FXUS64 KOUN 162048

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Norman OK
248 PM CST Sun Dec 16 2018

High clouds will continue to thin and decrease through the afternoon
and evening, as a shortwave trough skirts the southern Plains.
The exception may be far southern Oklahoma and north Texas. This
will allow for better radiation cooling throughout the night. By
early Monday morning, some patchy fog may form across south
central and southeast Oklahoma.

High clouds will increase again Monday into Monday night, as a low
currently east of Baja approaches. Widely scattered to scattered
rain showers should develop late Tuesday afternoon through
Wednesday morning, as a another trough moves across Oklahoma and
western north Texas. Rainfall amounts are expected to be on the
light side, with better chances across eastern and southern

Another disturbance will move across the area late Wednesday into
early Thursday. This will likely keep most of the forecast area
mostly cloudy through at least early Thursday. The airmass behind
the departing systems will not be overly cold, but drier air will
return along with a gusty northwest wind Thursday.

The wind is expected to decrease on Friday which will limit fire
weather potential, but another breezy day may occur behind a wind
shift on Saturday. The western third of Oklahoma and part of
western north Texas have been rather dry over the past 50+ days.
This combined with dormant vegetation, may result increased
potential for fire starts and spread on breezy, dry days.

The winter solstice is 4:23 pm CST on Friday, December 21.


Oklahoma City OK 31 55 38 56 / 0 0 0 10
Hobart OK 30 55 36 55 / 0 10 0 20
Wichita Falls TX 34 56 39 59 / 0 10 0 20
Gage OK 27 57 33 55 / 0 0 0 10
Ponca City OK 27 56 35 55 / 0 0 0 10
Durant OK 36 59 39 59 / 0 10 0 10



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