Friday Photo – In the Contrails

The heat is on. Last summer we endured more consecutive days over 100° than in my memory, maybe recorded history for Central Oklahoma. Not so this summer. But, we are in the days of heat advisories and it looks like we will share in 100°+ temperatures through the middle of next week. These days have me longing for the mountains, specifically Colorado.

Our recent trip over the 4th of July is still quite fresh on the mind. I remember turning north on 149 toward Creede from Southfork and watching the temperature gauge on the dash drop steadily. By the time we stopped the afternoon high was 51° and a light rain. Who in the midwest U.S. wouldn’t take those temps this afternoon?

When my friend Jordon reminds me how cold it gets in Saskatoon. I should remind him how hot it gets here. Recently he noted 28.8° C (approx.  84° F) was enough to long for other places. I imagine most who will come by the merchandise trailer in Enid this afternoon would take the temperature in Saskatoon. Read More

Dear Local Television Stations . . .

Please help. You have caused a great deal of suffering since before 4 a.m. when you began your coverage of the Snowpocalypse. We know that Cormac McCarthy is on your nightstand and you are waiting to tell the story of the “White Road” out of Snowmageddon. But your ongoing coverage of the Snowpalooza has finally reached the absurd.

My wife was hoping to see a few shows she misses while at work during the week. Rarely does her boss close the shop. Yes, if all his employees had monster trucks in their driveways they would have opened. You know its true Doc. But, we have not been watching the news. Every time we turn the television back on to see if you have given into the the fact that we are a bit smarter, that we get it, you are still there. It is like a bad Bill Murray movie gone worse. It is your version of Groundhog Day. Yes, we have cable. DISH to be exact. But, the shows she hoped to see have been covered up by the repeats of weather cams from around the state and forecasts that have not changed since yesterday.

Please, we have seen our shadows. Were it not for the need for heat we could only wish for a power outage.

Already a “State of Emergency”

by Jordon Cooper

Sometimes we make decisions in anticipation of what will be. When the “news alert” came by email to my phone I wondered just what it would be like were the threatening “Snow-mageddon” approaching my friend Jordon in Saskatoon. Yesterday I read,

With the wind it was –35 degrees Celcius which is so cold, it freezes your cheeks so you can’t talk.

Local prognosticators tell us there will be dangerous wind chill factors. But, -31 (F)? That is what -35 (C) equates to. Perspective that is what it brings.

UPDATE: As the “Snow-pocalypse” bears down on Oklahoma the Lost Ogle alerted us to the Winter Death Watch issued for Oklahoma City, Jordon added this video to let us know how cold it is in Saskatoon. have to watch this.