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Expanded California Fire Weather Threats; Unsettled Across the West

A storm system will impact the western third of the U.S.. Strong, gusty winds will increase Fire Weather threats across much of western and central California. Rain and mountain snows can be expected across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies, with wintry conditions in the Great Basin and High Plains. Accumulating snows will also continue across the Upper Midwest to the Northeast. Read More >

Expect a chilly night across the region with lows in the 30s areawide. Clear skies today will lead to partly cloudy skies overnight, with a southerly wind between 5 to 10 mph.
Maybe you've heard a rumor about wintry weather before Christmas? It's true, some of the forecast data does suggest a weather pattern favorable for winter weather. However it's such a long way out, weather forecasters have to deal with probabilities. Here's a chart that shows the highest probability of a certain type of weather December 21st through December 25th. Cold weather looks like a certainty by Friday morning. However the precipitation forecast is more uncertain. A cold rain remains the highest likelihood, but probabilities have increased since yesterday for ice or snow in the region...particularly on December 23rd and 24th.
There are different solutions for the late part of next week. This image shows four different weather model forecasts which would have four different outcomes for our area. Only thing we area confident in is that late next week will turn colder.
With very little rainfall the past several weeks, widespread moderate to severe drought has overspread much of the region. Burn bans are in effect for many counties across the region due to the resultant increased fire danger.
Another cold front will move into the region this evening and overnight. This front will result in a north wind shift, but gusty winds are not expected until Thursday. Low temperatures tonight and Thursday morning will be in the 30s for most locations.

 
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Oakwood (Freestone County)

31º 37' N 95º 51' W

305 ft

30 Year Precipitation Normals (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
3.10 3.19 3.92 2.92 4.06 3.91 2.55 2.34 2.66 4.62 3.70 3.87 39.99
Monthly Precipitation
   Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
2010 1.73                        
2009 1.01 1.36 5.76   5.13 1.49  M M M M M M M NA
2008 1.65 0.85 5.01 2.36 4.16 0.22 M M 4.46 2.81 1.98 M NA
2007 6.03 0.46 7.08 1.82 10.52 5.44 9.99 2.96 0.58 2.59 2.12 2.12 51.71
2006 3.90 3.50 5.88 2.87 2.59 6.97 2.10 0.69 1.99 6.37 1.90 7.27 46.03
2005 3.05 3.62 1.67 0.99 2.42 0.19 1.35 5.11 1.66 0.25 1.47 0.32 22.10
2004 1.96 4.82 2.83 4.57 3.46 9.33 2.97 1.89 0.89 5.02 9.00 2.20 48.94
2003 M M M 0.49 1.55 4.59 M 0.84 6.20 5.21 M 2.48 NA
2002 2.55 2.95 4.66 4.06 4.85 1.88 2.85 0.13 1.67 7.78 5.31 M NA
2001 4.96 6.25 6.20 0.77 2.17 6.84 2.99 4.23 3.64 5.06 1.94 6.04 51.09
2000 5.50 1.71 5.00 3.78 6.41 4.94 0.94 0.00 0.78 3.51 11.01 4.94 48.52
1999 7.43 0.20 2.38 M 4.53 2.62 1.85 0.10 0.99 3.10 0.35 2.75 NA
1998 5.62 4.52 2.97 1.25 0.18 0.68 0.30 4.42 4.32 5.76 4.92 4.97 39.91
1997 3.67 6.49 3.75 4.94 3.29 3.43 1.75 3.84 2.96 3.23 3.11 5.12 45.58
1996 0.77 0.40 2.38 1.57 0.25 2.55 1.92 4.48 2.41 1.30 5.71 2.90 26.64
1995 3.79 2.34 4.46 2.87 2.66 5.45 4.40 4.19 3.49 0.65 1.21 1.78 37.29
1994 1.05 4.11 3.23 2.41 5.63 2.27 0.10 5.07 1.62 12.50 2.20 9.66 49.85
1993 4.59 1.95 6.54 5.15 5.56 7.84 0.08 0.54 2.57 4.03 5.49 1.79 46.13
1992 4.18 8.82 4.38 2.70 4.30 2.93 0.13 3.00 1.57 2.52 5.28 5.42 45.23
1991 6.82 4.64 2.21 6.58 5.38 4.01 3.72 4.40 3.89 3.56 2.86 7.96 56.03
1990 5.00 4.72 4.86 3.60 5.40 4.62 5.19 0.62 3.08 6.31 4.20 2.33 49.93
1989 4.46 1.97 4.29 2.98 7.04 5.61 4.09 2.97 1.80 2.45 2.06 0.78 40.50
1988 1.40 1.99 3.17 3.13 2.22 3.62 1.52 1.49 2.65 2.40 3.28 5.96 32.83
1987 1.26 4.90 2.51 0.53 4.99 3.44 2.39 1.87 3.28 0.56 6.22 7.52 39.47
1986 0.67 3.37 0.57 5.60 4.95 3.87 0.73 1.07 2.67 4.40 4.25 5.59 37.74
1985 2.68 2.80 3.83 2.64 2.87 0.54 3.11 0.00 2.45 7.92 6.50 2.00 37.34
1984 0.76 3.40 3.07 0.30 1.67 4.42 5.85 1.68 2.44 10.69 1.57 2.23 38.08
1983 1.21 7.95 8.17 0.10 8.37 3.37 4.20 4.44 0.99 1.75 3.70 4.82 49.07
1982 1.64 2.18 2.58 4.41 3.38 4.15 0.65 1.45 1.70 3.40 5.27 4.79 35.60
1981 1.76 2.61 2.81 3.37 4.70 7.91 3.29 1.30 2.38 9.69 1.25 0.55 41.62
1980   0.66 NA
   Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann


Location below

Map of the Oakwood region

Map from tiger.census.gov