(As of 7:30 a.m. Friday) Michael Scotten, senior forecaster with the National Weather Service, Norman, said Friday morning: “The snow across the Oklahoma City metro area is in the process of ending right now. It will probably completely end in the Oklahoma City metro within one to two hours.
“Across the Oklahoma City metro, the common snowfall amounts have been about 3 to 4 inches with the entire system that we had yesterday and into the early hours today. We had sleet yesterday during the afternoon hours and we even had some sleet with the precipitation-type that started late yesterday evening, but it did switch over to snow around midnight or just after midnight.
“The Oklahoma City metro was kind of a dividing line: it was mainly snow across the northern part of the metro area, whereas the southern part of the metro area started off as all sleet and then turned over to snow.
“Even right now across southern Oklahoma it’s still sleet. I think Ardmore is transitioning to snow right now, but you go down to Atoka, Durant, it’s predominantly sleet but they may be getting a few snowflakes here and there.”
Q: What should be expected looking ahead in the Oklahoma City metro area?
A: ”It will be another cold day with a high of only about 23 degrees. The big thing to watch is tonight into tomorrow morning is going to be really cold with a north wind around 10 miles per hour. Late tonight into tomorrow morning wind chills may range from 0 to minus 15 (degrees).
“The actual temperature is expected to be an overnight low of 3 degrees in Oklahoma City.”
Q: We talked about the Oklahoma City metro, but overall in your coverage area, which is primarily the western half of Oklahoma, what were the snowfall accumulations that you have heard?
A: “There was an area, almost pretty much Interstate 44 from Lawton to Oklahoma City that probably had about 4 to 5 inches of snow.
“To the southeast, by Durant, they had a lot of sleet, almost 3 inches of sleet.”
Q: Are you expecting another system Saturday into Sunday?
A: “Yes. There’s not much moisture to work with, with that system, but the temperatures will still be very cold with highs in the teens and 20s. It kind of looks like on Saturday night into early Sunday, this little system could produce some very light snow, sleet or maybe even perhaps freezing drizzle across the area.”