University of Tulsa
Mountain Cedar Pollen Forecast


Date Issued: 18 January 1998

Mountain Cedar location(s): Arbuckle Mountains, OK

Regional weather: Monday, January 18 - TX/OK: High pressure centered to the east will control the weather for the next day or so. Other than some late night clouds/fog in parts of Texas, skies will be clear to partly cloudy and temperatures will be warm. Highs in the 60's and 70's, lows mostly in the 40's tonight.

Trajectory weather: Mostly sunny today, high in the mid-60's. Clear tonight, low in the upper 20's. Partly sunny on Tuesday, high in the upper 40's.

Trajectory confidence: High

OUTLOOK: *** SERIOUS Threat *** Conditions are favorable for pollen release today. Significant release expected from this source. Residents of central Oklahoma....including Oklahoma City, Ponca City, and others....will get a dose of airborne pollen before midnight tonight. Pollen from this source will continue to move across southeast Kansas and northern Missouri tonight and Tuesday, then into western Illinois Tuesday evening. The Oklahoma/southeast Kansas/north-central Missouri trajectory is similar to the ones coming out of Texas. Residents of these areas will receive pollen from this source first.......then get another larger influx about 12 hours later. 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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