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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.

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Another day…

From http://jimmorgan.us

Another day

I know that I have posted lots today and that most of it related to the snowpocalypse of today. One more quick post and a pic and i am done for today.

We set another record today. As of 6PM this evening this winter has produced a record 15.9″ of snow so far. I’m no fan of the snow but it is neat watching 65 year old records fall.

Work went well enough today. I made some progress on the project. If i can get to work and get there early enough i should be able to hit a good lick tomorrow.

Didn’t get any reading done today. The weather took precedence today. Even though i officially left Skywarn i guess it’s still in my blood.

Tonight’s pic is only here because i need some warm thoughts 😉

The picture is in the public domain.

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.

$$

…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

Latest GOES satellite image from NWS

from http://jimmorgan.us

 

And for giggles here is the latest GOES image from space. The nasty purple band is a little to the north of the Central Permian Basin. As of an hour ago Lubbock was reporting that they had no snow. I figure that may change as the day wears on.

Noontime Weather Updates

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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! Those 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.

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???

Picture from Lubbock earlier today

From http://www.jimmorgan.us #weather #pic #sandstorm

A monster cold front hit West Texas today. Earlier today we tie a 47 year old record high temp of 95 degrees. Tomorrow’s predicted high is 70 with a low tomorrow night of the high 30s to 40. Since about 8pm we’ve had sustained winds of 30+mph with a peak wind gust of 53 mph at the MAF weather office.

The picture is from a friend (I presume copyrighted) and shows the sandstorm as the front blew into Lubbock a few hours ago.

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