The wind storm we had Monday night was pretty surprising! It even surprised the National Weather service. The strange thing is, in the Lakewood metro area, winds only reached 40-45 mph. That is considered gale force winds causing limbs to break off trees at most. Why did trees fall? Why were there widespread power outages. Simple solution, the ground has been quite saturated the past few weeks. In other words, tree trunks have no solid soil to grab on to making them very vulnerable to forces such as wind. Power Lines were also vulnerable because of the moisture build up on the lines and around the transformers. Is this wind going to stop? Not quite yet! Wednesday, we are going to see rainy conditions all day with winds around 22 mph from the south. Gusts may reach into the 30 mph range and localised power outages are not out of the question. We will see a high near 48 and a low near 38. Thursday, we are going to see showers throughout the day with breezy conditions, a high near 45 and a low near 34. Friday, we are going to see showers throughout the day and once again, breezy conditions are possible with a high near 43 and a low near only 33. It looks like we might see some snow this weekend into early next week. How much? Ill let you know at the end of the week!
Tony Propp recently graduated high school. He is planning to attend The University of Oklahoma and is currently a National Weather Service (Skywarn) Storm spotter. He is also known nationally for his forecasts and storm chasing. His storm chasing team is called Mesochase which chases here in the Northwest as well as the Plains of northern Texas, through Oklahoma into Kansas.