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Freezing rain - possibly more - in portions of the National Weather Service, Norman coverage area

by Bryan Painter Published: November 21, 2013

 

 

From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office (at 3:53 a.m. Thursday):

“Although most ice accumulations will be light, a few spots may receive around one-tenth inch.

With strong winds, even light ice accumulation will result in some

downed tree limbs and possibly damage to power lines.

This could result in sporadic power outages.

Outside of bridges and overpasses,

no significant travel problems are expected. Monitor this situation closely!”

More on your weather:

From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office, a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 am (CST) Saturday.

Counties are: Harper-Woods-Alfalfa-Grant-Kay-Ellis-Woodward-Major-Garfield-
Noble-Roger Mills-Dewey-Custer-Blaine-Kingfisher-Logan-Payne-
Beckham-Washita-Caddo-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln-Grady-McClain-
Cleveland-Pottawatomie-Harmon-Greer-Kiowa-Jackson-Tillman-
Comanche.

Including the cities of: Buffalo…Alva…Cherokee…Medford…
Ponca City…Arnett…Woodward…Fairview…Enid…Perry…
Cheyenne…Taloga…Weatherford…Clinton…Watonga…
Kingfisher…Guthrie…Stillwater…Elk City…Sayre…Cordell…
Anadarko…Yukon…El Reno…Mustang…Oklahoma City…Chandler…
Chickasha…Purcell…Norman…Moore…Shawnee…Hollis…
Mangum…Hobart…Altus…Frederick…Lawton

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a winter
weather advisory for freezing rain, which is in effect from 6 p.m
this evening (Thursday) to 6 a.m. (CST) Saturday.

* Timing: Late Thursday night through early Saturday morning.

* Main impact: Freezing rain is expected to develop behind a
  strong arctic cold front late Thursday night and early Friday
  morning with areas of light freezing drizzle possible as late
  as Saturday morning. Ice accumulation near one tenth of an inch
  is expected on elevated surfaces such as trees, powerlines and
  bridges. Some locations could experience slightly more or less
  accumulation.

* Other impacts: Strong north winds through Friday combined with
  the weight of the ice on powerlines and trees could result in
  some power outages across the advisory area. Elevated roadways
  such as bridges and overpasses may develop a thin layer of ice
  resulting in hazardous driving conditions, especially Friday
  morning across central Oklahoma. Some snow and sleet is also expected
  across extreme northern Oklahoma where light accumulations of
  less than one inch can be expected through late Friday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Be careful if you have to travel. Even small amounts of ice can
make roads and sidewalks slick and dangerous.

 Following is the forecast for Oklahoma City, from the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office (as of 8:07 a.m. Thursday):

Today A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 65 by noon, then falling to around 50 during the remainder of the day. South wind 9 to 14 mph becoming north 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tonight A slight chance of rain before midnight, then rain or freezing rain likely between midnight and 3am, then freezing rain likely after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Windy, with a north wind 22 to 29 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Friday A chance of freezing rain. Cloudy, with a high near 34. North wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday Night A chance of freezing drizzle before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 16 to 21 mph decreasing to 8 to 13 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. North wind 5 to 9 mph.

Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Sunday Snow and sleet likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30.

Monday A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

Monday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 30.

Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 50.

Following is the forecast for Enid from the National Weather Service (as of 7:41 a.m. Thursday):

Today A chance of rain and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 41 by 5pm. North wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight A slight chance of rain before 9pm, then a slight chance of rain or freezing rain between 9pm and midnight, then a chance of freezing rain after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Windy, with a north wind 23 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday A chance of freezing rain. Cloudy, with a high near 32. North wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. North wind 10 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 39. North wind 9 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 21.

Sunday A chance of snow and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 28.

Monday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.

Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 27.

Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 51.

Following is the forecast for Norman from the National Weather Service (as of 7:41 a.m. Thursday):

Today A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 66 by noon, then falling to around 50 during the remainder of the day. South wind 8 to 13 mph becoming north 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tonight Rain before 3am, then freezing rain. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 30. Windy, with a north northwest wind 21 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Friday A chance of freezing rain. Cloudy, with a high near 34. North wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday Night A chance of freezing drizzle before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 13 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. North wind 8 to 11 mph.

Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

Sunday A chance of snow and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday Night A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 30.

Monday A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 30.

Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 50.

Following is the forecast for Stillwater from the National Weather Service (as of 7:41 a.m. Thursday):

Today A chance of rain and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 59 by noon, then falling to around 47 during the remainder of the day. South southeast wind 7 to 12 mph becoming north 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight A slight chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain or freezing rain between midnight and 3am, then a chance of freezing rain after 3am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 21 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Friday A chance of freezing rain before noon, then a chance of rain or freezing rain. Cloudy, with a high near 35. North wind 16 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Light north wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Sunday A chance of snow and sleet, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 29.

Monday A 20 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 43.

Monday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 28.

Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 51.

Following is the forecast for Lawton from the National Weather Service (as of 7:41 a.m. Thursday):

Today Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 70. South wind 7 to 12 mph becoming north 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tonight Rain likely before 1am, then rain or freezing rain likely between 1am and 4am, then freezing rain likely after 4am. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Windy, with a north wind 24 to 32 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no ice accumulation expected.

Friday Freezing rain likely, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Windy, with a north wind 22 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.

Friday Night A chance of freezing rain before 7pm, then a chance of freezing drizzle. Cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 13 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday A chance of freezing drizzle before 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. North wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Sunday A chance of snow and sleet between 7am and 1pm, then sleet likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night Snow and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday A chance of rain showers and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night A chance of rain showers and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday A slight chance of rain showers and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly clear, with a low around 29.

Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 51.


by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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