Sunday, September 23, 2012

One City: Two Great Outcomes

Norman, Oklahoma, via Google Maps
In addition to Kansas State's wonderful victory at Gaylord Family Stadium last night, three miles straight south on Jenkins Street another victorious performance was in progress.  That is the location of the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center.

While both teams were preparing for their game, meteorologists were forecasting "general" (i.e., non-severe) thunderstorms near the Kansas-Oklahoma border to occur during the night.
A decade ago, a small forecast of this size at the correct intensity, probably would not have been made. But, with the progress we have made in weather forecasting, this type of forecast has become routine.

So, when thunder rumbled at the Smith House about 5:15 this morning, it was fully expected thanks to the nice forecast made at the Storm Prediction Center.

And, by the way, we had .12" at the Smith House.

Nice job, Storm Prediction Center.

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