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  • Birthday 08/14/1998

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  • Four Letter Airport Code For Weather Obs (Such as KDCA)
    KOUN
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    Norman, OK, USA
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  1. lookingnorth

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    What's the margin of error for these measurements? Is there any significant difference between the 2007, 2016, and 2019 extents or is it a statistical tie?
  2. lookingnorth

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    Why is 2018 in there twice?
  3. lookingnorth

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    It looks like with the possible exception of 1980, we just had the smallest Aug 13-29 sea ice extent drop on record.
  4. I feel like they say that every year. I'm betting on dry and mostly snowless, given the way past winters have gone.
  5. lookingnorth

    Plains States Observations and Discussion Thread

    Yeah we had a bunch of storms last night, but it was worse just north of me. The OKC airport had its fifth wettest August on record (data since 1948).
  6. lookingnorth

    Plains States Observations and Discussion Thread

    We got some nice thunderstorms here in Norman last night. It was the most significant rain we got since I returned here in late June. I really liked the cool weather this morning. Also, am I the only person from Oklahoma and states north on this forum? I feel like there's almost no one from my area for whatever reason.
  7. lookingnorth

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    Bluewave hasn't updated for today, so I'll mention that it looks like 2019 is having a bit of trouble falling below 5 million on the extent value. NSIDC extent Date.....2012......2019........2019 difference 8-4.......5.990.... .5.762.....+228k lead 8-5.......5.768......5.596.....+172k lead 8-6.......5.632......5.510......+122k lead 8-7.......5.467......5.388......+79k lead 8-8.......5.256.....5.390......-134k behind 8-9.......5.088......5.259......-171k behind 8-10.....5.118......5.093......+25k ahead 8-11.....5.021......5.113.......-92k behind 8-12.....4.938......5.063.......-125k behind 8-13.....4.889 8-14.....4.724 8-15.....4.679 8-16.....4.619 8-17.....4.545 8-18.....4.520 8-19.....4.405 8-20.....4.313
  8. lookingnorth

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    When I go to the NSIDC website I get different numbers that are higher for both years so I'm confused. I'm using the Charctic tool to view the data.
  9. lookingnorth

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    But I don't like the new colors because I was so used to the old version.
  10. lookingnorth

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    What would you say the odds are of beating 2007 or 2016?
  11. lookingnorth

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere in this forum, but is there a good place for me to learn about Arctic ice melt forecasting? I hear you guys talking about a dipole a lot, and I would guess that that means high pressure in one place and low pressure in another place, but what does that mean for melting exactly?
  12. It seems like there hasn't been dramatic ice melt in recent years, so I'm going with 2026 being the year the 2012 sea ice record gets broken. I doubt there will be a minimum greater than 2013 in my lifetime, but if it happens I'm going with 2021. Also whoever made this poll didn't consider that some of us are hoping to live past 2050. I'll only be 52 at the start of 2051.
  13. lookingnorth

    Arctic Sea Ice Extent, Area, and Volume

    I was looking at the GFS and it shows a lot of lower 500 mb heights over the Arctic Ocean in the next couple of weeks. Will that slow the rate of melting a lot?
  14. lookingnorth

    Plains States Observations and Discussion Thread

    The heat index got up to 116 yesterday in the southernmost part of Oklahoma.
  15. lookingnorth

    Alaska/Western Canada obs and discussion

    Anchorage, AK set their all-time record high of 89°F yesterday, and looks to get into the mid-80s for the next few days as well. Most of Alaska has been a good bit warmer than normal so far this summer.
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