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Less Than 24 Hours Until Winter Storm Arrives In NE Oklahoma
KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Channel 6 News

Posted on 01/27/2010 7:11:54 AM PST by Star Traveler

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To: NavyCanDo
It's been strange up here for a while. There is no better weather than summer in Seattle and last year was the absolute finest. The thing that has struck me this fall and winter has been the timing of the rain; we had some regular rain, but rather than having rainy days separated by drizzly days, they've been sunny! Yesterday was beautiful. I live in Pugetopolis but I also have a place near Blewett Pass so I spend quite a bit of time in the mountains. There can't be much more than 4 feet of snow on Snoqualmie - I did a little research and found they've had 157” fall - a bit over a third of the average. At my cabin I have less than a foot - it's on the dry side of the Cascades but I should at least have a couple of feet by now.
41 posted on 01/27/2010 8:34:20 AM PST by stormer
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To: thefactor
and batteries, candles, matches, etc...

If you loose power and don't have any heat, DON'T USE your gas oven or top burners to heat your house.

A gas range produces carbon monoxide gas which is odorless and can kill you and your family.

It is just like attaching a hose to the tail pipe of your car and running it though a window to the inside of your house.

Think before using any alternate heat if the power goes out.

42 posted on 01/27/2010 8:36:21 AM PST by TYVets (Let's Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but we conservatives do)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Or when you’ll get it again.


43 posted on 01/27/2010 8:40:44 AM PST by stormer
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To: NavyCanDo
You were saying ...

This would of been the winter for all of you East of the Great Deviders to vacation in the Pacific Northwest. Its been the warmest and mildest January on record. Feels like March.

In the Pacific Northwest, I remember what the weathermen called the "Pineapple Express" -- all the storms which would roll in off the Pacific Ocean, from Hawaii... LOL...

But, sometimes that Pineapple Express goes south and hits California, and the Pacific Northwest is warmer and drier than usual. Usually that's during an El Nino period that this happens.

It does seem that the storms are hitting California and not the Pacific Northwest, now.

And when that does happen, then it also seems that Oklahoma is one state that gets the brunt of those storms that have shifted down to California, from the Pacific Northwest... and they get hammered by a lot of snow and ice... interesting... :-)

44 posted on 01/27/2010 8:42:06 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: stormer

The Pineapple Express went down to California, that’s what happened... :-)

And that does happen in cycles. I don’t know if we’re in an El Nino type of situation now, but that’s typically what happens up there with an El Nino with the Pineapple Express going south and then California getting slammed (by what would normally be going on up in the Pacific Northwest).

It’s cyclic...


45 posted on 01/27/2010 8:47:28 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

What we don’t want to see around here is the convergence of the Pineapple Express and the Alberta Clipper. That’s when the shit hits the fan around here and it’s basically what’s going to take place over Oklahoma. On the one hand they might be lucky; most of the moisture has already been wrung out.


46 posted on 01/27/2010 8:58:26 AM PST by stormer
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To: Star Traveler
Bracing for impact in Tulsa.

Oh yeah, that's where I'm at.

Stay safe, and stay home - I saw how you guys drive in ice, and it ain't pretty! LOL

Back in 73-74 (CRS?) I drove out in January from upstate NY for a six-week training course. Got up one morning and found that an ice storm had dropped about two-three inches of ice. Saw folks spinning their wheels getting off at the lights, then locking brakes trying to stop; saw more accidents in that two mile drive than any two winters in upstate NY!

Went in the back entry to the parking lot up a fairly steep hill and scared the h3!! out of the security guard stopping folks driving down that driveway. Loved having studded tires all around! Closed the plant for two days for lack of power - fun times!

47 posted on 01/27/2010 9:06:36 AM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !! )
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To: stormer
You were saying ...

What we don’t want to see around here is the convergence of the Pineapple Express and the Alberta Clipper. That’s when the shit hits the fan around here and it’s basically what’s going to take place over Oklahoma. On the one hand they might be lucky; most of the moisture has already been wrung out.

I had to look that one up... :-)

Alberta Clipper

48 posted on 01/27/2010 9:06:37 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: brityank
You were saying ...

Stay safe, and stay home - I saw how you guys drive in ice, and it ain't pretty! LOL

Well "excuuuuse me!"... LOL...

I've got experience from driving around in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and chains and all, along with the ice and snow around there... :-)

I know what you mean, but when I see this kind of weather, I want to chain up and go driving around in it... :-)

I've driven across the Rockies in the dead of winter, and across 1,000 miles of packed snow/ice on the Interstates many times (in traveling between Oregon and Texas/Oklahoma... so I can make it about anywhere...

But, even in Oregon, and in Portland, people can go crazy when the snows hit.

49 posted on 01/27/2010 9:11:47 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

You are welcome for the link - I found it to be much more in depth than the usual TV report but they are constrained by broadcast time. I will say the TV guys are doing a good job with the basic info but it is nice to get the background for better understanding.

I’ll try to keep an eye out for when they post the next update and add that link to this thread.


50 posted on 01/27/2010 9:15:30 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: T-Bird45

Great! :-)


51 posted on 01/27/2010 9:18:05 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Here are some posts from the Christmas Blizzard of 2009, in Oklahoma...
52 posted on 01/27/2010 9:19:12 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
This one is supposed to just graze us, but really whack Southwestern Colorado, again.
53 posted on 01/27/2010 9:23:34 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: pesto; basil

Not gonna comment about your hatches...LOL Hope you stay safe and warm.


54 posted on 01/27/2010 9:34:14 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: All
Well..., let's hope it doesn't get this bad... :-)


55 posted on 01/27/2010 9:40:13 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Kansas58
I drive all over the Kansas border, just north of OK.

accuweather is calling for 3"-6" Thurs night in Cowley Co. KS

56 posted on 01/27/2010 9:41:31 AM PST by DaveMSmith (Evil Comes from Falsity, So Share the Truth)
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To: All
This was from the December 2007 Ice Storm in Oklahoma (picture from Oklahoma City). There was almost one million people, in Oklahoma, out of power during that one.

A tree shattered by an ice storm lies in a heap in a residential area
in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. A winter storm has coated much
of Oklahoma in ice, knocking out power to more than 400,000 homes
and businesses.


57 posted on 01/27/2010 9:45:41 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

I would swear that when we lived in Bartlesville, we got a lot more snow than we did when we lived in North Dakota. The difference was that in ND, we got the first snow sometime in Oct-Nov—and it often stayed there until the spring thaw—sometime in late April or May.


58 posted on 01/27/2010 10:02:17 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Star Traveler

Portland’s biggest problem is ice storms (or what old mossbacks like me call a “silver thaw”), when dense cold air from the Columbia Basin flows down through the Columbia Gorge and runs under the rainfall in Portland - major problem. A similar situation occurs down the Frasier and hits lower BC mainland and where the Straights of Juan de Fuca and the Georgia Straight meet.


59 posted on 01/27/2010 10:19:03 AM PST by stormer
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To: stormer

That’s “silver thaw”.


60 posted on 01/27/2010 10:20:27 AM PST by stormer
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