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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9201 Postby weatherdude1108 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:37 pm

Haris wrote:Folks from Round Rock to Lakeway??

Training stormms N&W of Austin all morning, ive recorded near 1/2" . Surprise rain again LOL


I went out for a run this morning. A few sprinkles. Dry streets. When I finished and got in house, it started pouring with lightning and thunder. I got lucky it didn't get me while running. Didn't expect this at all! Nice surprise. :D My yard has puddles now. Over 2 inches since last Tuesday .
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9202 Postby JDawg512 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:41 pm

My part of Austin hasn't seen as much as other areas over the past several days. These storms develop and move in very narrow paths. I mean littetally within a mile or so either to the west or to the east of the Rain Cave, other than getting glancing edge rainfall it's been pretty dull. I can't complain though considering many areas have seen nice amounts. I have not checked my gauges yet today but despite getting the short end of the stick, I've had over an inch as if yesterday so I'm fine with that. Plus there are some more chances ahead.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9203 Postby Ralph's Weather » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:57 pm

Over 10" here over the past couple weeks.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9204 Postby bubba hotep » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:59 pm

Timing is off on the 18z GFS but it shows colder air in place with numerous disturbances moving through, just need to time this up better for N. Texas

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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9205 Postby bubba hotep » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:36 pm

The last few runs of the GEFS have been trending "snowier" for northern Texas and Oklahoma.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9206 Postby Brent » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:30 am

that storm at the end of the GFS(March 12th)... a blizzard basically in Oklahoma and Arkansas and some backside snow into Dallas :lol:
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9207 Postby wxman57 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:51 am

6Z GFS says "what storm"?
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9208 Postby bubba hotep » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:51 am

Brent wrote:that storm at the end of the GFS(March 12th)... a blizzard basically in Oklahoma and Arkansas and some backside snow into Dallas :lol:


Euro control looks similar with big winter storm across Ok and down to the Red River.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9209 Postby bubba hotep » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:19 am

Both Tuesday & Wednesday look to have some svr potential for DFW depending on how things evolve over the next 30 - 48 hrs. Also, DFW looks to have a really good shot to go over 7" and make a run at the February monthly rainfall record.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9210 Postby weatherdude1108 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:41 am

I will be driving up to Dallas, Sherman, and Fort Worth on Thursday through Friday for a work trip. I'll be staying the night in Sherman. Looks like sunny skies with lows in the mid-30s with highs in the 50s up in Sherman by Thursday through Friday.
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Guess I'll just miss out on some storm chasing opportunities the couple days prior. :P

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Sunny, with a high near 57. North wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

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Sunny, with a high near 62. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.ph ... pQpxOSWzcs
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9211 Postby Yukon Cornelius » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:15 pm

The population of migrating robins has exploded pretty much overnight. Not a good sign for cold or winter weather.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9212 Postby wxman57 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:41 pm

Yukon Cornelius wrote:The population of migrating robins has exploded pretty much overnight. Not a good sign for cold or winter weather.


Very slim chance of any additional winter weather in NE TX. Wouldn't rule it out completely, but it would take a significant pattern change by mid March or so. Azaleas are blooming in Houston, robins are heading back north. Nature is telling us that spring is coming sooner rather than later.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9213 Postby Yukon Cornelius » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:47 pm

wxman57 wrote:
Yukon Cornelius wrote:The population of migrating robins has exploded pretty much overnight. Not a good sign for cold or winter weather.


Very slim chance of any additional winter weather in NE TX. Wouldn't rule it out completely, but it would take a significant pattern change by mid March or so. Azaleas are blooming in Houston, robins are heading back north. Nature is telling us that spring is coming sooner rather than later.

Good thing I'm not in NE TX! Yea, I figure as much. Even way up this way I have some bluebonnets on my property that have started breaking ground.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9214 Postby wxman57 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:39 pm

Yukon Cornelius wrote:
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Yukon Cornelius wrote:The population of migrating robins has exploded pretty much overnight. Not a good sign for cold or winter weather.


Very slim chance of any additional winter weather in NE TX. Wouldn't rule it out completely, but it would take a significant pattern change by mid March or so. Azaleas are blooming in Houston, robins are heading back north. Nature is telling us that spring is coming sooner rather than later.

Good thing I'm not in NE TX! Yea, I figure as much. Even way up this way I have some bluebonnets on my property that have started breaking ground.


I'd say you're definitely in NE TX, but your chances of any additional winter weather are a little higher than the DFW area. Bluebonnets are starting to bloom in SE TX, and I had the first report of a June bug this past weekend.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9215 Postby JDawg512 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:48 pm

This will likely be my final post in the winter thread. For my personal opinion, this was a real winter. It reminded me of winter in the 1980s. We had snow, we had ice, we had sleet. Overall we had longer periods of cooler weather instead of 1-2 days of cold then a quick warm-up. December was good in the precipitation department, Jan not so much. This month really depended on location for who got more rain and who got less. I think we saw a little of everything here in the Austin area.

Now my focus will turn to Spring (my favorite season of the year). Big questions are how much rain will we see?
Will this spring be a slow warm up or will we return to the more extreme temp variations from day to day? What will the severe storm season be like? I have a sneaking suspicion that we saw a preview and that locally we may be more times than not on the tail end of these systems which is fairly typical of La Niña. Hopefully we are seeing the beginning of the end with that. Still will be dealing with the atmospheric effects into the summer. Anywho I will see everyone over in the spring thread and to those who mostly post in Winter, hope to see you again next winter.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9216 Postby Ralph's Weather » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:27 pm

wxman57 wrote:
Yukon Cornelius wrote:
wxman57 wrote:
Very slim chance of any additional winter weather in NE TX. Wouldn't rule it out completely, but it would take a significant pattern change by mid March or so. Azaleas are blooming in Houston, robins are heading back north. Nature is telling us that spring is coming sooner rather than later.

Good thing I'm not in NE TX! Yea, I figure as much. Even way up this way I have some bluebonnets on my property that have started breaking ground.


I'd say you're definitely in NE TX, but your chances of any additional winter weather are a little higher than the DFW area. Bluebonnets are starting to bloom in SE TX, and I had the first report of a June bug this past weekend.

WF is far from NE TX in the sense we use it in NE TX. NE TX is Paris on east and north of I-20. WF is NW TX or West Central.
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9217 Postby Texas Snowman » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:34 pm

wxman57 wrote:
Yukon Cornelius wrote:
wxman57 wrote:
Very slim chance of any additional winter weather in NE TX. Wouldn't rule it out completely, but it would take a significant pattern change by mid March or so. Azaleas are blooming in Houston, robins are heading back north. Nature is telling us that spring is coming sooner rather than later.

Good thing I'm not in NE TX! Yea, I figure as much. Even way up this way I have some bluebonnets on my property that have started breaking ground.


I'd say you're definitely in NE TX, but your chances of any additional winter weather are a little higher than the DFW area. Bluebonnets are starting to bloom in SE TX, and I had the first report of a June bug this past weekend.


:lol:

Wichita Falls is in NE Texas?!? There aren’t many times where I’d say Wxman57 has been wrong around here.

But with all due respect, this time...
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9218 Postby Texas Snowman » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:07 pm

:uarrow: :uarrow: :uarrow: And since I’m sure he’ll disagree, here is how the Texas State Historical Association’s online handbook describes Wichita County...

“Wichita County is in the extreme north central portion of the state, on the Oklahoma border.”

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw08
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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9219 Postby bubba hotep » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:22 pm

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Re: Texas Winter 2017-2018

#9220 Postby TheProfessor » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:34 pm

I better not come to Texas and it ends up as warm or cooler than it currently is in Ohio. I want 70s and 80s so I can swim. :x
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