Ozarkwx

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  1. Looking at the precip map for us locally, wow! Also I noticed an unusually big slug of moisture over the Mogollon Rim in AZ....and wow again, much of that is snow,lol. Winter storm warnings as low as 5000 feet.
  2. Exactly on the rain, enough with this stupid dry wind, I need to burn some monstrous brush piles, but after that let's get back to business with an interesting spring setup.
  3. Holy smokes, this put me in a spring mood! There is a silver maple in front of the house starting to bud with these sweet blossoms. This afternoon the tree is swarmed with bees. Fairly loud buzzing. Trying to figure out if these are baby bees or some that are coming out of hibernation? In any case, perhaps prematurely, it feels like "real winter" is over.
  4. 2nd batch of precip was mainly rain. Just not our year for snow.
  5. Csnnaywx (or someone) I think I need a translation on this, but it sounds interesting. Does this indicate the potential for an axis of heavier precipitation similar to 2011 blizzard referenced in post 784? What time would this potential be likely to occur?
  6. As much as the NAM is dissed with great gusto at times, I believe it was the one that nailed one of our blizzards last year. I think it was the of Feb. 9 last year. I know Waterboy will remember that one.
  7. Even though this is the "Winter of our Discontent" for many here, the lack of snow continues a string of historic or near historic extremes our area has experienced over the last year or so.....and that in and of itself is rather amazing. I am getting a bit concerned about seeing early signs of spring emerge in a few flowering trees and shrubs. I have never really been through a scenario like this, which if it continues, could be rather punishing for the fruit crop, and take some of the fun out of spring color. Anyone been through a "Jan/Feb false spring" before and if so, what is the result?
  8. I put PYKL3 on my Android Thunderbolt and it is quite stable and seems to work as promised. I bet it would be outstanding on a tablet where you could get a bigger display. I have not used Radarscope, nor do I feel much call to do so given the PYKL3's performance.
  9. You know its slow when we are posting maps of +300 and +336 hours. I guess we are reduced to meteorolgical Hail Mary's at this point.
  10. The expected "coldest night of the year" surprisingly underperformed, and I am not sure how that happened. The forecasted low was 12 and typically in my valley location, a clear, still night, reduces the temperature another 3-5 degrees. After sunset, the temp was 22 and rose to 25 by midnight and then only dipped to 19, despite a dew point of 8. There were some high clouds at dawn, but no wind to speak of overnight. Any ideas what happened?
  11. Just got back in from walking the dog in the windy mist, that I think had some flakes mixed in. Looks like the "heaviest" snow is the the I-44 corridor and north. Wx24/7 are you getting anything in Monett?
  12. Maybe someone should call Tebow and see if he can help.
  13. Good one! Although #5 is not really accepting. You are sort of going back to #1 only a year ahead of time.
  14. OK, a bit of encouragement for snow lovers from Ross Ellect at 40/29. The basic premise is that we usually have little snow by now (average 4" in NW AR), and we have had 0" - 3" - 0" in the last 3 years. All of which went on to offer some serious winter weather later in the season. The last few warm days have got me daydreaming about spring-type activities, but I fear that is not a smart thing to indulge in quite yet.
  15. And my first year growing greens in a cold frame has been a terrific success. Beginners luck. No way we skate through the season without a few super interesting scenarios though...it always seems like the current weather (when we don't like it) will never end....but in this part of the country there is always something right around the corner to liven things up. In fact, there is more consistent weather action here than anywhere I have lived (New England, Mid-Atlantic, Oregon, AZ/NM).
  16. Hey Jomo - That looks pretty stout, lol. How is that thing attached to the floor? Seems like it might be good place to store emergency provisions that you might need in the event of an bad storm.
  17. Many thanks to all the posters here who help make this a useful and enjoyable place to be! Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all! And for all the snow lovers, here is my Christmas wish for you....... :snowing: :snowing: :snowing:
  18. Ha, that's right....let's b positive. This is not a snow mecca here, so it is hard to feel ripped off when last year had two intense storms, and we have not even reached January yet. Just in case though, I thought I would bring up the following. Believe it or not there is actually some fun that can develop in rooting for a complete shutout. I remember the infamous winter of 72-73 in Philadelphia (similar annual snow to this area) when 0.0" were recorded. Towards the mid part of February I recall snow addicts starting to pull for the near impossible - and despite a light frosting here and there - the airport got absolutely zip.
  19. Not very exciting if you like snow in our area......
  20. Looks like Tulsa agrees pretty strongly this morning: OF NOTE IS THE EXTREME LACK OF A COLD AIR SOURCE ANYWHERE OVER THE NEXT WEEK TO TEN DAYS. THIS MEANS THAT ALL PRECIPITATION IS ALMOST CERTAIN TO REMAIN LIQUID UNLESS WE CAN GET A "PERFECT STORM" SCENARIO OF AN IDEAL STORM TRACK COUPLED WITH A SUFFICIENTLY STRONG ENOUGH SYSTEM TO MANUFACTURE ITS OWN COLD AIR. WITH NONE OF THE CURRENT FORECAST MODELS DEPICTING THIS OCCURRING...WILL KEEP ALL PRECIPITATION LIQUID AS CHANCES OF ANYTHING ELSE IS VERY REMOTE AS OF THIS POINT IN TIME. IT IS BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE A WHITE CHRISTMAS WILL BE NOTHING MORE THAN A DREAM FOR AN UNUSUALLY HIGH PRECENTAGE OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES...INCLUDING MUCH OF THE NORTHERN U.S.
  21. I can relate. I have a close friend who is flying out of XNA on Tuesday morning. Normally a stickler about being where she is supposed to be on time, this is even worse because she really has to be at her destination on Tuesday. When TSA put out the special weather statement this afternoon, I was really hoping she would not read that....but of course she did, plus the forecast and even the discos.....and now she is consulting me to play out all these weather and travel scenarios. Each scenario ends with one of us saying "why don't we wait until Sunday, and then figure this out." By Saturday afternoon I may need to get her a log in here and tell her to ask you guys.
  22. And on the other hand....... The trend is not favorable. You had a tremendous success with Jova. There will be many more canes in your lifetime with better odds than this. Why push your business relationship further than it needs to go on a mid-grade system with such a tenuous track? You may want to draw on your "relationship capitol" for some other reason, and taking a pass on this one may prove beneficial in ways you cannot anticipate now.
  23. I simply can't bear to look at too many pictures or read too many stories at a time. Now if it is sickening for some of us not even there, I can't imagine the trauma for those who live there and are going through it. The mental health repercussions going forward have got to be off the charts. Probably PTSD rates similar to war survivors. On another note, in terms of making a donation, I notice on the City of Joplin Facebook page they suggested donations be sent to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. I imagine there is a good reason they were suggested, but before I made the donation, I wanted to double check or hear other ideas from people in the area. (If they were listed earlier in the thread, I apologize).