A white Christmas for Oklahoma?

Since 1890, there have been six times in which there was an inch or more snow on the ground Christmas Day in Oklahoma City, according to the National Weather Service.
BY BRYAN PAINTER bpainter@opubco.com Published: December 18, 2012
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Cody Boyd, spokesman for the state Transportation Department, said, “As with any inclement weather threat, we are keeping an eye on this potential storm. Statewide, ODOT is fully prepared with maintenance crews and equipment at the ready if needed, and all of the sand and salt sheds are fully stocked.”

The department's winter weather resources include 550 trucks available statewide. Among those are 60 trucks in Oklahoma City and 41 in Tulsa.

The department also has: 110 salt sheds statewide; 115 crews with 1,044 maintenance workers statewide; 70,000 tons of sand and 70,000 tons of salt and/or sand mix on hand and 35,000 additional tons of salt stored at the Port of Catoosa.

This week

In the short-term, parts of northern Oklahoma will probably see some light snow Wednesday night into early Thursday, Smith said.

“We're only expecting accumulations up to about an inch, mainly up close to the Kansas border,” he said.

“But even that amount of snow combined with the strong winds could make travel a little tricky, so be extra careful in that area.”