"La Nina" Winter Update!

January 18, 2008


 I have noticed a few comments posted underneath my weather blogs (thanks as always for comments, even if they're negative, as long as they’re constructive!), about LaNina not bringing the “warm winter” promised.


 Well, let’s talk about this. The prediction was for a warmer winter THAN AVERAGE, and a drier one THAN AVERAGE.


 December 2007 was 50% drier than the 30-year average, while temperatures were very close to average. January, thus far, has yielded almost no rain. It may surprise you to know, up through the date of this writing, January is running 3-5 degrees ABOVE normal across Texoma.


 Even though there have been a few cold days, the days of “above normal” temperatures have outnumbered “below normal” in January three to one.


I’ll be the first to admit that I’m going to miss one every now and then…but so far this winter is pretty much as expected: dry, with above average temperatures.


 It will be colder than average for the next few days…so stay warm!


Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

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  • by Native Texan Location: sherman on Jan 25, 2008 at 04:53 AM
    people will always find something to complain about..Live in amarillo only about 5 hrs east.. 20-30 mph winds for a normal day now thats fun. its not even considered breezy untill its over 35mph. Now that cuts through ya like mexican food with a hangover
  • by Leith Location: Denison on Jan 24, 2008 at 08:02 PM
    You know Steve Lanore I was reading the 2007-2008 wither season outlook in the old farmers almanac. It sait from my own translation that we would have a dry than usual and milder winter this year. I think that all else fails look at the farmers almanac. Love the wprk you do. La nina funny.
  • by Willy Location: Durant on Jan 22, 2008 at 06:25 AM
    Thanks for putting the front on the map, easy to know where the cold front is located.
  • by Eric Location: Cedar Rapids, IA on Jan 21, 2008 at 01:15 PM
    I used to live in Southern OK, living in Cedar Rapids, IA, now... we had -30 wind chills here last weekend, and we have had more days with temps below 0 than we have above. So... for anyone that wants to complain about the cold... you have NOTHING to complain about... be grateful. LOL!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2008 at 05:43 AM
    thanks steve - its great that you keep all informed of what mother nature is up to. i really enjoy your blogs info. maybe next year we can get some snow in the forecast - so put in your order now. keep up the good work- you are appreciated!!
  • by C Location: Texas on Jan 19, 2008 at 04:32 AM
    Thanks Steve for clarifying the La Nina Winter. I appreciate the lengths and extra effort from you and from the rest of the weather team. Go Megan!!
  • by alan Location: denison on Jan 19, 2008 at 03:45 AM
    no worries stevo we need some cold weather if its gonna be winter let it be as such. Always easier to get warm i say. U doing a good job
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