Parade of Systems....


“Parade” of Systems
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Expect frequent weather changes over the next week to ten days.
An active pattern has developed due to a “wavy” set-up in the steering level winds.
This means lots of short-wave troughs moving across the nation.
Whereas long-wave troughs (like we had all winter) may persist for a week or more at a time, short-wave troughs move quickly due to their wavelength.
Each one will provide a lifting source; given sufficient moisture we can expect several shots of rain into the early days of April.
Colder air moving in over the weekend, and well south into the Gulf, is likely to leave the first April shortwave with limited moisture. Beyond that, we’ll just have to see how this all plays out.
Bottom line: good moisture potential to put a few more nails in the drought coffin.
Take Care,
Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
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  • by leith Location: denison on Mar 30, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    Good job Doug sorry about your car. Nice work Steve and crew.
  • by Ron Location: Howe on Mar 29, 2009 at 06:46 AM
    The cities of Grayson county, such as Sherman are primed for a big lawsuit. The city's response is that you are suppose to get out of the way and they have no place to put you. For those that can't travel far enough and have no local shelter, they will have reason to sue the city or cities into bankruptcy for failing to have a storm shelter in the middle of tornado alley.
  • by Doug Drace Location: Ardmore, Okla. on Mar 28, 2009 at 11:35 AM
    Thanks to everyone for all the positive feedback! It definately makes us at the First Intercept Storm Team feel like we are making a real difference and makes all the long hard hours of forecasting and time spent on the road as well as on the air a very rewarding experience! From a storm trackers side of things, it makes all the hail core punches, close encounters with circulations and tornadoes more than worth it, to know we are bringing a whole new kind of Advanced Severe Weather Warning Coverage to an area that has needed it for a very long time! I know I am speaking for everyone involved here at KXII's First Intercept Storm Team when I say...We look forward to being your source for the BEST Severe Weather Coverage Now and in the Future! I have a sneeking suspicion the that mid April through mid May will be a very active period for significant severe events. We look forward to being there for all of you! Take Care....Storm Tracker Doug Drace/KXII's First Intercept Storm Team
  • by Terry Location: Ivanhoe TX on Mar 27, 2009 at 02:16 PM
    I do thank KXII for all the weather coverage last night, it was great. However, I would like to remind you that you also have a lot of viewers in Fannin County as well. Some of us can only get local stations, we don't have cable or The Weather Channel. We followed the storm with you but soon as it passed Bells, got close to Ector that was it!!!! You went off the air, showed the basketball game as storms hit us. We want to know what is coming or right on us as well as the people in Grayson and Cooke counties. I kept thinking as the huge hail pounded my house, "Where is the weather guy now?" We really would have liked to look at the storm tracker as the bad stuff moved through Fannin County too. Don't get me wrong I do appreciate you hard work but in the future please remember you have viewers in Fannin & Lamar counties as well. Thanks.
  • by Jill Location: howe on Mar 27, 2009 at 09:59 AM
    The coverage of the storms last night was beyond exceptional. It was far better than the other local TV station. Doug Drace is an asset that Channel 12 never needs to loose. I felt secure in knowing where the storms where and where they were headed. Thanks to the Channel 12 news team!!
  • by Nancy Location: Denison on Mar 27, 2009 at 08:50 AM
    Holy cow! Better than any suspense show on prime-time TV last night! Tornados, hail on the network roof, storm chasers, and huge patches of red heading right for my house ... that's reality TV!
  • by Rachel Location: Denison on Mar 27, 2009 at 06:32 AM
    The coverage KXII provides during severe weather is outstanding. I love the reports from the spotters in the field. Thanks for great local storm coverage!
  • by saint jo tx on Mar 27, 2009 at 05:50 AM
    Hey Steve, it got pretty scary here in Saint jo last night. Yard was covered with golf ball and eggs size hail. When the 1st warning went off we were on fm 677 we sat with some storm chasers on the side of the road, I got pictures and am trying to send them to kxii. thanks for the info.
  • by Lawrence Location: New Mexico on Mar 26, 2009 at 10:05 PM
    Hi Steve, I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your station's hazardous weather coverage this evening. (I tuned in via the internet.) Despite having interrupted a basketball game.
  • by Anonymous Location: Ardmore on Mar 26, 2009 at 08:08 AM
    We live in Woodford and every time it looks like its going to pour down it goes around us.Is it true the Arbuckles have alot to do with that?We have been watering the cattle for about 3 months now with SOWC water.
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