Welcome to Winter 2014/15 … at 5:03 pm … Winter Solstice, where the Northern Hemisphere is at its Maximum Tilt Away from the Sun. The Shortest Day and the Longest Night ! Even though our days will gradually getting longer … the damage is done … and the Northern Hemisphere will continue to Cool Down into February, thanks to the Longer Nights compared to those of Summer.
Sunday Skies remained Cloudy with little temperature change … from Morning Lows near 43 … to Afternoon Highs near 48. South-Southeast winds pick up 10-20 mph … as Texoma’s Overcast Skies would not break up to become even Mostly Cloudy.
Overnight into Monday … Surface Low Pressure over Eastern Colorado will deepen causing our winds to increase and turn South-Southwest 15-20 mph. Temperatures overnight will remain steady between 44 - 48 … thanks to the clouds and southerly winds.
Monday … our skies will start off Cloudy and become Mostly Sunny by afternoon as our next Pacific Cold Front arrives. During the afternoon, Winds will increase and swing from Southwest to Northwest 15-25 mph as the Cold Front blows thru Texoma. Afternoon Highs will range from the upper 50s Northwest … to the low 60s Southeast.
Overnight into Tuesday … we will Cloud Up through morning … thanks to an approaching Upper Air Trough that will provide Lift and Trigger Showers behind the Front … our morning Lows drop to near 39.
Tuesday … North-Northwest winds will blow 20-30 mph … skies will remain Mostly Cloudy with Isolated Showers thru Noon … afternoon Highs will struggle to reach 50 as skies start to Clear. Last Minute Christmas Shoppers will find it to be very Chilly Day.
Wednesday … Christmas Eve … as High Pressure heads south into Gulf of Mexico … our winds swing West-Northwest 20-30 mph … as we warm to near 52 under Sunny Skies.
Overnight into Christmas … Great Flying Weather for Santa and his Sleigh … skies will be Clear … the Reindeer will have a Southwest Tailwind 15-25 mph … with Christmas morning Lows near 38, above freezing and much warmer than the North Pole !
Thursday Christmas Day … will be Mostly Sunny and Windy as winds blow from the South-Southwest 25-35 mph. By afternoon Highs will Jump to near 65 … ahead of an approaching Strong Cold Front !
Christmas Night … with the Cold Front over the OK/TX Panhandles … our Winds will be Gusty, Warm and Dry with Southwest winds 20 -20 mph. Temperatures stay mild and slow to fall to near 50 by Friday morning.
Friday … the Cold Front blows through Texoma around Noon. The Winds switch from Southwest to Northwest 20-30 mph … and Capping our High Temperatures to near 54. By afternoon skies will be Partly Cloudy as Temps fall into the 40s.
Saturday … we start off with a Clear & Cold morning near 32. Throughout the day winds will be Chilly from the North 10-20 mph as afternoon Highs Struggle to reach 48.
So this year the Holiday Christmas Week will be … a mixed bag of Warm One Day and Cold the Next … as we kick off the First Week of Winter.
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