It would seem as though this season has some malicious intent to humble chasers even after the spinning water vapor smorgasbord of June on the northern Plains/High Plains. Thankfully the models appear to all be hinting at a highly-amplified, meridional flow regime over the US for the next 240 hours with a trough starting at the top in the PNW and riding the rollercoaster down into the deep South. Another blast of cold across most of the CONUS seems to be a pretty likely possibility and with it, hopefully some rain/or snowfall across the southern Plains between CDS-LTS-SPS as well as the area up by Arnett.
I have a rudimentary at best knowledge of the Arctic Oscillation and El Nino/La Nina, but indications and predictions of a cold and wet winter across the High Plains in the Panhandles/far western OK/W KS are more than welcome after the previous seasons bordering on dormancy in those areas. The drought has most noticeably affected the Panhandle's tornado/supercell count over the previous three years as the dryline mixes rapidly east due to the bone dry conditions out that way. With any luck, continued rain will allow for an earlier season out in the PH similar to something like 2007 or 2010 which had decent March and April dryline days. Hard to believe we're almost to Christmas and are running closer and closer to only two months until the opening of the 2015 chase season.
If I don't update again in the near future, happy Hannukah/Kwanza/Christmas/Festivus/Pastafarian Holiday and pray OU doesn't get mauled as badly as I think they are in the Russell Athletic Bowl.