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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3641 Postby wxman57 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:17 pm

This is my final post in the winter thread. Had a long ride along Brays Bayou from 3 miles outside the west loop all the way nearly to the east loop. Bluebonnets were popping up all along the bayou, signaling the end of winter. The only "winter" we might see in SE TX over the next 3-4 weeks is a few morning lows in the 40s. Time to move to the spring thread...

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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3642 Postby gboudx » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:36 pm

I would love to ride with such small elevation changes. Sounds like you have nice trails to ride too. My area really lacks for biking/jogging trails.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3643 Postby Ntxw » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:50 am

Still no wintry threat in sight from any guidance. Any threat beyond that will take us to the equinox. Mostly 60s/70s which by now is close to average due to rising climo. We will move to the spring thread for discussion Tuesday March 1st, this thread will remain open but I don't think there will be much to discuss here aside from reanalysis of what went wrong.

Best thing about this winter, my lawn is still lush and green especially now after the recent rain.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3644 Postby TheProfessor » Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:25 pm

2nd week of march needs to be watched, A guy who is a forecaster in Indiana uses something called the BSR and is saying that it's hinting at a severe weather outbreak for the OV. He nailed the past 2 snowstorms with it. Of course the storm would hit Texas before it hits here.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3645 Postby Yukon Cornelius » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:25 pm

Our cattle are starting to lose their winter coats but the thing I find the strangest is, the mesquite trees still aren't even trying to bloom. For this area that is the biggest weather indicator and it's accurate every year. Once the mesquite trees bloom you know winter is completely done.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3646 Postby MGC » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:42 pm

Was a beautiful day down here on the Mississippi Coast. Put all my warm weather plants outside today and even took a walk on the beach. Farewell winter, you won't be missed.....MGC
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3647 Postby Texas Snowman » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:31 pm

Yukon Cornelius wrote:Our cattle are starting to lose their winter coats but the thing I find the strangest is, the mesquite trees still aren't even trying to bloom. For this area that is the biggest weather indicator and it's accurate every year. Once the mesquite trees bloom you know winter is completely done.


I had not noticed that yet.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3648 Postby weatherdude1108 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:54 pm

Texas Snowman wrote:
Yukon Cornelius wrote:Our cattle are starting to lose their winter coats but the thing I find the strangest is, the mesquite trees still aren't even trying to bloom. For this area that is the biggest weather indicator and it's accurate every year. Once the mesquite trees bloom you know winter is completely done.


I had not noticed that yet.


I remember, years ago, my geology professor in Lubbock saying the same thing about Mesquite trees. She said they are the last to bloom, and once they do, the freeze threat is over.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3649 Postby Brent » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:26 am

The GFS says not so fast on the end of winter... last run had 80s in DFW and even Oklahoma City this day...

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Edit: Lowest low is a mere 43 at DFW... carry on... :lol:
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3650 Postby dhweather » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:26 am

Folks, "winter" is over. I'm moving on to the Spring thread. What a disappointing "winter". Sorry Porta, I had really hoped you would get a decent 2-3" snowfall this year. :(
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3651 Postby Portastorm » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:18 am

dhweather wrote:Folks, "winter" is over. I'm moving on to the Spring thread. What a disappointing "winter". Sorry Porta, I had really hoped you would get a decent 2-3" snowfall this year. :(


Thanks man ... it's been a forum-wide disappointing "winter." My frozen precip for the season occurred right after Christmas during a hailstorm. :wink:

See y'all in the Spring thread. Here's hoping we all get plenty of rain so this summer won't be brutal.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3652 Postby hriverajr » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:59 am

Well I got my snow, even if it did not stick
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3653 Postby Tireman4 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:45 am

hriverajr wrote:Well I got my snow, even if it did not stick


Lucky duck. Many Winters, we at least get a hint of sleet. Not even close for us...wow. Just wow. The Winter That Wasn't
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3654 Postby Brent » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:59 pm

dhweather wrote:Folks, "winter" is over. I'm moving on to the Spring thread. What a disappointing "winter". Sorry Porta, I had really hoped you would get a decent 2-3" snowfall this year. :(


You know... I have a couple different mindsets for this winter

From the snowy side... oh hands down, no debate, worst winter ever

From the unexpected side... this winter was a shocker. I at least expected it to rain a lot... the cold was always a question but I never envisioned THIS warm.

But on the flip side... at least I didn't spend half the winter just wishing it had been 2 degrees colder like a lot of last winter(save the last 2 weeks), or chasing snow threats a week out that never verified(there were a couple but they never lasted more than a model run basically)... and I've kind of enjoyed the 60s/near 70 lol. Oh help... I'm turning into wxman57. :lol:
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3655 Postby Ntxw » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:19 pm

Brent wrote:You know... I have a couple different mindsets for this winter

From the snowy side... oh hands down, no debate, worst winter ever

From the unexpected side... this winter was a shocker. I at least expected it to rain a lot... the cold was always a question but I never envisioned THIS warm.

But on the flip side... at least I didn't spend half the winter just wishing it had been 2 degrees colder like a lot of last winter(save the last 2 weeks), or chasing snow threats a week out that never verified(there were a couple but they never lasted more than a model run basically)... and I've kind of enjoyed the 60s/near 70 lol. Oh help... I'm turning into wxman57. :lol:


It was overall a torch winter for the entire US. Many in the met world were afraid of 1997-1998, it may not have gotten there the same way but the outcome was the same no less.

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Even eerie that W Texas had a blizzard about the same time in December too.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3656 Postby Brent » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:14 am

Final grim writeup on winter from FWD:

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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3657 Postby Yukon Cornelius » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:18 pm

Didn't even make it to 200 this year. Crazy. Unless something bizarre happens and Clay county gets some type of late season winter weather I will see y'all next winter. Spring and summer weather just doesn't do it for me like winter weather does.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3658 Postby BigB0882 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:59 pm

I can't say it has been fun...I guess I will see some of you over on Talking Tropics later this summer.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3659 Postby Portastorm » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:10 pm

I saw another tweet from FTW that this was the first winter in 75 years where Waco received no wintry precipitation.
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Re: Texas Winter 2015-2016

#3660 Postby wxman57 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:18 pm

Yukon Cornelius wrote:Didn't even make it to 200 this year. Crazy. Unless something bizarre happens and Clay county gets some type of late season winter weather I will see y'all next winter. Spring and summer weather just doesn't do it for me like winter weather does.


OK, I'm curious - 200 what?
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