University of Tulsa
Mountain Cedar Pollen Forecast


Date Issued: 4 December 1998

Mountain Cedar location(s): Edwards Plateau, Texas

Regional weather: Friday, December 4 - TX/OK: Area of disturbed weather moved through OK and northern TX last night. Rains this morning and afternoon in E OK, AR, and MO. Lingering clouds behind the disturbance in some areas. Most of central and S TX dry yesterday and again today. The next front will approach the region Saturday night. Mild temperatures for the season still prevail......highs in the 60's and 70's, lows in the 40's and 50's.

Trajectory weather: Partly cloudy today, high in the 70's, variably cloudy tonight, low around 60. Partly cloudy on Saturday, high mid 70s. Slight chance of a shower western sections of OK.

Trajectory confidence: High

OUTLOOK: ***Slight Threat *** Conditions are somewhat favorable for pollen release; however, we are at the very beginning of the mountain cedar season and few pollen cones will be mature. Little or no rainfall in the past 24 hours in Texas. Temperatures are in the favorable range. Humidities are still high in eastern sections of the Plateau so any pollen release should come from the western side. Airborne pollen may be moving across northern Texas tonight and into central Oklahoma on Saturday. TK, EL

Prepared by: Thomas Keever (Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, NCSU), Estelle Levetin (Faculty of Biological Science, The University of Tulsa, 600 S. College, Tulsa, OK 74104), and C.E. Main (Department of Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC).