University of Tulsa
Mountain Cedar Pollen Forecast


Date Issued: 19 January 1998

Mountain Cedar location(s): Arbuckle Mountains, OK

Regional weather: Tuesday, January 19 - TX/OK: Weak frontal system moving into the region but any associated precipitation will stay to the north for the next day or so. Unseasonably warm many's highs in the 60's and 70's with a few 80's parts of TX. Lows tonight 30's OK...40's and 50's TX.

Trajectory weather: Partly cloudy today and tonight, high in the low 70's, low in the low 40's. Partly cloudy on Wednesday, high in the upper 60's, slight chance of a shower late in the afternoon.

Trajectory confidence: High

OUTLOOK: *** SERIOUS Threat *** Conditions are very favorable for pollen release today; significant release is expected. Areas of eastern Oklahoma will be affected during the next 24-36 hours.....but the greatest concentrations of airborne pollen will be found in south-central and southeast Oklahoma. 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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