Ph.D. Student & Operationally Oriented Research Meteorologist working for the National Severe Storms Laboratory who will occasionally #SuitUp to live tweet.
In honor of Rush Limbaugh criticizing meteorologists as "Weather Dolts", my new profile picture!
Freudian slip by "The Hill"? "GOP growth" or "GDP growth"?
Wondering how Mother Nature will have the rain miss me this time. She's getting pretty good at it...
I think something went wrong on Facebook this evening... #MyBrainDoesntNativelyCompileCSS
The most impressive pyrocumulus I have ever seen in person.
Large wildfire in eastern Norman:
Large grass fire burning just east of the house.
Another version of OKC max histogram, this time with exceedance probabilities for each decade.
Max Temp Histogram for OKC, color-coded by decade. (Yes the colors were chosen to make it look like fire!)
You know it's going to be a hot day when the official forecast calls for breaking the all time record high.
@deeplycloudy: How's this?
Histogram of max temps for KOKC from 1 Nov 1890 through 31 July 2012 shows just how rare current highs are!
McCurtain County better get it's act together. Don't want to prevent Mesonet from 5th ever day with everyone over 100F!
Through 30 July, Fort Smith, AR is on pace to shatter its previous record for warmest year.
Through 30 July, 2012 is the warmest year since 1954 in Wichita, KS...by several degrees.
Here is the same kind of plot (2012) for Wichita, KS. (Data range is 1954-2012).
For comparison, here is KOKC's 2011 map...
Figure comparing 2012 KOKC temperatures to every year since 1948.
@4PM One station away from only the 4th time on record the OK Mesonet recorded a high of 100F for all stations.
Want to know why all the crops in OK are either damaged or destroyed? Check out the soil temperatures...
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