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Major winter storm headed toward Oklahoma

Blizzard conditions are expected in parts of Oklahoma beginning Sunday night.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 24, 2013 at 8:04 pm •  Published: February 24, 2013

“We're looking at temperatures dropping very rapidly when the cold front arrives, but we are forecast to get up to 42 degrees tomorrow. That would be until about 9 or 10 a.m., and that's when we'll start dropping so that's when the high will likely be. After that, we'll continue dropping pretty rapidly,” he said.

“By Tuesday morning, we're looking at a low in the upper 20s and of course there's going to be a windchill too, around the 20s,” Pike said.

Northwest Oklahoma also saw the worst of last week's winter weather, with some areas getting a foot of snow or more.

State and local road crews are on alert, officials said, and emergency responders urge people to prepare for a life-threatening blizzard.

Pike said Interstate 40 westbound to the Texas state line will receive the worst conditions of major thoroughfares, but Interstate 35 north of the metro could be troublesome as well.

Red Cross spokesman Ken Garcia said the agency is prepared to send volunteers wherever they might be needed in the state.

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