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January 2020

SATURDAY JANUARY 18, 2020

By |January 18th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0350L-SATURDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-1/18/2020 1- After several days of cold, rain, and a little ice here and there, we’ll warm up and actually see some sunshine. The winds may be a factor as a cold front pushes in but overall, highs will be tolerable. Get outside and enjoy some sunshine out of the wind. 2- Received news yesterday from work that the new portion of the Van Buren overpass, East side, will open [...]

FRIDAY JANUARY 17, 2020

By |January 17th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0345L-FRIDAY OUTLOOK & INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-1/17/2020 1- WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY STILL IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING. 2- Chilly this morning with gradual warming as the day moves forward. Temps are around freezing so DRIVE WITH CAUTION especially on bridges and overpasses. Travel should improve so just check your road information as needed. You can find links to all surrounding states here: https://gcem.org and Oklahoma’s at this address: http://ok.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=023e821ebf7b4acd999ccfd58d92c3da 3- Here is [...]

THURSDAY JANUARY 16, 2020

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0420L-THURSDAY OUTLOOK & INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-1/16/2020 1- WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TODAY UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING. Some of these areas may change between now and then. Keep up with the latest from the NWS and GCEM. 2- Dynamics in the atmosphere have to come together just right for the various winter types to occur. NO ONE can predict exactly where these things will occur. This is why maps [...]

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15, 2020

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0355L-WEDNESDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-1/15/2020 The GARFIELD COUNTY EM app is repaired and an update to fix it was sent out. Sorry for any inconvenience this caused. BTW, Vance radar is also back online.   1- There may be some foggy conditions around the area again early this morning so be extremely careful. 2-A front will be pushing in sometime today bringing us some wintry precip Thursday into Friday. Details on precip type are [...]

TUESDAY JANUARY 14, 2020

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0440L-TUESDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-1/14/2020 1- DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL ROUGHLY 10 A.M. DRIVE CAREFULLY!! 2-We will be dealing with quite a bit of moisture between now and Thursday when we expect a cold front and storm system to move in. We’ll see how all of that develops and how much precip we may actually receive. 3-For now, here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN; Tuesday-Widespread dense fog mainly before 8am then [...]

MONDAY JANUARY 13, 2020

By |January 13th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0340L-MONDAY OUTLOOK AND INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-1/13/2020 1- LIGHT FREEZING FOG IS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING. If it develops and becomes dense, elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses could be affected. Use extreme caution while driving. 2- Windy conditions will become a factor again today as the fire danger will be elevated. No Controlled burning today please. Along these lines, if you see smoke or fire, call 911 asap so a response can be sent. [...]

SUNDAY JANUARY 12, 2020

By |January 12th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0330L-SUNDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-1/12/2020 1-Another nice day but breezy so be prepared for some gusty winds. We aren’t expecting anymore precip till roughly mid-week so enjoy the above average temps. Winter hopefully sets in sometime before Spring!! 2- Keeping this short and sweet for another day, enjoy the day and the sunshine. 3- Here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN; Sunday-Sunny with a high near 50. South wind 10 to 20 mph becoming [...]

SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 2020

By |January 11th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0330L-SATURDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-1/11/2020 1- WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY STILL IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY. There is a slight chance we could see some snow but the dangerous issue will be the winds and of course the wind chill. 2- Overall, we’ll see clearing later today as this storm system moves to the east. Keeping this short and sweet, here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN; Saturday-50 percent chance of snow before noon. Cloudy, [...]

FRIDAY JANUARY 10, 2020

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0400L-FRIDAY OUTLOOK & INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-1/10/2020 1-WINTER STORM WATCH in effect from Friday night through Saturday morning. Light ice and possibly 4-5 inches of snow possible. 2- We are also in a SLIGHT RISK for severe weather before the winter weather occurs. If storms occur, our likely time would be from 11 am to 7 pm. 3-This said, No need to panic, we’ve seen this before. A front will push in with the [...]

THURSDAY JANUARY 9, 2020

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0350L-THURSDAY OUTLOOK AND INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-1/9/2020 1- Are you prepared? If you don’t have our emergency notification app-GARFIELD COUNTY EM, you’re not!! 2- Thunderstorms are expected mainly east of I-35 this afternoon and evening. Extremely low chance here. FRIDAY-We have a better chance for thunderstorms with severe weather most likely to our southeast. Friday night, we could see some snowfall. Don’t hold your breath but it could occur. See graphics attached. 3- It’s [...]

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8, 2020

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0340L-WEDNESDAY OUTLOOK AND INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-1/8/2020 1- FIRE WEATHER WATCH in effect from noon today until 9pm tonight. If you see smoke or fire, call 911. You can expect winds upwards of 40 mph, 20 to 30% Humidity, and Dew Point temps around 27degrees. I would recommend NO BURNING OF ANY KIND TODAY. 2-GARFIELD COUNTY EM- This is our emergency/ notification app. If you don’t have it, you’re not prepared! 3- I mentioned [...]

MONDAY JANUARY 6, 2020

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0325L-MONDAY/TUESDAY OUTLOOK AND INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-1/6/2020 1- GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. If you don’t have it, you are not prepared. 2- I am taking a few days off so today’s info will also include Tuesday. Both days look to be mild but a little breezy. Temps, both days will be in the 50’s for daytime highs and around 32 for lows. Today we’ll see another dry front push in with [...]

SUNDAY JANUARY 5, 2020

By |January 5th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0335L-SUNDAY OUTLOOK AND INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-1/5/2020 1- GARFIELD COUNTY EM. This is our notification app. You’re not prepared without it! 2- A COLD FRONT will push into the area this morning bringing with it strong winds. This front will bring in dryer air along with lower humidity and dew point temps. This may increase the fire danger a little this afternoon but the winds will eventually lie down later today lessening this problem. [...]

SATURDAY JANUARY 4, 2020

By |January 4th, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0400L-SATURDAY OUTLOOK AND INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-1/4/2020 1- Nice weather will continue with highs around 50 and lows around 32 or so. Winds will vary as a few dry fronts affect the area. Rain chances are possible later next week. Enjoy this while you can!! 2- Be sure and download our notification app GARFIELD COUNTY EM. You’re NOT prepared without it!! 3- Here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN; Saturday-Sunny, with a high near [...]

FRIDAY JANUARY 3, 2020

By |January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0320L-FRIDAY OUTLOOK AND INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-1/3/2020 1- PREPAREDNESS=RESILIENCE. That’s our GARFIELD COUNTY EM APP. You’re not prepared without it! 2- The forecast looks to be repetitious for the next 5 to 7 days with highs on average around 50 degrees give or take with overnight lows in the upper 20’s to low 30’s. We’ll have several fronts push through with only a windshift and no precipitation per guidance. Remember, this could change but [...]

THURSDAY JANUARY 2, 2020

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0335L-THURSDAY OUTLOOK AND INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-1/2/2020 1- We had several fires yesterday and with those occurring on a holiday, response was very quick. The winds didn’t get as high as the forecast stated but I’m not complaining. Good job to our firefighters on both sides of the county. 2- Weatherwise for today, the fire danger does lessen some but can still occur so be careful. There is a very low chance for some [...]

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1, 2020

By |January 1st, 2020|Categories: Emergency Management|

0400L-WEDNESDAY OUTLOOK AND INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-1/1/20 1-HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2- A WIND ADVISORY was issued at 0343 this morning for N-Central Oklahoma. You can read the details on our GARFIELD COUNTY EM app. Please refrain from doing any burning. The fire danger is elevated so if you see smoke or fire, call 911 asap. 3- Some folks continue to call and state that we got a lot of rainfall so how can there [...]

December 2019

TUESDAY DECEMBER 31, 2019

By |December 31st, 2019|Categories: Emergency Management|

0345L-TUESDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-12/31/19 1- GARFIELD COUNTY EM. This is our notification/emergency app. Now is a good time to download it and see how it works before you actually need it. Remember, you’re NOT PREPARED without it! 2- Today is the last day of 2019. I have spoken about many subjects over the last 24 years and a few have come to realize that several of those things have come to pass in [...]

MONDAY DECEMBER 30, 2019

By |December 30th, 2019|Categories: Emergency Management|

0345L-MONDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-12/30/19 1- GARFIELD COUNTY EM. This is our notification app. You’re NOT PREPARED without it! 2- This week looks be mostly clear with highs averaging in the upper 40’s to low 50’s. Overnight lows should average around freezing give or take. Keep in mind, that this may change a little so keep a coat handy and enjoy the sun along with the cooler temps. Remember to report any smoke or [...]

SUNDAY DECEMBER 29, 2019

By |December 29th, 2019|Categories: Emergency Management|

0350L-SUNDAY OUTLOOK AND INFO FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MGMT-12/29/19 1- We received around 1.6 inches of rainfall. A few areas were closer to 2 inches. This rainfall was needed but keep in mind that foliage out there is dead and will burn so be careful out there. The rainfall helped a little on the dry conditions but with no rainfall forecast for at least the next week or so and with fairly strong winds, we’ll drift [...]