Tuesday, March 23, 2010

more snow????

big john harris, the local nbc weather guy, says we're in for another round of snow courtesy of our old pal, "el nino", starting wednesday night and into thursday morning. . the difference this time around, it's not a winter, but a spring snow storm. if we have accumulation, this one won't hang around on the ground for long. temp for thursday should be in the 50's and on friday into the 70's. gotta love this panhandle spring weather! huh? but guess what! there's a chance for a rain/snow mix for saturday. with the predicted high to be in the 50's on saturday, hopefully any moisture we get will be rain. while all of us would be satisfied if the snow storms were over until next winter. i for one, am a bit anxious re: what the coming spring and summer storm season may hold for us. if you recall, we've already had an F2-3 tornado at the beginning of march. and that was a "thunder snow" storm that blew through here last saturday. just past midnight, we were jarred awake by a loud clap of thunder that rolled on and on. at the time i thought, "it must be raining". what a surprise when i woke up to see 4-5 inches of snow on the ground. and there was an earlier snow storm that had some thunder and lightning with it. so, you're thinking, what's the big deal? it's just this. tornados and thunder snow are indications of instability in the atmosphere. that, ladies and gentlemen, is what worries me. if we are having this degree of instability i.e., thunder snow and a tornado, so early in the year, what might the weather have in store for us when severe weather season finally does get here. i guess we'll see. get ready to batten down the hatches folks! we could be in for a rough ride. and i'm out

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