A multiple-choice question concerning Oklahoma weather might read something like this:
What was the most likely weather forecast for Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 17, 2019?
- Wind Advisory
- All of the above
If you answered number 4, you would be correct! Oklahoma is known for sudden weather changes. A common saying here is-If you don’t like the weather today, don’t worry, it will be different tomorrow. During the month of December alone we have experienced tornadoes, spring-like sunshine, and cold rain. But what about that snow?
Snow has been in the forecast several times this winter. This very week, as a matter of fact. So far this winter, only a dusting. Don’t get me wrong, I have no desire to be stuck at home with 10 feet of snow. But is it too much to ask on these cloudy, damp days for a covering of white? Maybe enough to build a snowman.
Lately we’ve had more cloudy, dreary days than sunny ones. Gray skies with cold rain falling. The kind of days which make me feel blah. Yes, I know its winter, but would it hurt the clouds to part and allow the sun to peak through? I either need some sunshine, or I need it to go ahead and snow.
There is something refreshing about snow. Everything simply disappears. The dead winter grass and mud from recent rains are covered by a fluffy, white blanket. Even though the covering is temporary, it provides a fresh start. A fresh start for things in nature and a fresh start for my attitude.
Once again, the snow which has been in our forecast for tomorrow, this entire week, has disappeared. I must admit I’m rather disappointed.
So, what is the forecast for this weekend? Cloudy with a chance of…your guess is as good as mine! I’m still holding out for snow. 😉 Even though it just started to thunder, pour down rain, and hail. That’s Oklahoma!