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Yesterday’s snow

From http://jimmorgan.us

Yesterday’s snow in #westtx

My source for this info is the local newspaper which can be found at http://mywesttexas.con and the National Weather Service which is at http://weather.gov/maf

Since December 1, 2012 Midland has received 19.5″ of snow. The old record was 13.9″.

January 9, 2012 is the single snowiest day in our history with 10.6″. The new #2 was 9.8″.

Our snowiest month is now 10.6″ with 1985’s 9.0″ taking second place.

We also got a record 0.69″ yesterday.

We have gotten more snow this year than many cities that set record snowfall amounts last year. So far this year we have had more snow than Chicago, Buffalo, Minneapolis and Aberdeen, SD.

Eight snowplows were brought in to clear the snow. To my knowledge West Texas has no snowplows.

MAF issues Record Event Report

From http://jimmorgan.us

Midland NWS issues Record Event Report (RER)

183 SXUS74 KMAF 092221 RERMAF

RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX 414 PM CST MON J
AN 09 2012

…RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM RAINFALL SET AT MIDLAND…

A RECORD RAINFALL OF 0.53 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT MIDLAND TODAY AS OF 410 PM CST. ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 0.33 SET IN 1955.

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…RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL SET AT MIDLAND…

A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 7 INCH(ES) WAS SET AT MIDLAND TODAY AS OF 410 PM CST. ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 5.9 SET IN 1955.

A couple more pics of snow

Noontime Weather Updates

from

Noontime #westtx weather update with a couple of pictures

Current Radar Image from MAF

As you can see from the current radar image from Midland’s NWS we are quite out of the woods yet. At noon in Andrews the snows are a little lighter than they have been all morning. Our accumulation here has been around 3″-3 1/2″ so far. The snows started at 7:30am.

The Midland Amateur Radio Club has cancelled it’s meeting tonight. Andrews schools are closing at noon today. I think Big Spring, Grady, Stanton and a couple of others are closing early today but I am not sure of exact times. Most schools in the area have announced delayed starts already for in the morning. As of yet I haven’t heard about any governmental offices closing. I have heard that Lubbock is sending some snowplows to the Midland/Odessa area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can imagine the roads are a slushy, icy mess. If you live in West Texas please remember that you don’t have a clue how to drive on this crap. PLEASE SLOW DOWN!┬áThose oilfield trucks that are acting stupid on the roads today have much more insurance than you do.

 

I am not sure of the whole situation at this time as I am at work and haven’t got the new Twitter account properly filtered for information gathering. The NWS is predicting up to 8′ of accumulation today. I imagine it will freeze tonight making for very dangerous conditions tomorrow morning. IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE THEN PLEASE DON’T GO ANYWHERE.

My 9:30am storm report

The snow started falling in Andrews about 7:30am. Heavy snowfall with accumulations nearing 1/2″ already. Road conditions deteriorating rapidly. Visibility down to about 2 blocks in town. School officials driving around town to assess the situation.

West Texas Weather Update 5:45am

From http://jimmorgan.us

#westtx #weather update #pbskywarn

The weather at the moment in the SW part of the city of Midland is a drizzly mix of rain and sleet. The street doesn’t appear to be frozen over at this point.

Various Twitter feeds (@newswest9, @cbs7news, some individuals) are reporting icy roadways in Martin, Andrews and Midland counties.

At this time we have NO reports of road or school closings.

Monster Winter Storm headed to #westtx

From http://jimmorgan.us

Monster Winter Storm headed to #westtx

In the satellite image you see a huge purple blob in far West Texas. This storm is predicted to dump record amounts of snowfall on us in the Central Permian Basin starting about 3AM Monday.

The crazy thing is that today was sunny and about 60 degrees. Two weeks ago we had 6-8″ of snow on the ground, which is remarkably odd. But to have it happen again so soon is rather amazing.

A summer of record heat and drought followed by a cold, wet winter???

#fire wx watch issued for Tuesday afternoon #westtx

…A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS, THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS, THE VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, THE UPPER TRANS PECOS REGION, AND THE PERMIAN BASIN FOR SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER, RELATIVE HUMIDITY LESS THAN 15 PERCENT, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER…

.SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST TO THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TUESDAY, WHILE ANOTHER LEE SURFACE TROUGH DEVELOPS ACROSS NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS. A TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THESE TWO FEATURES WILL BRING INCREASED SOUTHERLY TO SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS TO SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MUCH OF WEST TEXAS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A VERY WARM AND DRY AIRMASS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE. THESE CONDITIONS WILL COMBINE WITH ONGOING VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER TO POSE A RISK OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS THESE LOCATIONS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

/O.NEW.KMAF.FW.A.0037.110412T1700Z-110413T0200Z/ GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ- SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-GAINES-DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY- ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR- REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND- GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA- PECOS-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS- 517 AM CDT MON APR 11 2011 /417 AM MDT MON APR 11 2011/

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS, VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS, THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS, THE VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, THE UPPER TRANS PECOS REGION, AND THE PERMIAN BASIN…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIDLAND/ODESSA HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN NEW MEXICO, GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ, SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ. IN TEXAS, GAINES, DAWSON, BORDEN, SCURRY, ANDREWS, MARTIN, HOWARD, MITCHELL, VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS, LOVING, WINKLER, ECTOR, MIDLAND, GLASSCOCK, WARD, CRANE, UPTON, REAGAN, DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA, PECOS, GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS.

* TIMING: TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* WIND: IN THE PLAINS, SOUTHERLY WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH, WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 35 MPH. IN THE MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH, WITH A FEW GUSTS TO 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 5 TO 15 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

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Pictures from tonight’s psuedo-weather

Even as I type this Skywarn still has a 30% chance of being activated this evening. I doubt it will happen. The dry line is driving back west and a this moment the home county is basking in some hot evening sunlight. There is activity brewing to the west and north of our county and the radar looks real weird to me right now so who knows? Maybe a storm or two could develop.

These pics were taken from my cellphone. They may not be the best pics in the world but I find that for those of us who live mobile lives they serve the purpose at hand.

I hope you enjoy.

Pics from last night’s chase

These are all from the phone. The storms took me north of Midland on 349. Then east on 176 to 829. Then north to Patricia, Tx and then onward towards Welch, TX and then back home. I hope you enjoy.

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