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Texas Winter 2016-2017

#1 Postby Portastorm » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:40 pm

Starting this thread because it is never too early to talk Texas winters (or lack thereof). This one will be La Nina. Do we expect yet another blow torch winter? Gawd, I hope not.

La Nina winters though do feature an Arctic Outbreak or two and when they do happen, they're very dramatic. So there's that.

Let the discussion begin ...
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#2 Postby Ptarmigan » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:16 pm

I know some big cold blasts have happened in La Nina.

Examples of cold blasts in La Nina.
January 1886
February 1895
February 1899
January/February 1951
January 1985
February 1985
February 1989
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#3 Postby Brent » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:20 pm

Yall crazy... the days are still getting longer.

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Though it's fun to think about.
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#4 Postby Tireman4 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:18 pm

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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#5 Postby Ntxw » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:17 pm

Ptarmigan wrote:I know some big cold blasts have happened in La Nina.

Examples of cold blasts in La Nina.
January 1886
February 1895
February 1899
January/February 1951
January 1985
February 1985
February 1989


You can toss in February 1996, February 2011. Also the frigid November/December of 2000 was weak Nina. That one more memorable for northeast Texas and the ice storms.
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#6 Postby Ptarmigan » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:53 pm

Ntxw wrote:
Ptarmigan wrote:I know some big cold blasts have happened in La Nina.

Examples of cold blasts in La Nina.
January 1886
February 1895
February 1899
January/February 1951
January 1985
February 1985
February 1989


You can toss in February 1996, February 2011. Also the frigid November/December of 2000 was weak Nina. That one more memorable for northeast Texas and the ice storms.


I forgot to mention February 1996 and February 2011.
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#7 Postby 1900hurricane » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:07 am

February 1996? You mean the month when it warmed up to 100*F or above in places like Austin and San Antonio? :P
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#8 Postby Ntxw » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:42 am

1900hurricane wrote:February 1996? You mean the month when it warmed up to 100*F or above in places like Austin and San Antonio? :P


Yes! Last time DFW was in single digits. First quarter of 1996 was crazy with heat waves and cold blasts. Talk about extremes.
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#9 Postby Portastorm » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:38 pm

February 1996 was an amazing month of extremes here in Austin as well. That month we had two wintry weather events (one snow and one mixed precip), a low of 19 degrees and a high of 101 degrees. Crazy!
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#10 Postby Ntxw » Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:01 pm

I'm seeing signs the La Nina will likely be a weak to low end moderate. First year Nina's usually delivers something. This bodes well for us along with the +PDO. We may not see the copious precip events but I think the cold blasts will be there. I'd take this over a strong El Nino.
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#11 Postby Texas Snowman » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:13 pm

And here we go, the summer solstice is at hand. Let the countdown to the winter solstice begin!

:sun: :rarrow: :froze:

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@NWSHouston -- The summer solstice is this afternoon at 534 PM CDT. Daylight hours will total a 14 hrs, 3 min and 32 sec. #houwx
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#12 Postby CaptinCrunch » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:08 pm

Happy August Winter lovers, this is typically the hottest month of the year here in DFW, but let's do take a peek at what could and should be a more typical Texas winter. Last seasons SUPER El Nino pretty much blew 90% of the Winter outlooks to shreds, I mean it freaking sucked if you were expecting a cold snowy winter. Seriously though, it was hard to forecast a Winter with a event such as Super El Nino seeing as they are only a once in 50 year event. Now as we are expecting a La Nina event the question is what type of La Nina will we get? I don't think it will reach a strong category so a weak to moderate La Nina event is expected.

Typically we see a warmer winter due to less clouds and less of a chance of precip, but there have been some La Nina's that have proven to be some what on the cold side, but yet still dry. I don't see the extremely warm winter of last year happing again for 2016/2017, as a matter of fact I think this winter compared to last will be far colder, but still the average Texas winter were snow/ice chances are about normal.

So until I return in October for the festive Halloween fun, have a happy and HOT end of summer. :sun:

Oh yeah, "Are you ready for some Football? NFL 2016/2017 season kicks off this weekend with the HOF game, Green Bay Packers vs Indianapolis Colts :ggreen:
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#13 Postby Tireman4 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:56 pm

So until I return in October for the festive Halloween fun, have a happy and HOT end of summer. :sun:

I was wondering why you were posting..you are a Halloween forecaster....LOL
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#14 Postby Ntxw » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:08 pm

It's quite possible we may not even get La Nina. It could hold onto cold neutral.
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#15 Postby TeamPlayersBlue » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:42 pm

http://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis ... y_z500.png

The November analog looks interesting....
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#16 Postby Yukon Cornelius » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:06 pm

Firsthand Weather has released their early winter forecast. Figured I would share. Any thoughts?
http://firsthandweather.com/2105/early- ... -forecast/
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#17 Postby gpsnowman » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:50 pm

Yukon Cornelius wrote:Firsthand Weather has released their early winter forecast. Figured I would share. Any thoughts?
http://firsthandweather.com/2105/early- ... -forecast/

I am digging it. The map looks good. Early on but he might be on to something similar to some previous posts in the forum. La nina can bring the goods albeit sporadically.
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#18 Postby Yukon Cornelius » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:35 pm

gpsnowman wrote:
Yukon Cornelius wrote:Firsthand Weather has released their early winter forecast. Figured I would share. Any thoughts?
http://firsthandweather.com/2105/early- ... -forecast/

I am digging it. The map looks good. Early on but he might be on to something similar to some previous posts in the forum. La nina can bring the goods albeit sporadically.

I agree. I the map does look good. Let's just hope it verifies.
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#19 Postby Brent » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:24 pm

Yukon Cornelius wrote:Firsthand Weather has released their early winter forecast. Figured I would share. Any thoughts?
http://firsthandweather.com/2105/early- ... -forecast/


Oh yes please. I am still not over the trash pile that was last "winter"...
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Re: Texas Winter 2016-2017

#20 Postby Portastorm » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:55 am

As far as my area of the state is concerned, the last TWO winters have been dumpster fires. One has to believe that this next one will offer more than the last two clunkers.
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