FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
It’s going to be cooler today with highs near 50 and colder on Thursday with highs in the 30’s. It will definitely be jacket weather for a few days. Before getting into anything else for you weather geeks, the Vance radar will be down today from roughly 0730 until noon for maintenance. Don’t worry, it’s routine.
Without getting into the harping mode this morning concerning the TV media, your best weapon to combat the drama is knowledge. Why knowledge? Back in my day, before dinosaurs, we didn’t have the information flow we have today. No cell phones, no internet, and no super drama that you will die because we have storm clouds in the sky!! Yes, I was nervous back in those days simply because of the lack of knowledge and understanding what was really happening. Today, the information is there and I have a lot of training. Here is a link for those of you that need a basic class or just a little refresher on the subject of severe weather. In my opinion, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER TO UNDERSTANDING. Take the time to read this. If you have questions, email me. If I can’t answer it, I’ll find it. http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/education/svrwx101/thunderstorms/
A meteorologist from the NWS in Norman will be here in Enid March 21st at 630pm to instruct a storm spotter class. This class is open to the public. You want understanding of the basic training we give to our spotters, come to this class. We will utilize the sheriffs training room at 216 West Oxford for this training. There is no cost for this. Keep in mind that if there is a threat for severe weather, we may not have the class. We’ll advise on this as we get closer.
Be sure to download our GARFIELD COUNTY EM app so you will be able to keep up with what’s happening here in our area from your warning coordination team. It’s free too.
Here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN;
Today-Sunny, with a high near 50. North northeast wind 11 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Tonight-Mostly clear, with a low around 26. North northeast wind 10 to 13 mph.
Have a super day!!