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Cloud Seeding Update: First Two Weeks

The Rolling Plains Cloud Seeding Program has flown 10 missions in between the dates of June 21 and July 4th. The Operations summary for those 14 days showed that clouds were seeded in Haskell, Stonewall, and Jones counties. The following weather patterns were documents:

June 21st: Rain showers associated with upper air disturbance formed in the morning hours.

June 22nd: Precipitation along frontal boundary remained to the north of the target area during the day. Large mesoscale convective system moved through the area overnight.

June 23rd: Stationary front stalled in Southern Tx Panhandle with stable cool conditions from previous nights thunderstorm showers. Precipitation remained outside the target area.

June 24th: A complex of showers moved southeast towards the target area. One seeding operation was conducted at cloud base altitude (3500 ft and 22 degrees C).

June 25th: Morning precipitation lingered in the area stabilizing the atmosphere.

June 26th: Precipitation chances lingered with surface moisture in place but no clouds formed.

June 27th: Increasing Pressure and a decrease in surface moisture decreased rain chances.

June 28th: Scattered cumuli formed in the target area but were not conducive to seeding.

June 29th: Large-scale subsidence continued to preclude the formation of deep convection.

June 30th: Upper level ridge dominated leading to unseasonably warm temperatures.

July 1st: A weak front was located in West Central Tx becoming the focus for convection. Two seeding missions were launched on pulsating thunderstorms in Haskell County.

July 2nd: Stationary front was located through the target area and provided focus for convective development. Two seeding missions were launched in Haskell and Jones County.

July 3rd: Stationary front south of the target area and surface moisture provided focus for convective development. No suitable clouds in the target area.

July 4th: Scattered showers formed due to instability. Three missions launched but no suitable conditions were found.


21 hygroscopic flares and 5 glaciogenic flares were deployed during this time.

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July 1 - Danny Bolin, Allen Mitchell

July 2 - Frankie Dickerson, Kohl Hearn

July 3 - Samantha Stevens


July 4 - Glenn Smith

Happening This Week.....

Oliver Elementary is looking for all 3, 4 and 5 year olds - If you have a child turning 3,4 or 5 by September 1st and you haven't  registered for the 2014-15 school year please contact Greg London at 325-280-1893 or Sandy Templeton at 325-665-2088 to pick up a registration packet.


Stamford ISD will be offering a Summer Feeding Program starting Monday, July 7th, 2014, and ending Thursday, August 7th, 2014. LUNCH only will be served this year Monday through Thursday of each week from 11:30 until 12:30. This service is being offered to all children between the ages of 0 – 18 free of charge. No takeout trays will be allowed. Everyone 0 – 18 are welcome and encouraged to participate. Please join us at Oliver Elementary Cafeteria located at 400 East Oliver Street, Stamford, Texas.


AUG 6 - Oliver will have new student registration on Wed., Aug. 6th from 9 to 3 at Oliver Elementary. This if for students new to the district only. If you preregistered your student in April, you do not have to come back again. Please bring birth certificate, social security card and shot record with you.


AUG 9 - Celebrate the end of summer by having some fun in the mud! Plan now to run in the Mud Out Crime Mud Run, Saturday, Aug 9 at Stamford Marina on the south side of Lake Stamford. Sponsored by Clear Fork Crime Stoppers, the run will offer a choice of 5K or 3K  courses. Register now at Reduced entry fees for early registration and for entering a team of 3 or more. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities welcome. Come out, have a good time, and help support a good cause. All proceeds go to efforts to make our communities safer.


AUG 12-13 - Stamford High School Junior registration is August 12 @ 1PM. Stamford High School "Fish Camp" for incoming 9th grade students is August 12 @ 5:30 PM. Stamford High School Senior registration is on August 13 @ 1 PM. Stamford High School Sophomore registration is August 13 @ 3 PM.


Get your Texas Vehicle Tags renewed at The Stamford American, 102 S Swenson. Hours are MON-FRI 9:00-5:00.


Denise Dennis is still collecting aluminum cans for the Rehab Center. She would appreciate any and all help in this effort. For more information, call 773-2560.



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