Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Oklahoma City, OK
FXUS64 KOUN 090450
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Norman OK
1050 PM CST Thu Dec 8 2016
Light winds will gradually become south during Friday. Mid-level
clouds will be present much of the time.
.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 928 PM CST Thu Dec 8 2016/
An area of clouds has developed late this afternoon and evening.
Models don`t seem capable of resolving these clouds right now but
will forecast the clouds to expand into southern parts of the fa
and continue across much of the area overnight into Friday, with
skies remaining most clear overnight in parts of north central OK.
With the cloud cover expected much of the night, low temperatures
are not expected to fall as far as was previously forecast so have
adjusted temps up a few degrees especially in those areas that
have been cloudy most of the evening. Temperatures are expected to
fall into the single digits in parts of N Cent OK due to the light
winds and where skies are expected to remain mostly clear. Other
than the skies and temperatures, the rest of the forecast looks
good and no major changes were made. All updates out soon.
PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 608 PM CST Thu Dec 8 2016/
North winds will diminish this evening and gradually become south
over western Oklahoma during Friday. Mid-level clouds will be
present much of the time.
PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 326 PM CST Thu Dec 8 2016/
Another cold night is in store with temperatures dropping to near
10 degrees in the north and the lower 20s in the south with the
coldest temperatures of the season thus far expected in many
areas. The upper pattern will remain nearly zonal through the
central U.S. over the next week with various shortwaves moving
over the area. One approaching wave will bring low chances of
precipitation to the southeast late Saturday/Sunday, but moisture
return looks meager. A more significant trough will move through
the Canadian prairies and northern plains early/mid week next week
and help to nudge a cold airmass south into the plains. The medium
range models continue to differ from model to model and from run
to run how much of this cold air will push into the forecast area
next week. Unlike yesterday, today it is the GFS that is more
aggressive with the cold air and the ECMWF keeps things warmer. So
there is not a lot of confidence in the forecast approaching days
6 and 7.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Oklahoma City OK 22 38 26 48 / 0 0 0 0
Hobart OK 22 37 26 50 / 0 0 0 0
Wichita Falls TX 21 41 27 53 / 0 0 0 0
Gage OK 19 37 23 53 / 0 0 0 0
Ponca City OK 8 36 24 47 / 0 0 0 0
Durant OK 22 41 28 48 / 0 0 0 0