9:00 pm Thursday – December 3rd, 2016
A Damp, Rainy, Penetratingly Cold Day. Then Mostly Cloudy and Warmer Sunday ... a good day to “Prepare Now” for Wednesday’s Arctic Cold Blast … by protecting your Pipes, Pets and Plants. I don’t want Thursday & Friday’s Hard Freeze to be a bitter surprise. Only Sunday and Tuesday do we get a break from the rain before the First Arctic Cold Blast of the season arrives on Wednesday.
Today … it has been a Rainy Raw day with Chilly Cold East-Northeast winds 10-20 mph. Temperatures held steady between 46 to 48 degrees. Add in the Wind Chill and it felt like the upper 30s to near 40 all day.
Tonight … with North-Northeast breezes 6-12 mph, Low Clouds and Drizzle it will be Damp and Chilly. Throw another log on the fire night. Temps will remain steady with a morning Low near 44.
Sunday … aside from some morning Drizzle … we get a break from the rain as our first upper air disturbance heads for the Great Lakes. Winds will wrap around the back side of the departing disturbance … blowing from the Northeast 10-15 mph. Skies will become Mostly Cloudy with a mix of Clouds and some Sunshine as Highs reach a warmer 53 degrees.
Overnight into Monday … more Cold Rain develops as the next Disturbance approaches. Morning Lows will be a Rainy & Raw 46 degrees.
Monday … our next wave of Rain moves in from the Southwest. The Disturbance, an upper air trough, swings over Texoma lifting our moisture rich air, triggering bands of Showers and Storms. Winds will be from the Northwest 5-15 mph. Because of the rain cooled air Afternoon Highs will be a tad cooler near 52.
Tuesday … will be the Warmest Day of the Week … starting with cool and dry morning Lows near 40 and winds from the Northeast 10-15 mph. It will be a Partly Cloudy & Dry day. If you have not already so … “Prepare Tuesday” by protecting your Pipes, Pets and Plants for Wednesday’s Arctic Cold Blast. Afternoon Highs will warm to 55 degrees, which will feel warm in the sun.
Overnight into Wednesday … winds will go near calm and temps will tumble to a crisp morning Low near 35.
Wednesday … our winds will start off South increasing to 20-30 mph under Mostly Cloudy skies. Then the Arctic Cold Front Blows across Texoma flipping our winds North, capping High Temps around 49. Skies will be Mostly Cloudy behind the Front with cold, dry air funneling in at the surface. By afternoon the temperature will be falling and with Wind Chill making it will feel like the 30s.
Overnight into Thursday … the Upper Air Trough passes by and clearing skies as we go Sub-Freezing with morning Lows dropping to 25.
Thursday … will be Bitter Cold under Blue Clear, Sunny Skies. North winds will be howling 25 - 35 mph ... as Cold, Dry Arctic air spills across Texoma. Actual High temperatures will struggle to reach 38 and the Wind Chill will make it feel like Freezing, 32 degrees all day long.
Overnight into Friday … when the Sunsets we will quickly plunge below freezing and remain below freezing for 8 to 12 hours. Exposed Pipes will need to be protected and pets will need a warm place indoors. It will be a Clear, Calm and Cold night with morning lows near 22 degrees.
Friday … another Sunny but cold day. Winds will turn South by morning 10-15 mph. After a freezing cold start we will warm nicely to Afternoon Highs near 43.
So this weekend … Bundle Up … Shop Local and visit the Hardware Store if needed, so you can be prepared for the Hard Freeze and Windy Arctic Cold later this week.
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|Lake Texoma Temp||67|
|Grayson County Airport Observed High||65|
|Grayson County Airport Observed Low||47|
|Rain: Sherman-Denison (KXII-TV)||0.35|
|Ardmore Observed Low||45|
|SunRise||December 4, 2016: 7:16 a.m.|
|SunSet||December 3, 2016: 5:18 p.m.|