Tag: Weather

Cooler Temps with Rain Chances this Week

Waking up to cooler temps across the state was a welcome relief! According to State Climatologist Gary McManus, there is no sign of another summer-like heat wave, and it is starting to look more like fall, “Remember, even if we do see another prolonged spate of above normal temperatures, the high temperatures won’t be to …

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2024 Old Farmer’s Almanac: Winter forecast inside!

Newest edition predicts snow, seasonable cold, and all of winter’s delights! Also: sea secrets to Earth’s climate; a recipe for the best bread for toast; the least-grown, easiest-grown garden edible; and more! The 2024 Old Farmer’s Almanac has arrived with a winter forecast sure to excite snow bunnies and sweater lovers alike: The coming season …

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State Climatologist Gary McManus says Soil Moisture is Deteriorating Quickly

Farm Director, KC Sheperd, caught up with State Climatologist, Gary McManus, and talked about a lookout on the drought in Oklahoma. Looking at the latest Oklahoma drought monitor report issued on August 24, McManus said the drought saw big changes this week. McManus said lack of rain, plus extreme heat, means flash drought. “We did …

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A widespread Red Flag Warning is in effect today across Oklahoma, generally along and northwest of I-44

Statewide Discussion: A widespread Red Flag Warning is in effect today across Oklahoma, generally along and northwest of I-44. Today presents a complicated forecast with fire weather over very receptive fuels while an enhanced risk for severe weather enters the mix overnight in eastern and southeastern Oklahoma. Focusing on the fire danger today, temperatures +15°-20° …

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Strong low-Pressure System moving to our North will drag a dryline and a front  through Oklahoma

There’s a lot going on today on the Oklahoma Weather map! The wind will be a constant battle again today for farmers and ranchers today. According to State Climatolgist Gary McManus we have: — Strong low pressure system moving to our north will drag a dryline and a front    through Oklahoma. — The dryline …

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Severe Weather Outlook for Today and Tomorrow

A big storm system is headed for the state tomorrow and Friday that brings with it some hope for more rain. According to State Climatologist Gary McManus, the rains we’ve been getting have “Skipped the areas roughly to the north and East of I-44” McManus says the threat of Tornado weather for tomorrow is very …

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Fire Danger dies down this week with Slight Chances of Rain

Statewide Discussion: While areas generally east of I-44 received wetting rains through last week, the rest of Oklahoma did not fare so well. The absence of wetting amounts continues to build with a specific note in the Panhandle and far northwestern Oklahoma, where a 4-6 month separation has become alarming. Significant fire danger is not …

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Dicey Weather Headed for the State this Weekend

Severe Weather is forecasted for the state on Sunday. Still, State Climatologist Gary McManus says today’s weather may also present some problems: “Everybody is staring at Sunday when today might hold some unpleasant impacts as well. There is a chance for freezing mist/drizzle/rain throughout the day where the temperatures remain below freezing. It has been …

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Winter Weather Advisory for the State with Possible Snow

Thankfully the Wind has died down a bit throughout the state after seeing up to 78mph winds in the Panhandle yesterday. According to State Climatologist Gary McManus, “Today’s excitement includes a massive winter storm to our NW which will clip the NW part of our state. And also some fairly significant severe weather to our …

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Chances of Rain move Throughout the State this Week

Today will be warm and Windy with chances of fire danger and gusts of 40-50-mph, but chances of rain will make their way across the state this week. According to State Climatologist Gary McManus, “We’ll have a chance of rain tonight into Tuesday, maybe a few rumbles of thunder, then another chance across NW and …

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