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March 2014 Observations & Discussion
How will the cruddy winter of 2013/2014 end? Will the plains finally see that monster snowstorm we have been waiting for? How will spring start? March could be a very interesting month!
GFS is showing a snow event during the first week of March. Wouldn't surprise me to see a large trough come out of the 4 corners and produce a storm during that time. LRC would indicate around March 4th for that. We should probably be hoping for a Colorado Low in Nebraska/Iowa. The current models are wanting to show yet another Panhandle Hook storm, which of course misses us to the East. We really need a nice bowling bowl Colorado Low to give us that monster snowstorm we have all been waiting for.
I know I'm not alone in saying this: If we don't get a monster snowstorm it might as well just warm up and be spring. I am tired of these 1-3 inch snows. I say go big or go home winter! I am just as ready for severe weather season and tornado chasing. Let's see what March of 2014 has in store! Thoughts??
Oklahoma In Earthquake Swarm
From February 13 to 20, 2014, the Oklahoma Geological Survey recorded 211 earthquakes in central Oklahoma in the Oklahoma City region.
Thursday, February 13, 2014 – 17
Friday, February 14, 2014 – 16
Saturday, February 15, 2014 – 28
Sunday, February 16, 2014 – 12
Monday, February 17, 2014 – 54
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 40
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 – 21
Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 23
The swarm continues with no real explanation. Some believe it due to fracking, however this part of Oklahoma has had wells pumping for over a century. Many of the residents are hearing very loud booms with these which geologists are saying are the P waves when they reach the surface. But others are not so sure.
I had family in the area these have been happing and they lived there over 100 yrs. till the oldest finally passed away and they never spoke of quakes or booms. Some are speculating this may be somehow connected to the New Madrid system. So far there are nothing but questions and no answers and the quakes continue. There were 3 today.
Seismic stations have been put out throughout the area.
Nebraska to finally see monster Snowstorm in Late February?
Will the state of Nebraska finally see a classic Snowstorm this season? We are long overdue for one. I don't think I ever remember a winter when we didn't get at least 1 big storm. All of our snow has been from little 2-4 inch systems.
GFS hints at some really big snows for pretty much the entire state through the first week of March. I guess all we can do is wait and see if this is finally our time to shine!
GFS snowfall through March 5th. Most of this falls during the 23rd through the 25th and again from the 28th through the 5th of March. Thoughts?