New Weather Projects and Training

Hail Observation Research Project (3/20/2008 8:00 pm CDT) If you live within 90 miles of Norman, Oklahoma, you are invited to participate in a National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) research project. The project is called the Hail Size Discrimination Experiment.  More information is available here.

CoCoRaHS March Madness 2008 (3/12/2008 3:00 pm CDT) CoCoRaHS is a volunteer network of weather observers of all ages and backgrounds that work together to measure and map precpitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. Each year, during the month of March, the coordinators for each state are challenged to increase the number of CoCoRaHS observers. Sign up today to provide useful precipitation information to your local communities and the National Weather Service in Oklahoma and western north Texas.  More information is available here.

2008 Spotter Training Schedule (11/17/2007 12:00 pm CDT) The 2008 storm spotter schedule is now available. Meteorologists from the NWS Norman Forecast Office will be providing spotter training at various locations across the region from January through March 2008.  More information is available here.

Upcoming spotter talks include… El Reno, OK on 3/31/08…

The spotter training schedule was last updated on 03/25/2008 at 1:12 PM CDT.

New Quarterly Newsletter (3/29/2008 11:00 am CDT) The latest edition of the Southern Plains Cyclone, a quarterly weather newsletter, has been published by the NWS Norman staff.  The latest newletter can be found through the Southern Plains Cyclone web page.

Weather History for March 29 Widespread severe weather across Oklahoma and western north Texas caused extensive damage on March 29th and 30th, 1993. In Oklahoma, baseball size hail, flash flooding, and high winds caused $1 million to $2 million in damage in Waurika. Several weak tornadoes also caused damage in Lincoln and McClain Counties. Over western north Texas, hail larger than baseballs fell at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, and baseball size hail fell in Crowell.

Learn more about the weather history for Oklahoma and western north Texas here.

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