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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5021 Postby Texas Snowman » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:24 pm

Hard to believe this is the last day of February.

Shades of the Tri-State Tornado, this tornado keeps going, now in Indiana. A PDS tornado warning where it normally would be snowing in a normal year:

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"Severe Weather Statement
National Weather Service Paducah KY
1014 PM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

ILC047-185-193-INC051-129-163-010445-
/O.CON.KPAH.TO.W.0011.000000T0000Z-170301T0445Z/
White IL-Wabash IL-Edwards IL-Gibson IN-Vanderburgh IN-Posey IN-
1014 PM CST TUE FEB 28 2017

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1045 PM CST FOR
NORTHEASTERN WHITE...SOUTHWESTERN WABASH...SOUTHEASTERN EDWARDS...
SOUTHWESTERN GIBSON...NORTHERN VANDERBURGH AND NORTHEASTERN POSEY
COUNTIES...

At 1013 PM CST, a confirmed large and extremely dangerous tornado was
located near Poseyville, or 16 miles west of Fort Branch, moving east
at 45 mph.

This is a PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW!

HAZARD...Damaging tornado.

SOURCE...Radar confirmed tornado. If you are travelling along
Interstate 64 from exits 4 through 12, the tornado is
headed for this part of the highway. This is a life
threatening situation.

IMPACT...You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris may
be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes
will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes,
businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete destruction
is possible.

The tornado will be near...
Poseyville around 1020 PM CST.
Cynthiana around 1025 PM CST.
Owensville around 1030 PM CST.
Fort Branch and Haubstadt around 1035 PM CST.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Griffin.

LAT...LON 3841 8748 3820 8746 3820 8747 3814 8747
3812 8796 3833 8798
TIME...MOT...LOC 0413Z 259DEG 39KT 3819 8787

TORNADO...OBSERVED
TORNADO DAMAGE THREAT...CONSIDERABLE
HAIL...2.50IN"
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5022 Postby Brent » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:26 am

Chicago issued more tornado warnings than winter storm warnings in February...

and I think that about sums up this winter.

See yall in the spring thread.
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5023 Postby Ntxw » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:42 am

All posts past midnight not relating to reanalysis or summaries of the winter will be moved to the spring thread (assuming no immediate winter threats).

Overall most outlets including the CPC predicted an overall warmer than normal winter with bouts of cold and front loaded winter (if you can call it that, at least what there was) with sharp, quick cold hit. Typical with your Nina climo, few if any predicted warmest winter or top warmest ever for many outside the west. So I would give most a decent grade. One notable forecast bust has been at weatherbell. I'm not trying to put blame, but many here use that as a reasonable resource. JB and his team predicted a neutral to below normal in most of the country north of I-40 and east of the divide and warm towards the southwest, near normal in Texas. Also predicted a second half heavy winter which was actually the opposite, I'd have to give it a low grade. Hopefully going forward to next winter we will see a 2009-2010 repeat :D and all will be forgiven

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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5024 Postby Ntxw » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:54 am

For those who can't find the Texas Spring thread link is below

Texas Spring Thread
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5025 Postby Texas Snowman » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:58 am

Well, a few more minutes to go before Ntxw sweeps the floor, turns out the lights, locks the place up and puts the "Gone to the Spring Weather Thread" sign out.

Obviously, this wasn't the winter we wanted.

Personally, I can't complain too terribly much here along the Red River with the early January snow and single digit cold.

But I am very disappointed for the rest of us here in Texas. And especially you Portastorm.

We'll get 'em next winter gang.

Until next winter, dream of big snows, bowling ball winter storms and McFarland Signatures.

See y'all over in the Spring Weather thread.

:froze: :cold: :froze:
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5026 Postby Yukon Cornelius » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:26 pm

Don't know if this information should be posted here or not. Even with it being a warm winter, certain parts of Texas seemed to fair better than others. I was curious so I went to DATAnow Climatological data page on NOAA and counted the number of freezes from December through the end of February for the Wichita Falls area. From what the data is saying for this area; December had 17 freezes, January had 16 and February had 6. That really doesn't seem too bad despite the warmer than usual winter. I think what made it feel worse is how hot it got in between cold or cool periods.
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5027 Postby wxman57 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:35 pm

Hey, I found the Texas snow. It's in Hawaii! Road trip?

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
350 AM HST Wed Mar 1 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE BIG ISLAND SUMMITS ABOVE 11000 FEET...

.An approaching upper level trough will pass from west to east
across the islands through tonight. Heavy snow showers, strong
winds and poor visibilities are expected at the Big Island
summits, with a chance for thunderstorms as well.

Big Island Summits-
350 AM HST Wed Mar 1 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Blizzard
Warning...which is in effect until 6 AM HST Thursday. The Winter
Storm Warning is no longer in effect.

* LOCATION...Big Island summits above 11000 feet elevation.

* HAZARD TYPE...Heavy snow, ice, low visibility and strong winds.

* ACCUMULATIONS...New snowfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches...with
locally higher amounts.

* TIMING...Through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Poor visibility, strong winds and icy snow covered
roads will make for hazardous driving conditions.

* WINDS...Southwest 45 to 55 mph, with gusts to 65 mph.

* VISIBILITIES...Less than a 1/4 mile at times in clouds and
heavier precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle.
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5028 Postby Tireman4 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:46 pm

wxman57 wrote:Hey, I found the Texas snow. It's in Hawaii! Road trip?

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
350 AM HST Wed Mar 1 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE BIG ISLAND SUMMITS ABOVE 11000 FEET...

.An approaching upper level trough will pass from west to east
across the islands through tonight. Heavy snow showers, strong
winds and poor visibilities are expected at the Big Island
summits, with a chance for thunderstorms as well.

Big Island Summits-
350 AM HST Wed Mar 1 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Blizzard
Warning...which is in effect until 6 AM HST Thursday. The Winter
Storm Warning is no longer in effect.

* LOCATION...Big Island summits above 11000 feet elevation.

* HAZARD TYPE...Heavy snow, ice, low visibility and strong winds.

* ACCUMULATIONS...New snowfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches...with
locally higher amounts.

* TIMING...Through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Poor visibility, strong winds and icy snow covered
roads will make for hazardous driving conditions.

* WINDS...Southwest 45 to 55 mph, with gusts to 65 mph.

* VISIBILITIES...Less than a 1/4 mile at times in clouds and
heavier precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle.




Sigh. Just double danged sigh. :/
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5029 Postby Stormcenter » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:34 pm

Just wait until next Winter. It will be the Winter of all Winters watch and see. :cold:
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5030 Postby MGC » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:51 pm

wxman57 wrote:Hey, I found the Texas snow. It's in Hawaii! Road trip?

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
350 AM HST Wed Mar 1 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE BIG ISLAND SUMMITS ABOVE 11000 FEET...

.An approaching upper level trough will pass from west to east
across the islands through tonight. Heavy snow showers, strong
winds and poor visibilities are expected at the Big Island
summits, with a chance for thunderstorms as well.

Big Island Summits-
350 AM HST Wed Mar 1 2017

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM HST THURSDAY...

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Blizzard
Warning...which is in effect until 6 AM HST Thursday. The Winter
Storm Warning is no longer in effect.

* LOCATION...Big Island summits above 11000 feet elevation.

* HAZARD TYPE...Heavy snow, ice, low visibility and strong winds.

* ACCUMULATIONS...New snowfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches...with
locally higher amounts.

* TIMING...Through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Poor visibility, strong winds and icy snow covered
roads will make for hazardous driving conditions.

* WINDS...Southwest 45 to 55 mph, with gusts to 65 mph.

* VISIBILITIES...Less than a 1/4 mile at times in clouds and
heavier precipitation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are
expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds
and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout
conditions, making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If
you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get
stranded, stay with your vehicle.


LOL, Hawaii has a better winter than most of the country.....guess I'll book a beach and snow ski trip there next winter.....MGC
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5031 Postby WeatherDuck » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:23 am

The NWS has a 50-60% chance of wintry mix Monday night/Tuesday morning for my area just NE of Austin.

What is it looking like as to the amount of precipitation?
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5032 Postby gboudx » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 am

Wrong thread weatherduck. This is last year's Winter thread.
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5033 Postby WeatherDuck » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:42 am

gboudx wrote:Wrong thread weatherduck. This is last year's Winter thread.


Thanks!

I'll try again.
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