Wednesday, January 17, 2007
THIS COMING WEEKEND. AN UPPER TROUGH WILL INTERACT WITH DEEP
MOISTURE THAT WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION.
WITH SUBFREEZING AIR AT ALL LEVELS THIS SHOULD
BE A SNOW EVENT FOR ALL BUT EXTREME SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A WINTRY MIX. CURRENT
MODEL QPF WOULD INDICATE SNOW ACCUMULATION OF UP
TO 8 INCHES FOR AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40
INCLUDING THE GREATER TULSA AREA.
Above is the latest extended forecast from this morning's hazardous weather outlook. It looks as though northeast Oklahoma is in for another round of winter weather. This couldn't come at a worse time. Many people in surrounding communities are still without power, most roads are still covered with ice, and little things such as walking to my car are almost impossible unless you're wearing steel cleats.
I'm ready for summer...
Monday, January 15, 2007
Stole the idea of a time lapse driving video from Steve. This video was taken as I drove down Riverside Drive today in an attempt to go to work a day after the huge ice storm. The only problem was that I couldn't turn into the office because the snow plow left a big pile of ice in front of our driveway. My Honda Civic does great in snow/ice as long as it's not more than about 8 inches deep. Hope that pile gets driven on before tomorrow. I've got a lot to catch up on.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Tulsa narrowly escaped the worst of the freezing rain. As you can tell from the image above, areas south and east of Tulsa are suffering from widespread power outages and damage caused by several inches of freezing rain. As of 6pm today there were an estimated 44,801 homes without power in northeastern Oklahoma.
Given that I still have power tomorrow (my lights just got dim and flickered), I will post some video from around town.
The final round of ice has finally passed through Tulsa. I had a chance to get out and shoot some video at Tulsa International Airport today. Flights in and out of Tulsa have been very limited over the weekend. Today it appeared that American Airlines had canceled or delayed their flights. The only airline we saw with departing flights today was Continental.
After looking at the current radar, I wouldn't be surprised to see the accumulation totals shift slightly to the west.
I plan to be out as this final round of ice moves through and should have more pics and video to post this afternoon and evening.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Had a chance to get out and shoot some video of the ice storm with Steve Miller and Bob Hall today. Above is a short clip showing ice accumulation on trees in south Tulsa. I will be posting more video and pics as I have time to upload them.