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Ice totals of more than one-half inch possible in Oklahoma City metro, National Weather Service, Norman

by Bryan Painter Published: December 20, 2013
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National Weather Service,  Norman Forecast Office:

3:45 p.m. CST Friday Dec. 20, 2013

Ice storm warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. CST Sunday for Grant-Kay-Major-Garfield-Noble-Dewey-Custer-Blaine-Kingfisher- Logan-Payne-Washita-Caddo-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln-Grady-McClain-
Cleveland-Pottawatomie-Seminole-Greer-Kiowa-Comanche counties.

* Main impact: Widespread freezing rain will develop early this
  evening and continue into Saturday. Widespread ice accumulations
  of one-half inch will be possible across portions of western,
  central and north-central Oklahoma. Higher ice totals will be
  possible across central Oklahoma, including the OKC metro. This
  ice will accumulate mainly on trees and powerlines and result in
  the development of slick bridges, overpasses and walkways. Power
  outages are expected.

* Other impacts: Freezing rain and rain will change to snow late
  Saturday afternoon or evening. Accumulation of 4 to 6 inches
  will be possible across northwest Oklahoma with lighter amounts
  farther south and east.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Do not travel in icy conditions. Be sure you can take care of
yourself and your family if you lose electrical power. Watch out
for falling trees, limbs and power lines.

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A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 a.m. CST Sunday for Harper-Woods-Alfalfa-Ellis-Woodward-Roger Mills-Beckham counties.

3:45 pm CST Friday Dec. 20, 2013

* Main impact: Snow accumulation of 4 to 6 inches across
  northwest Oklahoma. Precipitation will begin as freezing rain
  Friday night creating some ice accumulation on trees and power
  lines and some slick spots on bridges, overpasses and
  walkways before changing to snow overnight. The combination of
  snow and ice accumulation will create slick roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Avoid travel. Be sure you can take care of yourself and your
family if you lose electrical power. Monitor weather forecasts
and information.

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The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a freezing rain
advisory which is in effect until 6 a.m. CST Sunday for Hughes-Harmon-

Jackson-Tillman-Stephens-Garvin-Murray-Pontotoc-
Coal-Cotton-Jefferson-Carter-Johnston-Atoka-Love-Marshall-Bryan counties.

3:45 p.m. CST Friday Dec. 20, 2013

* Timing: Freezing drizzle and light freezing rain spread over
  western north Texas and southern Oklahoma late this afternoon
  through tonight.

* Ice accumulations: A glazing up to one-quarter inch of ice will
  be possible on exposed surfaces such as cars, trees and
  powerlines.

* Other impacts: Slick spots on bridges, overpasses and
  walkways will be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Be careful if you have to travel. even small amounts of freezing
drizzle can make roads and sidewalks slick and dangerous.

 


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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