Outrageous #supercell #storm structure near Piedmont, OK on May 29, 2012. This #thunderstorm produced a #tornado shortly after this pic along with a #hail report of 5” hailstones near town. Photographically, not sure you get much better than this storm. #weather #oklahomasky #oklahomaweather #okwx #oklahoma #nature #weather #sky #clouds #cloudlovers #skylovers #igsky
A simple infographic on how we capture lightning! Could write a book on this subject, but these are quick and simple tips!
TODAY: A few severe thunderstorms are possible across the region with primarily a damaging wind threat, although a couple of larger hail reports are not out of the question either. Storms should form in the heat of the afternoon along a NW to SE corridor and drift S and W through the state. OKC could have storms by the drive-time home, so keep that in mind. Heavy rain and frequent lightning will also be likely with storms.
TOMORROW: Expecting a few storms around the area tomorrow. A couple of severe storms with severe wind gusts and some small hail are going to be possible. Biggest threats will be frequent lightning and very heavy rain though. Pretty standard summer storm day on tap!
Massive. #ef4 #tornado near Bethel Acres, #oklahoma on May 19, 2013. This #twister was amongst one of the strongest we’ve ever witnessed. #storm #thunderstorm #weather #sky #cloud #stormchasers #stormchasing #tornadoes #tornadochasing #oklahomastrong
Weekend into early next week: It’s going to get cooler and rainy once again, with well below seasonal averages in terms of temps showing up as we enter into August. We are expecting a really good shot at precip as well, with more beneficial rainfall coming our way. There are some similarities to the bout of cooler/wetter weather we just had, although the air may not be quite as cool this time around.
Early August should start off slightly below average temperature wise with good chances of rain in the region as well. Some slight severe weather chances will be there with the front’s arrival, but should wane as the cooler/more stable air settles over the region.
This is probably still one of my favorite videos we’ve ever produced. It was the finale of Season 3 of our Web Series back in 2012. This film/episode talks about the love affair and passion we all have to see big weather/storms. We produced a short film series last year and have preliminary plans in the work for something in 2015. This fall/winter will be the first one since 2010 we haven’t produced anything! Feels odd! If you have been around awhile, hope you enjoy this re-run — if you are new, this is a small glimpse into our video production wing! :D
A short clip of our May 7, 2014 #supercell #thunderstorm intercept in Southwest #Oklahoma along the red river. This HP #storm made viewing the area of rotation difficult but fortunately it paralleled highway 70 for a time, allowing us to view it from the notch area for a bit. #sky #clouds #stormchasing #weather #nature #stormysky #igsky #stormy #stormseason #stormscape #cloudlovers http://ift.tt/1tvKXvA
LOOKING AHEAD TO FALL: There is a pretty decent consensus amongst climate models (read: there is at least a recognizable pattern) with regards to where we are heading from August to October. Many show some pretty good signs for increased rainfall from the desert SW into the Southern and Central Plains, along with a cooler than average fall for portions of the Northern and Central Plains.
It appears likely, on a practical level, we will have an Autumn which is cooler and wetter across much of the Southern Plains, which will aid in relieving the ongoing drought even moreso in the coming months.
Here’s to hoping!
A barrage of lightning strikes from a summer thunderstorm near Cashion, Oklahoma last August. The pattern is looking a bit more favorable towards some decent summer storms again towards the end of July and into August, with the ridge moving back south and west, likely giving us the green light for some summer storms and more rain with NW’ly flow aloft here in the Southern Plains. If nothing else, it helps the drought!