Willow Springs, MO, to Elk City, OK, Weather: 11/27/21

We are continuing on our new trek west!

This morning, the weather has been overcast, with cold temperatures and calm winds.

The NWS in Springfield, MO, forecasts (for Willow Springs, MO) a sunny morning, with a windchill that will make the temperature feel like 31 F. The winds will be from the southwest at 6-13 mph, gusting to 23 mph.

The NWS in Tulsa, OK, forecasts (for Tulsa, OK) a mostly sunny day, with a high temperature of 66 F. The winds will be from the south at 5 mph, becoming northwesterly in the afternoon.

The NWS in Norman, OK, forecasts (for Elk City, OK) a mostly clear night, with a low temperature of 34 F. The winds will be from the north at 8-11 mph.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Surface Map shows cold temperatures and moderate humidity, with sunny skies (according to the sensors) and light, southerly winds.

The SPC Mesoscale Analysis Pressure Map shows that I will be driving through average pressure all day, running almost parallel to the isobars.

Visible satellite image is not available at this time.

The Nested NAM simulated reflectivity shows showers and thunderstorms are unlikely. This and the precipitation chart have been excluded from today’s post.

The Nested NAM predicts temperatures will rise into the mid 60s F in northeastern Oklahoma this afternoon, and then decrease to the lower 30s F overnight in western Oklahoma.

The Nested NAM shows that the dewpoints will rise into the 40s F this afternoon in northeastern Oklahoma, but then drop back into the 30s F this evening.

The Nested NAM shows breezy conditions overnight.

The Nested NAM predicts sunny skies along my route soon after we leave Willow Springs. This chart has been excluded from today’s post.

There will be a storm system to our south, across Texas and southern Oklahoma, and the bands of clouds and precipitation look to remain just south of I-40 in Oklahoma. After we are settle for the night, it will expand into eastern Oklahoma, just south of I-44. We will just miss it.

Thank you for reading my post.

The forecasts from the National Weather Service are from The NWS Homepage
The upper air soundings and mesoscale analysis plots are from the Storm Prediction Center website.
The satellite data, model data, and forecasted soundings are from College of DuPage – SATRAD


About highplainschasing

This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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