Monday, March 19, 2012

quickie weekend recap

It's been a busy week, and if you're hoping for a long detailed race report, or a tale of new trails, and Eldridge sighting, or anything of that sort--sorry. But briefly, I did run in the St Patrick's 5K Saturday morning. No PR for me--that'll never happen again at the 5K distance--but I did run a 25:31, and was happy with that.

Then I ran 7.3 miles with the TOTs Sunday morning. I felt like a thousand bucks. I lead a great group, and I think everyone had fun.

After a week of stalling on the weight loss endeavor, I got back on track, dropping 4 lbs from my slowly shrinking body. Cause for more celebration!!!

Here's some good news:
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect from 1pm Monday through 7am Wednesday for the following counties: Tulsa, Adair, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Delaware, Haskell, Labette, Latimer, Le Flore, Mayes, McIntosh, Montgomery, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Rogers, Sequoyah, Wagoner and Washington. Rainfall amounts from 3-8" will be possible. Isolated locations could see over 10" of rain.

A powerful, slow moving upper storm will slowly track across western Texas and western Oklahoma early this week. On the east side of this storm, moisture will be pulled northward from the Gulf of Mexico. At the surface, a cold front will slowly move east. The end result will be an extended time period where heavy rain will be possible.

The event will begin by midday Monday. As the precipitation begins, we will have the potential to see some severe weather. The threat will quickly switch from a severe weather threat to a heavy rain threat. Waves of moderate to heavy rainfall will be possible Monday, Monday night and Tuesday. The storm will be slow to move in and slow to move out. Rain will still be possible on Wednesday and Thursday, but amounts won't be as heavy.

This storm has the potential to bring widespread flooding, especially over far eastern and southeastern Oklahoma. If you live in a flood prone area, you need to be prepared to move to higher ground. Don't attempt to drive on flooded roadways.

Overnight: Mostly cloudy, windy, warm and humid. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms possible.
Metro rain chance: 30%
Wind: South 15-25 mph
Overnight Low: 66

Monday: Rain and thunderstorms likely. Some storms could be severe. Heavy rainfall likely.
Metro rain chance: 100%
Wind: South 10-25 mph
Afternoon High: 73

Tuesday: Rain and thunderstorms likely. Heavy rainfall is expected.
Metro rain chance: 100%
Wind: East 5-10 mph
Morning Low: 56
Afternoon High: 62

Rain, No Rain, or whatever in between (this was a bunch of sleet and snow a couple of 2 of the past 4 years ago around this time) you should come out and get your long run in on the Snake Trail this coming Saturday.
Jake and I will be happy if you do!!

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