Norbert...Bears Watching

October 9, 2008: UPDATE

Hurricane “Norbert” has weakened to a Category One storm. It will begin to move over cooler water and also encounter hostile upper level winds as it moves further north this weekend. The latest trajectory and the more “amplified” pattern to the upper trough suggest that except for some high cloud cover, Texoma will probably see no effect from Norbert.

Of course, there’s always that low probability it will “jog” further east and bring some rain our way, but this seems to be in the 10% range of chance.

A reminder that you can click on the National Hurricane Center link on this page to the latest 24/7 on Norbert’s strength and forecast track.

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

KXII-TV

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October 8, 2008: UPDATE

Hurricane “Norbert” is now a Category 4 storm with winds of 135mph as of Wednesday evening. Note the well-defined eye which is a tell-tale signature of a mature tropical cyclone.

All indications continue to point to the storm’s veering to the right with time due to the influence of an approaching upper level trough (see map). While it’s too early to say for sure, this could enhance rainfall potential over western Oklahoma and Texas . If the path comes a bit further east, then we’d also be affected.

A reminder that you can click on the National Hurricane Center link on this page for the latest information 24/7 on Norbert’s strength and forecast track.

 

 

 

 

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

KXII-TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 7, 2008

The weather will be pleasant with cool nights and warmish days through Friday.

A deep upper low will be positioned over the inner-mountain west this weekend which signals unsettled weather developing by late in the weekend. An upper ridge may “block” this low or divert it northward, which would limit rain chances here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another factor to watch is Hurricane “Norbert”, located south of Baja California . Upper level winds associated with the upper low will probably pull this storm northward. If this happens, the moisture flow from the hurricane may factor into our rain potential with this next weather system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October is the most favored month for eastern Pacific tropical systems to impact Oklahoma and Texas weather.

More on this as the things come together. Check back later in the week for an update!

 

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

KXII-TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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