2008: A Windy, Cold Start

December 28, 2007

 The upper level pattern has been one of many, rapidly moving “shortwave” troughs during the past two weeks. Now, a major shift is indicated for the first few days of 2008.

 One large trough will tend to dominate the eastern half of the nation, while a ridge begins building over the west.

Texoma will be influenced by the trough: northerly wind flow will push colder air southward; a tight pressure field suggests very gusty winds as well for New Year’s Day. Although this air will not be brutally cold, overnight lows will be in the teens and 20s for  several mornings next week.

If the trough shifts a bit further west, then we’ll have to watch for a colder pattern. At this moment, expect much colder nights but “not that bad” during the days…except for the wind…on New Year’s Day.

An eastward shift to the ridge should start a major warm-up by late next week.

Things look pretty dry through January 2, 2008.

Here’s wishing you and yours the very best in 2008!

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist











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  • by Ron` Location: North of Lone Grove, Ok on Jan 9, 2008 at 04:30 AM
    The temp. is 22degrees here on the ranch and the date is 1-8-2008
  • by alan Location: denison on Jan 1, 2008 at 08:55 AM
    i agree with kaya let it snow!!! LOL! La Nina as well as El Nino' will be the down fall of the snow in this region,, I can see adifference as the seasons pass have a great new year
  • by Kaya Location: Durant on Dec 29, 2007 at 09:41 PM
    Love the way you let us know the "whys" of weather. Looks like the weather continues to follow the La Nina path. But perhaps you can wring out a little snow for us in spite of the warmer, drier winter?
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