Thanksgiving Forecast Was Both Right and Wrong!

         Texoma's Thanksgiving turned out sunny west, but cloudy and chilly east: not quite what we expected.

Thanksgiving weather turned out as expected along and west of an Ada-Madill-Whitesboro line with a cloudy morning and sunny to partly cloudy afternoon. It didn't get quite as warm as forecast because the clouds cleared slowly.

However, it was a different story for Sherman-Denison, Durant, Atoka, Paris, Bonham, Hugo and Antlers as clouds refused to budge and it remained rather cold, with highs in the 50s. So, it was a pretty botched forecast for about the eastern 1/2 of Texoma and not too bad for the western half.

What happened?

Warmer air aloft was supposed to be mixed out by increasing southerly winds, but this didn't happen over the eastern half of Texoma. This kept the moist layer trapped near the ground with cloudy skies. Situations like these are very tough to forecast, and I make no attempt to conceal that it was a botched forecast in the cloudy areas.

Would you believe someone actually called with a mean-spirited message about the cloudy weather? Believe me, we know when we are wrong and it's very frustrating to miss a forecast...but then I don't know of any occupation where perfect people work.

Well....I hope that your Thanksgiving was enjoyable no matter the weather where you were.

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist


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  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII-TV on Nov 29, 2011 at 04:31 PM
    Ron, I am honored that you would compare me to Harold Taft. I think he's got me beat (rest his soul), but since I grew up admiring him it's a huge compliment. Thanks and Merry Christmas! - Steve
  • by ron Location: Howe on Nov 26, 2011 at 02:51 PM
    I've been watching Steve for 11, almost 12 years. I can count the number of times he has been wrong on one hand, in that time. Reminds me of Harold Taft. He sticks his head out the door and sees what's actually going on.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 25, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    Don't listen to him/her. your a good weatherman steve, i understand u cant always get it right but for the most part your predictions are usually right.
  • by Bill Location: Healdton on Nov 25, 2011 at 02:27 PM
    Hey Steve, Whoever called a meanspirited message in don't really appreciate the time of year. Thanksgiving and Christmas should be cold or at least cool. So thanks for the forecast, we really enjoyed it.
  • by John Location: Denison on Nov 25, 2011 at 09:27 AM
    Are you kidding me...I loved the weather yesterday..made it more cozy inside and really did feel like the complaints here SteveO!!
  • by ron Location: Howe on Nov 25, 2011 at 08:36 AM
    I agree with Jenn. Having a rather cool day makes it easier to run the oven for 5 hours warming up a smoked pork shoulder roast.
  • by Steve LaNore Location: KXII_TV on Nov 25, 2011 at 08:27 AM
    Jenn...thanks. It makes me laugh when good folks blame me for the weather. Maybe somebody should buy them a science book for Christmas LOL. Have a great day! - Steve
  • by Jenn Location: Antlers on Nov 24, 2011 at 07:34 PM
    I am glad you got it wrong! I enjoyed the colder temps. Happy Thanksgiving!
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