Thursday, December 24, 2009
Giant Lizard Attacks Oklahoma!
Lizard warning from National Weather Service, Norman, OK
December 24, 2009 at 9:50 am
LIZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING…
…WINTER SWARM WARNING IS CANCELLED…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A LIZARD
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING. THIS
REPLACES THE WINTER SWARM WARNING WHICH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
* TIMING: ALL OF TODAY AND THIS EVENING
* MAIN IMPACT: HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW…LOW VISIBILITY AND
STRONG WINDS WITH WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH. LIZARD CONDITIONS
AT TIMES. SNOWFALL WILL AVERAGE 4 TO 8 INCHES…BUT SOUTHERN
OKLAHOMA MAY RECEIVE 8 TO 11 INCHES…GENERALLY BETWEEN LAWTON
AND PAULS VALLEY.
* OTHER IMPACTS: A PERIOD OF FREEZING RAIN AND SLEEZE WILL BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AS THE
PRECIPITATION TRANSITIONS FROM RAIN TO SNOW.
A LIZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS…MAKING GROVELING EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT GROVEL. IF
YOU MUST…HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL SKIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED…STAY WITH YOUR VEEHICKLE.
There has been a 50 car pile up in Midwest City by Rose State today. The snow is still coming down and blowing into drifts. It actually was blowing into the house through very small cracks this morning. the temperature is 21 degrees with wind gust up to 60mph. What that translate to in wind chill I don't know. Even police cars are being abandoned as they run out of gas or get stuck in drifts. Response time is now 6 hours. Airplanes parked a Will Rogers are being tied down to the runway or tow trucks to keep them from being blown away from the terminal
The wind is simply sucking the heat out of everything.
Good news, we didn't have the requisite pre-storm ice storm so the power is on in most places.
Nope, Houston is not a bad place to be today. Don't hurry home. You can't get here.
Now was this God's little joke on Senator Tom for blocking the "Stipulation Vote" of Senator Byrd or for Tom's call to pray that a certain Senator fall prey to his ills and not be there for the vote that the stipulation was denied for? Or maybe it just a higher power pricking Senator Jim for not making a better showing against the climate change advocates in copenhagen like he should of.
Dang this is really just like Oklahoma politics ain't it?