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  1. Hello! Just wanted to check in and see if this community has moved over to another forum or something? It’s so quiet in here and Old Man Winter is knocking...
  2. Here in Midtown Tulsa, we had that rare "Currier & Ives" Christmas snow. It came down at a very good clip for awhile and was a dream to behold! Having such a scene is a real treat before Christmas.
  3. I'd be just fine with upper 40s for Christmas here in the Tulsa area, NwWhiteOut! That's the seasonal average, and seasonal averages seem hard to achieve in December these days. I really dread any sort of Christmas warmth. I was able to avoid the Christmas mega-torch somewhat last year by spending Christmas in Iowa. Here's to wishing and hoping.
  4. westhope84

    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2016-17 Winter Discussion

    I'll be in southeastern Iowa for Christmas. It's truly absurd that even there it'll likely be in the 50s! May see a bit of snow on our way up on Saturday from the modest Friday-early Saturday system. I suppose we can still get into the spirit by imagining Christmas in Bethlehem... Plus, we did have a little pre-Christmas snow and cold, which is more than we can say for many years.
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    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2016-17 Winter Discussion

    Pre-Christmas snow! Yes! Blowing off roads and rooftops with the piercing wind. Might as well be Fargo.
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    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2016-17 Winter Discussion

    I love December cold, so I'm happy to see the models depicting the increasing likelihood of a below-normal month. Now if we could only get some snow. I got a Subaru Outback in January 2015 and haven't had the chance to see what it can do in the snow. I'm hoping that changes around the 17th of this month.
  7. westhope84

    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2016-17 Winter Discussion

    Hello again! Optimistic for some significant cold and/or snow event during December. It'll be fun watching with you guys.
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    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2015-16 Discussion

    Currently 90 degrees in portions of northwestern Oklahoma. I'll never forget the morning Nowata, Ok fell to -31 in February 2011. Pretty wild for a non-mountainous state to have a 121-degree temp range for one particular month. Anyone know what Oklahoma's all-time warm February temperature is?
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    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2015-16 Discussion

    Yep. Time for daily, naked snow dances. But I'll take cold and no snow over warm and no snow this time of year.
  10. westhope84

    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2015-16 Discussion

    The low is taking an interesting track for Tulsa. Surprise heavy sleet that's already made roads a mess. Should transition to snow soon. Radar trends are our friend, it appears.
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    December 25-29th Storm Disco

    Im going to be traveling from Tulsa to my wife's family in Fort Madison, Iowa on Tuesday. Seems like the latest trends are suggesting a fairly serious freezing rain scenario in extreme southeastern Iowa? Just wanted to see if anyone had any input regarding latest trends for that neck of the woods. May need to tell the ol' father-in-law to invest in a new generator if the ice verifies in conjunction with the forecasted winds...
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    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2015-16 Discussion

    Let's see just how badly King Euro can rip the bandaid off...
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    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2015-16 Discussion

    I'm the sort of weirdo who would trade every trace of snow for an entire season for snow falling Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. Even just an inch. However (and I probably say something similar a lot of years), Christmas is all about tradition, and our tradition around here is for bare ground and mildly chilly temps. Also, it's nice for folks traveling to be with family. I remember so many people around here unable to be with loved ones during the 2009 blizzard. Almost felt guilty about that in light of how amazing that storm was for me. All this is obviously compensation meant to keep me from the Grinch-mode, but let's make the best of things and hope Xmas at least trends a few degrees closer to seasonal averages. But hey, if it's 75 outside, I'll just crank the AC to 60 or something.
  14. westhope84

    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2015-16 Discussion

    Well, fantasy snow in the long range is my cue to quit merely anonymously lurking the forum. Looking forward to this winter with y'all, and thanks to those of you who have kept things going around here.
  15. westhope84

    OK/AR/KS/MO Winter 2014-15 Discussion

    Thanks, JoMo. Really appreciate you.