Oklahoma, You’re not in Kansas Anymore..

February 11, 2017


Kinda hot in Oklahoma today.

Below – Kansas too.

Garden City Telegram – Kansas

Anomalously warm temperatures gave many residents of southwest Kansas an early taste of spring and summer. Temperatures reached 91 degrees in Hugoton, 88 in Cimarron, 87 in Dodge City, 86 in Sublette, 85 in Lakin, 85 in Johnson City, 84 in Ulysses, 81 in Scott City, 81 in Leoti, 79 in Syracuse and 78 in Tribune.

Johnson said Dodge City’s high of 87 degrees, which was registered around 3:30 p.m., marks the second warmest maximum temperature ever reached in Dodge City during February. Dodge City’s previous Feb. 10 record was 80 degrees, which, like Garden City’s previous record, was in 1999.

The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings for Kansas’ far western counties, meaning weather conditions capable of causing fires are either currently in effect or soon to occur.


8 Responses to “Oklahoma, You’re not in Kansas Anymore..”

  1. grindupbaker Says:

    The Climate Reanalyzer is showing anomalies +8 to +18 degrees for that region but it’s showing actual temperatures as 5-25 degrees, quite a lot lower than above. What am I missing there ? Is it just the considerable difficulty of figuring out where the rather coarse pictorial colours of Climate Reanalyzer fit on the colour/temperature scale with sufficient accuracy to get within 2 degrees ?

  2. Andy Lee Robinson Says:

    If ever a state deserves to be fried to a crisp…

  3. Nature/The Creator gave fair warning before the election

    Kharma is a bitch

  4. Lionel Smith Says:

    Inhofe frantically looking for snowballs, in his freezer. He should have gone to Spain, and other parts of Europe where vegetable crops have been wiped out by heavy rains and snow.

    OT but relevant just picked up on the Piers Morgan (a Trump apologist and all out cad, something of a bounder) v Jim Jefferies spat on Bill Maher’s Real Time within the article:

    Fantastic beefs and where to find them: JK Rowling at war with Piers Morgan

    direct link to video:

    sorry for diversion from topic.

  5. dumboldguy Says:

    The weather systems moderate a bit as they make their way across the country, but we in the DC area HAVE been getting temperature swings from the 20’s to the mid-70’s over the past few weeks, and today is a “high wind warning” day with gusts to 60 mph (since it’s garbage collection day, all the green bins are blowing over at the curb).

    I agree with Andy that “if ever a state deserved to be fried to a crisp”, it’s OK, with special emphasis on the areas that Inhofe and Pruitt inhabit. The parts of Texas that Barton, Gohmert, Cruz, and “Lamer” Smith inhabit could use some “crisping” also.

  6. I live in the Memphis area where we are seeing the wild temperature swings as well. But we have not gone beyond maybe 75 deg this winter so far.

    The effects of climate change scare me, and have scared me for a long time. None of us really know exactly how it could play out. The current mild temps in winter allow me to play (and work) outside comfortably which is about the only silver lining. No doubt if this is the new norm, all kinds of bad things will crop up. That said – is it possible that our summer peak temperatures could get this far above normal (+40 deg F). If so, that puts Memphis area July high temps at 130 deg F or more. That would be catastrophic in historic proportions, to say the least.

    Hopefully there are mechanisms in our atmosphere where the anomalies we are seeing in winter will not be as severe in summer. Can anyone offer any facts on this?

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Not to worry, James. There ARE “mechanisms” that will likely keep Memphis well below 130 degrees F for a very long time. Don’t have time to elucidate them for you, but even the hottest places in the USA—-parts of CA, AZ, TX, FL, NV, and UT—-don’t get that hot (yet).

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