weather http://kgou.org en Large Hail, Damaging Winds Possible This Weekend In Western, Central Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/large-hail-damaging-winds-possible-weekend-western-central-oklahoma <p>Western and Central Oklahoma could see a round of severe weather over the weekend. There's a threat of showers and thunderstorms Saturday west of a line extending from Altus to Alva.</p><p>But&nbsp;<a href="http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/">National Weather Service</a>&nbsp;senior forecaster Michael&nbsp;Scotten&nbsp;says there's a higher chance for that weather to move southeast through Central Oklahoma on Sunday.</p><p>http://youtu.be/9mbuzsU47Ns</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:46:48 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 27102 at http://kgou.org Large Hail, Damaging Winds Possible This Weekend In Western, Central Oklahoma Six Ways To Prepare For Oklahoma’s Tornado Season http://kgou.org/post/six-ways-prepare-oklahoma-s-tornado-season <p><a name="top"></a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s little doubt </span>Oklahomans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be more sensitive and more concerned than usual as the spring storm season approaches after the devastating events of May 2013. Dozens of people died as three violent tornadoes tore across </span>Pottawatomie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Canadian and Cleveland counties within a two-week span.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since September, </span>KGOU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been </span><a href="http://tornado.kgou.org/about-project" style="line-height: 1.5;">working to prepare for severe weather in 2014</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. On March 12, we hosted a panel discussion about tornado preparedness and storm safety at the Moore Public Library, just a few hundred yards from where the May 20 twister crossed Interstate 35.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We learned six things you need to know to prepare for the 2014 tornado season:</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 26274 at http://kgou.org Six Ways To Prepare For Oklahoma’s Tornado Season VIDEO: Stranded Passengers Flown To Safety In Antarctic http://kgou.org/post/video-stranded-passengers-flown-safety-antarctic <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_13rQBXKa0A</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:15:20 +0000 Mark Memmott 20325 at http://kgou.org VIDEO: Stranded Passengers Flown To Safety In Antarctic Singing, Stomping, Stranded Explorers Prep Antarctic Helipad http://kgou.org/post/singing-stomping-stranded-explorers-prep-antarctic-helipad <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9sMuchDXh8</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1js8Qxh4PdI</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 20191 at http://kgou.org Singing, Stomping, Stranded Explorers Prep Antarctic Helipad The Shipping Forecast: From Britain's Seas Into Its Soul http://kgou.org/post/shipping-forecast-britains-seas-its-soul It is a bizarre nightly ritual that is deeply embedded in the British way of life.<p>You switch off the TV, lock up the house, slip into bed, turn on your radio, and begin to listen to a mantra, delivered by a soothing, soporific voice.<p>"Viking, North Utsire, South Utsire, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger ...." says the voice.<p>You are aware — vaguely — that these delicious words are names, and that those names refer to big blocks of sea around your island nation, stretching all the way up to Iceland and down to North Africa.<p>Your mind begins to swoop across the landscape, sleepily Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:23:44 +0000 Philip Reeves 19319 at http://kgou.org The Shipping Forecast: From Britain's Seas Into Its Soul Thunderstorms, Ice, Low Temps And High Winds Expected In Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/thunderstorms-ice-low-temps-and-high-winds-expected-oklahoma <p><a href="http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=safety-winter-overview">COLD WEATHER SAFETY INFORMATION</a></p><p>Cold air continues to push into Oklahoma as a strong arctic front quickly moves to the south.</p><p>http://youtu.be/-QRas1jzFX0</p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(252, 253, 253); display: inline !important; float: none;">Temperatures will continue to drop dramatically. By 7 p.m., temperatures across northwestern Oklahoma will be down in the upper 20s and lower&nbsp;30s.</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:41:46 +0000 National Weather Service Norman Forecast Office 17660 at http://kgou.org Thunderstorms, Ice, Low Temps And High Winds Expected In Oklahoma Cold Air Brings End to Oklahoma Growing Season http://kgou.org/post/cold-air-brings-end-oklahoma-growing-season <p>Frigid air continues to push into the southern plains, bringing unseasonably cold conditions and a hard freeze warning to Oklahoma.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">High temperatures Tuesday will struggle to reach the </span>40s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with wind chills in the </span>30s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> throughout the day.</span></p><p>Overnight lows will fall into the 17-to-27 degree range across the state early Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service Norman forecast office. This hard freeze will also end the growing season.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:38:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 17008 at http://kgou.org Cold Air Brings End to Oklahoma Growing Season StateImpact On OETA: Oklahoma Wind Farms And Weather Radar http://kgou.org/post/stateimpact-oeta-oklahoma-wind-farms-and-weather-radar <p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:33:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 15810 at http://kgou.org StateImpact On OETA: Oklahoma Wind Farms And Weather Radar Could Hotter Temperatures From Climate Change Boost Violence? http://kgou.org/post/could-hotter-temperatures-climate-change-boost-violence Rates of homicide and other violent crimes often spike in cities during heat waves. People get cranky. Tempers flare.<p>So as the Earth gets hotter because of climate change, will it also become more violent?<p>Many scientists have thought so. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 19:29:05 +0000 editor 10860 at http://kgou.org Could Hotter Temperatures From Climate Change Boost Violence? Despite Recent Rains, Drought Continues Hold On State http://kgou.org/post/despite-recent-rains-drought-continues-hold-state <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">A smattering of summer showers is providing much-needed rain across much of Oklahoma, but nearly a third of the state remains locked in extreme drought.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:26:00 +0000 Associated Press 10107 at http://kgou.org Despite Recent Rains, Drought Continues Hold On State