The Oklahoma Cold Front of November 10, 1995
Answer to Question 6
Previous Question
Next Question

Question 6. Look at the radar echoes between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., the Dodge City sounding at 6:00 p.m., and Mesonet data between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. What type of precipitation do you think is falling in the following groups of counties:
Oklahoma and Cleveland?
Blaine, Kingfisher, Southern Garfield?
Kay, Grant, and Northern Garfield?

Cleveland and Oklahoma counties: Since the temperatures in central Oklahoma are still above freezing, any precipitation that falls will be in the form of rain. At 6:30 p.m., expect rain to fall in Cleveland and Oklahoma counties.

Blaine, Kingfisher, Garfield counties: Farther north in Blaine, Kingfisher and southern Garfield counties, the temperature is very close to the freezing point (32°F). Sleet or freezing rain falls over this area, depending on the depth of the sub-freezing air.

Kay, Grant, Garfield counties: In Kay, Grant and northern Garfield county, the temperatures are below freezing. Also, this area is close enough to Dodge City to use that sounding to diagnose the precipitation type. The Dodge City profile is below freezing at all levels which suggests any precipitation would be in the form of snow.

OK-FIRST Project
, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, 100 East Boyd, Suite 1210, Norman, OK 73019
Copyright © 1996-2005 Oklahoma Climatological Survey. All Rights Reserved.
Send comments or questions concerning OK-FIRST to