Welcome cold front

Hand up who's looking forward to this cold front then???

The first cold front of the fall/winter 2005 season is fast approaching us here at OUN. Locations in the Oklahoma Panhandle are now at 57oF with a north wind at Boise City of 26mph. Norman is still south of the front and currently stands at 84/73 with a Heat Index of 91oF, and light southwest winds.

We are under a wind advisory for strong gusty north winds with the frontal passage, and are due to have a high of only 72 tomorrow.

I really like this time of year when the Canadian fronts get started. It signals an end to the incessant heat and provides a break from the long, hot summer. I also get excited looking forward to the really cold weather, having fires in the fireplace, and festivities. Not to mention wishing and praying every night that this winter will be the winter that Norman finally gets a winter storm.

KR
 
I agree wholeheartedly. I'd sure like to see a nice snowfall this winter.
Until then, this cold front will do just fine!

Aaron
 
Yep, I certainly can't wait for some big snows...

After this cold front comes through tonight, BUFKIT kicks wind gusts up to 45-55KNTS for a solid 4-6 hours in the strong CAA. It's timed pretty well with the pressure fall/rise couplet, which should helps things out. This is pretty early in the season to be getting such strong winds (usually happens in November)...

No wind advisories out just yet for our area, but I am betting that by the afternoon AFD, things will change.
 
Where is the cold front, it's stetching from Canada, down to OK, and then to the west, right? Is it moving East, or is it stationary? Why do wind advisories come with fronts (Cold, Warm)? I have seen cold fronts in the spring time, so I guess this is the first for 'fall'.
 
Originally posted by rdewey
Yep, I certainly can't wait for some big snows...

After this cold front comes through tonight, BUFKIT kicks wind gusts up to 45-55KNTS for a solid 4-6 hours in the strong CAA. It's timed pretty well with the pressure fall/rise couplet, which should helps things out. This is pretty early in the season to be getting such strong winds (usually happens in November)...

No wind advisories out just yet for our area, but I am betting that by the afternoon AFD, things will change.

Don't swear on ST - not looking foward to "big snows" at all :lol:

The GFS still keeps us in the 70s all the way through mid-October, so I'm hoping this winter will feature above average temperatures.
 
I can speak for many in Minnesota when I say "Bring on global warming!". Does anyone up north really get excited for the season's first frost/freeze advisory? I find it somewhat depressing that summer is ending when that happens. Those of you in Oklahoma, your winter is what I would like winter to be like. A big snowstorm once in a while to play in, but without the conditions that persist for 3 months. :)
 
For those of us in Texas, fropas has been a long awaited for event. In the wake of Rita we've been experiencing some of the warmest weather we've had all Summer. She left us with a very tropical environment since her passage (which was not near as drawn-out as predicted originally).

For those who like playing with an 8-Ball, dare I say, I peeked at Accuweather.com for a "humor me" type forecast idea of what to expect for the next 2 weeks. No sign of 90's in sight thus far. However, somehow, we've never had trouble recovering from a brief cool spell this time of year, only to reintroduce a 3 digit number back into the forecast.

Here's to Fall...ing temps...

Marcie
 
Well I have mixed feelings about this front. First I will really enjoy the cooler temps :) but the front will take all the moisture with it and leaving Friday, which could have been a nice chase day, high and dry :evil: :cry:.

Oh well bring the cooler temps on but leave the cold crap up north (where they actually get tornadoes).

Mick
 
Yes, I am ready for Fall. I'm really hoping we get some bad-weather home games this year. Seems we've been hard-pressed to get a game to fall on a rainy day since 2002. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the early-season scorchers where people are being carted out of the stadium with heat exhaustion, but what I really love are the games where it's cold and rainy, those rule. The nastier the weather during a game, the more I'm into it.

I'm not really hopeful for any Fall chases (real tornado chances, not those "just because there's a slight and it's October" deals), so I'm pretty much into full-on "football weather" mode. I'm ready for consecutive rainy days with slow-moving systems, the smell of fireplace smoke, and seeing my breath freeze.
 
Shane is right.... nasty home games rock. Remember the IA-State game a few years ago when we exposed Seneca Walace? It poured for most of the game.

I remember when we blocked a punt and the kicker tried to kick it out of the endzone... except he pulled a Charlie Brown and completely missed the ball.

Classic!

Aaron
 
I'm tracking the windshift via the OK mesonet and Twin Lakes radar. I intend to be standing outside when the surface flow swings around out of the north here in Denton, even though the cooler air lags behind. I can't wait!
 
My mom is in KS, right now, around Topeka/KS City, and she says the wind is so strong you can not even get your do open in the car, at least 67 MPH. What is causing this?
 
We enjoyed the FROPA this morning at about 4:30. Temps dropped and the winds were howling for nearly 45 minutes. Right now, cool, dreary, and damp; reminds me of Ohio! Its very nice! The relief won't last long as temps are expected to rebound back into the 80s again tomorrow! :cry: I cannot wait for a consistant fall spell and maybe even some snow!
 
I will host a BBQ if anyone wants to party in Upstate New York (Albany). We get great snowstorms in the winter and are 15-45 minutes from some of the best ski resorts in the US. Where else can you find -35 F air temperatures other than Saranac Lake, NY or 125" lake effect snowstorms (with CG) besides Boonville, New York.

Yuck. I'm getting upset just thinking about it.
 
Andrew, I seriously doubt that your mom was experiencing 67 mph winds. Although, suprisingly there was a 44mph gust recorded at Topeka. I walked out of my apartment a little bit ago and caught my first smell of the fall of burning firewood and it was very refreshing.

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Wow what a cold front, LOL.

It's 3.32pm and OUN has a dust-storm on it's northern doorstep. Check it out on a satellite loop if you have a good pair of eyes.

Line of CBs and storms just to our southeast - visible on radar and from our front garden. A pretty impressive CB viewable from our front lawn, actually.

89/62, gust to 29mph.

KR
 
Originally posted by Aaron Kennedy
I missed the leading edge. ARGH!

Aaron

What is special at the leading edge(Of the Cold Front)? Is there more concentrated winds, or cooler temperatures? After I re-thought avout it, I thought it would be something more like high 30's-low 40's. I love the smell of autumn, but I didn't know it involved burning woo,d but that is a good smell to. Down here in east TN, it's 87.
 
Originally posted by Aaron Kennedy
Well... I meant leading edge of the gust front (wall of dust). :)

Aaron

Do you mean a shelf cloud? That is usually associated with a gust front at the leading edge of a thunderstorm.
 
Originally posted by rdewey
Yep, I certainly can't wait for some big snows...

After this cold front comes through tonight, BUFKIT kicks wind gusts up to 45-55KNTS for a solid 4-6 hours in the strong CAA. It's timed pretty well with the pressure fall/rise couplet, which should helps things out. This is pretty early in the season to be getting such strong winds (usually happens in November)...

No wind advisories out just yet for our area, but I am betting that by the afternoon AFD, things will change.

Okay, don't hold me to the wind advisory deal :lol:

My thoughts remain the same though - I still think that 45-55MPH wind gusts right behind the front will be quite possible for an hour or two. Wind should remain at or just below advisory criteria through THU morning...
 
I'm thinking southeast MI will get in on strong SFC winds as the cold front blows through later... Both NAM/RUC showing a +40kt LLJ spreading into the eastern half of MI behind the cold front (0Z-06Z timeframe) - not sure how much of this will make it down to the surface, but I'm thinking the DTX CWA could get into wind advisory criteria later.
 
Originally posted by nickgrillo
I'm thinking southeast MI will get in on strong SFC winds as the cold front blows through later... Both NAM/RUC showing a +40kt LLJ spreading into the eastern half of MI behind the cold front (0Z-06Z timeframe) - not sure how much of this will make it down to the surface, but I'm thinking the DTX CWA could get into wind advisory criteria later.

BUFKIT has us mixing into the 3K FT AGL layer (around 875-900MB). The winds at 850MB slow down slightly after the front, but the 950-875MB layer is still going strong at 50KNTS or so - within the forecast mixing layer. The actual question then becomes, is the model correct in mixing layer heights? Since the NWS doesn't have the answer, they decided not to go with a wind advisory. Also, considering the winds will be developing over us, rather than advecting in from the west, there isn't anything to really verify the model data against...
 
It will only be a cool front down here. Currently 103 with 'Dangerously High Heat Index" scrolling my Vantage Pro (says 114.6 :shock: ).

Been just oppressive here, even inside the house is 87-89. I saw where we should start getting some lows in the 60s, too cool! I am planning on going home in 3 weeks, and will get to experience TRUE fall weather. I miss it.

Next week, it will be back to the 90s again, but hopefully only the low 90s. All these hurricanes are making it hell down here, literally with the damage, heat and everything else they are bringing. :(
 
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