University of Tulsa
Mountain Cedar Pollen Forecast


Date Issued: 5 January 1998

Mountain Cedar location(s): Arbuckle Mountains, OK

Regional weather: Tuesday, January 5 - TX/OK: Partly to mostly cloudy and warmer today in TX....mostly cloudy in OK as a weak system moves through the state. Highs in the 50's and 60's with some 40's northeast OK. Lows in the 20's and 30's, with some 40's south TX.

Trajectory weather: Mostly cloudy today, high in the upper 40's. Chance of light snow late tonight, low near 20. Cloudy on Wednesday with a chance of snow in the morning, high around 40.

Trajectory confidence: High

OUTLOOK: *** Moderate Threat *** Conditions are somewhat favorable for pollen release today. Temperatures will be in the favorable range for only a few hours this afternoon, yet humidities are low and winds should be moderate to strong. Long-range effects should be limited due to the size of the source. However....residents of central Oklahoma....including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Stillwater, Bartlesville, and surrounding areas......may feel the effects of today's release from the Arbuckle Mountains this afternoon and evening. TK

 Trajectory Start(s) (shown by green dot on map): Sulfur, Oklahoma

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 27695-7618). This forecast gives the anticipated future track of released Mountain Cedar pollen, weather conditions over the region and along the forecast pathway, and an estimated time of arrival for various metropolitan areas.

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