Weather and Climate

Severe Storms
4:15 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Severe Weather Possible Early Next Week

The National Weather Service says a large upper level storm system will provide several opportunities for severe weather early next week. Hail, damaging winds, and even a few tornadoes will all be possible Sunday through Wednesday.

Forecasters are encouraging residents to remain weather aware starting Sunday evening.

Oklahoma Voices
11:56 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Despite Religious Differences, Faith Communities Support Each Other in Times of Disaster

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Listen to the Rev. Mary Hughes Gaudreau discuss how faith communities came together to help in times of disaster.

Held together by a common goal to protect vulnerable disaster survivors and a deep commitment to respectful conversation, 50 diverse, non-profit and faith-based disaster response organizations found a way through divisive religious issues to develop national standards in disaster spiritual care.

The Rev. Mary Hughes Gaudreau speaks on the subject as part of the first Re-mind and Re-new conference at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa.

The conference was designed to model ways of disagreeing, find common ground, stay in relationship and do important work together despite deep differences.

9:41 am
Sun March 24, 2013

If Water Shortage Worsens, Will Oklahomans Conserve?

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"Lone Chimney’s plight is an extreme example of the effects of Oklahoma’s severe drought. But the ways residents are adapting could foreshadow what many other Oklahomans will be forced to do, on their own or by mandate, should the three-year-old drought persist."
Cattleman Mark Fuss spent $8,000 to drill two wells on his sprawling ranch about 10 miles east of Stillwater, gambling he would strike water. Don and Nancy Griffin of nearby Yale are watering their trees and plants with rainwater collected in two 50-gallon barrels.
Weather and Climate
11:21 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Men Most Likely to Die in Floods

Men made up more than 70 percent of flood fatalities in 2012.
Credit National Weather Service

Of all the information to come out of national flood safety awareness week, the one piece of data that jumped out to KGOU is that men make up nearly two-thirds of flood victims.

TIME magazine reported on this phenomenon in 2008, noting that men are more likely to die in several different types of extreme weather conditions.

Some of the reasons experts say the male of the species is at risk include the number of men working outdoor jobs and the tendency toward greater risk taking behavior.

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Weather and Climate
10:42 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Wet Thursday, Cold Weekend Coming

Credit Dan Pupek / Flickr Creative Commons

An upper level low moving through the region Wednesday through the end of the week will bring increasing chances of precipitation from early Thursday through Friday morning.

Thunderstorms will be possible, primarily Thursday afternoon across southern parts of Oklahoma. A light rain/snow mix may be possible early Friday morning.

Rain chances return Saturday afternoon with some snow possible Sunday across northern Oklahoma. Other areas of the state could see a wintry mix of precipitation.

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9:08 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Get Tornado Ready with New App

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The American Red Cross is offering a free iPhone and Android app to help make sure residents are ready for tornado season.
Get your family and home ready for a tornado with the official Tornado App from the American Red Cross. The tornado warning app puts everything you need to know to prepare for a tornado - and all that comes with it - in the palm of your hand.
Weather
8:29 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Soggy Weekend

Rain chances increase for the weekend.
Credit National Weather Service Norman

Showers and thunderstorms are expected Saturday as a storm system moves in from the Southern Rockies.

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World Views
9:04 am
Wed March 6, 2013

On Our Way to “Waterworld” In Less than 40 Years

The sea ice atop the Arctic Ocean can—as shown in this photograph from July 12, 2011—look more like Swiss cheese or a bright coastal wetland.
Credit NASA Goddard Photo and Video / Flickr

Joshua Landis and Rebecca Cruise's interview with Climate Institute President and CEO John Topping

A new study out this week finds that ice-free passage from North America to Asia directly over the North Pole could be possible after 2049.

UCLA geographers Laurence Smith and Scott Stephenson published the study Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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