|Temperatures at 1mb level.|
Saturday, December 10, 2011
RED RIVER COUNTY, TEXAS
Red River County is the county in Texas that is faring the best with the drought, as per drought analysis. Below is a graph of current drought conditions along with a legend for the colors. Below the legend is the percent of the state that is covered in each state of drought. Note: A county in any drought level is also included in all the less-severe drought levels.
|Red River County is the county in NE Texas with yellow in it.|
Confidence Level: Medium-High
The 12z ECMWF and 12z GFS appear to be in a good agreement over a low pressure system forecast to move over the Midwest, putting down snow in portions of the region. However, the ECMWF appears to be slightly more northward than the GFS, thus pushing snowfall higher north. The top image's thick blue line is the rain/snow line, meaning all precipitation above the blue line is theoretically all snow. The GFS has been shifting southward with this storm, and it appears the ECMWF has as well. If this trend continues, cities such as Chicago and Milwaukee may get snow when they were instead forecast to receive rain. Again, there are model differences that have to be worked out, but the general trend is shown well at this time.
|12z GFS at Hour 240|
|12z ECMWF at Hour 240|