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Lexington, Kentucky to Sherman, Texas

Who’s ready to head to Texas? It will take a day and a half to travel from Kentucky to Texas, covering 855 miles between our two cities. At a pace of 66.9mph, we will be able to cover 535 miles on our first day, leaving a mere 320 miles for Tuesday. Hopefully the weather is cooperating.

DAY ONE (Monday)

I’m not sure you could ask for much better weather than what we are expecting in the southern Plains. High pressure is going to sit over the region, leaving a nice pool of tranquil air over the southern Appalachians, spreading west towards the lower Mississippi Valley. We’ll make it all the way to Lonoke, Arkansas (east of Little Rock) and won’t be confronted by a cloud, much less a rain drop.

DAY TWO (Tuesday) 
Low pressure is sliding into the Northern Plains by Tuesday, and dragging a cold front into the Central Plains. Precipitation won’t reach the stretch of road between Sherman and Lonoke, but southerly winds will increase, and we might see a ouch of rain before the drive is through. Extremely manageable. Couldn’t ask for a better drive. 

Missoula, Montana to Sherman, Texas

I know we didn’t spend a whole lot of time in Missoula, but now, it’s time to check out and make our way down towards Texas. This is going to be a shorter trip, covering 1729 miles and lasting 3 days, with the third day lasting a bit longer than the first two. Per hour, we will cover 69 miles, which means the first days will be complete after 553 miles. Speed limits are mere suggestions in High Plains.

DAY ONE (Thursday)

We’re driving from Montana through Wyoming, but the weather attention on Thursday will be directed at the Northwest Territories. Low pressure near Yellowknife will hook up with a developing surface trough over the Rockies and begin dragging it eastward. This will open up the monsoon into the Wyoming Rockies, and will exasperate the threat for wildfires in Montana, with hot dry air being drawn north from the Plains. Hopefully, we can steer clear of any infernos, but that’s out of our control. Day One will end in Kaycee, Wyoming, north of Casper.

DAY TWO (Friday)
The trough over the Rockies will shift into the High Plains through the day on Friday. This will help destabilize eastern Colorado, and as we pass through the region, there might be some isolated strong thunderstorms between Denver and the Kansas border. Hot, sunny skies will likely follow as we reach Kansas, but the thunderstorms will follow us to Baxter, Kansas, as we sleep off a long day of travel.

DAY THREE (Saturday)
All of that convection is going to drift northeast with the Rocky Mountain low, which is passing into the Upper Midwest. High pressure with a dry south wind will sweep the prairies, and we should have no problem getting though Kansas and Oklahoma, right on in to Sherman.

Nothing but sun

The weather was about as close to perfect as you can get in Sherman the last couple of days. Despite steadily warming conditions, temperatures only maxed out at 79 yesterday. Clear days generally lead to good forecasts, and that was the case this time, as the National Weather Service only erred by a couple degrees, and only on morning lows.
Actuals: Tuesday – High 74, Low 50
Wednesday – High 79, Low 47

Grade: A

Sherman, Texas

Sherman Texas sounds like a guy’s name from a bad movie. This forecast comes a day after a strong line of thunderstorms movd through the region, and now, those same storms are finishing a long day of severity in the southeastern US.

At 955pm, ET, Sherman was reporting a temperature of 58 degrees with mostly sunny skies and a fairly brisk northwest wind in the wake of the strong cold front that moved through in the morning. The fetch was bringing much cooler air into the region, but the latent moisture in the wake of a rainy morning makes it likely that there will be a bit of haze in the morning tomorrow.
The upper level trough that produced the severe weather is quite sharp and narrow, which is indicative of its swift easterly movement, as well as the intensity of any showers or thunderstorms that resulted from it. Most important to Sherman, now in the wake of the system, is how quickly temperatures will recover. The next two days will mark a rapid return to warmer, fairly pleasant conditions.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 72, Low 50
Wednesday – Sunny, High 78, Low 48

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny / Wind High 72, Low 51
Wednesday – Sunny High 74, Low 48

AW: Tomorrow – Breezy with plenty of sunshine High 72, Low 51
Wednesday – Mostly sunny High 78, Low 46

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 74, Low 49
Wednesday – Sunny High 79, Low 45

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny High 75, Low 48
Wednesday – Sunny High 78, Low 45

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 73, Low 48
Wednesday – Mostly Sunny High 79, Low 45

Check out this satellite and all the clear air behind the cold front and area of low pressure.

Cooling clouds

Forecasts called for warmer temperatures in Sherman ahead of the heavy rain they are seeing today. Ahead of the system, however, was a swath of clouds that prevented temperatures from even coming close to the forecast highs on Thursday. They recovered on Friday, but the damage was already done for most outlets. The fun thing about this forecast was that The Weather Channel, Accuweather and ourselves all ended up tying for the top forecast.
Actuals: Thursday – High 51, Low 41
Friday – High 57, Low 39

Grade: C

Sherman, Texas

It’s been an ugly day in Sherman, with rain and clouds and fog dominating the picture. Things will be looking up though! Read more to verify what I have said.

At 555PM, CT, Sherman was reporting a temperature of 64 degrees with clear skies. An area of low pressure is gathering itself over the Mid Mississippi Valley, and has imported clear, dry air from the north after a morning of low level moisture leading to drizzle and clouds.
A weak ridge will build over the next 24 hours, slowly pushing moisture from the system in the Mississippi Valley slowly eastward. An associated boundary will continue to lie along the Gulf Coast, essentially cutting off moisture to Sherman. A trough digging into the Desert Southwest will move towards west Texas, encouraging a stronger southeasterly flow, however it won’t be strong enough through Friday to draw rain to Sherman.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 57, Low 42
Friday – Increasingly cloudy, High 59, Low 41

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 57, Low 42
Friday – A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day High 61, Low 39

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and cooler High 56, Low 42
Friday – Intervals of clouds and sunshine High 60, Low 37

NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny, High 59, Low 42
Friday – Partly sunny (rain late), High 58, Low 41

WB: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 58, Low 37
Friday – Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. High 58, Low 35

The Weather Service the only one bringing in rain before midnight. Interesting. We will see how it goes. Satellite shows the old one gradually pushing east.

Invasion of Arctic Air

Most forecasters thought that Sherman would be safely south of any cold blasts working their way into the Plains, but the lack of a strong jet through the center of the country proved to be too much for the hopes of a couple of warm days. Some of that cold air did find it’s way into Sherman, and collectively, the 5 uniform forecasts busted on the warm side. The Weather Channel and Accuweather had the best forecasts, though not by much.
Actuals: Wednesday – High 29, Low 18
Thursday – 34, Low 20

Grade: C

Sherman, Texas to Lima, Ohio

A nice little two day trip that’s going to be easily divided. It’s a 988 mile trip that will allow us a speed of 62.9mph. The second day will be a little bit shorter, and we’ll stop at the 503 mile make, probably somewhere in Missouri. I can almost guarantee that the car will not overheat.


The first drive is looking as though it will be rather pleasant. There is a bit of a clipper moving along the border, but it’s the Canadian border, nothing that will come even close to us. Below normal temperatures and sunny skies will greet us when we arrive in Sullivan, Missouri, west of St. Louis’s suburbs, and out destination for Thursday night

Most of the drive on Friday will be similarly manageable. In fact, it will take until we reach about an hour south of Lima before we begin to deal with any problems, and even then, the term “problems” is used rather liberally. Expect a few flurries and nothing more as we pull into our destination.

Elmira, New York to Sherman, Texas

After a week without road trips, we’re going to take our first of 2011, from western New York to far northern Texas. It’s a 3 day jaunt down south, and it will cover 1431 miles. This is enough to put us on a pace of 62.6mph, and out first day will cover about 501 miles on the first two days. Shall we?


It’s going to be pretty snowy over the next 48 hours across moist of our day one route, but the heaviest snow will be falling during the day today, and then overnight tonight and will be wrapping up from western New York to Ohio tomorrow with a combination of inverted troughing and some lake effect bands. The heaviest snow will come between Erie, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, but flurries will be omnipresent for this little journey, which will take us to Huber Heights, Ohio, which is a north suburb of Dayton.

Lingering overcast skies will have a chance of producing a few flurries as we finish the drive through Ohio and most of the way through Indiana, with the skies clearing out and a drive through high pressure greeting us after about Greencastle, Indiana, between Terre Haute and Indianapolis. This pleasant weather will serve us well as we trek through the urban jungle of Saint Louis and continue on to Buckthorn, Missouri, which is smack dab in the middle of the state.

Our drive Friday will be the best one. The only way we will have to turn on the wipers is if we get bird poop on the windshield, as we will spend our day driving in mostly sunny skies through rural Oklahoma. Temperatures in Sherman will even begin to warm up as we arrivei n the late afternoon, which will make this seem a little bit more like a vacation.

Sherman, Texas

It’s been a long time since we’ve been to Texas for a forecast. I think this should be OK.

At 1145AM, CT, Sherman was reporting a temperature of 26 degrees with clear skies. Cold high pressure has bled as far south as Texas in the wake of the strong system that swept through the Southeast.
Jet ridging will move into the center of the country, though with very weak flow aloft. This will lead to good radiative cooling and a steady temperature gradient from north to south. Arctic air will not be hemmed to the north, but sunny skies will allow for somewhat warm days.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 34, Low 16
Thursday – Sunny, High 40, Low 17

TWC: Tomorrow – A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 35, Low 18
Thursday – Mix of sun and clouds High 41, Low 19

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny and cold High 32, Low 18
Thursday – Sunny and not as cold High 43, Low 18

NWS: Mostly sunny High 34, Low 14
Thursday – Mostly sunny High 43, Low 20

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 36, Low 14
Thursday – Mostly sunny, High 42, Low 19

Not too bad, if a little cool for Texas. Here is the satellite, showing a good deal of clearing for the state.