I received four different emails from Mike Morgan where he expressed his frustration with yesterday’s post about his forecasts how downtown merchants were upset over how fear of a snow storm, and then ice, both of which didn’t happen, cost them business.
Not sure I learned anything from Mike’s emails about how the forecasts were so wrong for the metro. To be fair, the folks at KWTV and KOCO called for 3-6 inches of snow for the metro – and were also way off base.
But at least we have KOCO’s meteorologist Andy Wallace to explain what happened. Here’s a bit of what he had to say:
The warm nose is what got us yesterday. The National Weather Service in Norman sent up a special weather balloon yesterday around 1pm. The resulting sounding (snapshot of the atmosphere) showed a layer of very warm air above the surface. This was warmer than depicted on the computer models. Combine that with warm surface temperatures, and basically we kept precipitation as some much needed rain in OKC.
To read Andy’s full blog post – which is very, very good (as is the overall blog), visit http://kocoweatherblog.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/who-did-who-didnt/