Meteorologist: Upcoming winter storm capable of producing heavier amounts of sleet, snow

Rick Smith, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, chatted with readers Tuesday about a wintry weather system expected to move across central Oklahoma on Thursday and Friday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm •  Published: December 3, 2013

Icicles hanging off a roof in northwest Oklahoma City Friday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2013.  Photo by Paul B. Southerland, The
Icicles hanging off a roof in northwest Oklahoma City Friday afternoon, Nov. 22, 2013. Photo by Paul B. Southerland, The

How much snow will Edmond get when this storm heads out?

Forecast amounts will change several times between now and Friday, but right now we think northern parts of the OKC metro could see a layer of sleet, with 1-3 inches of snow on top of it.

How much snow is expected in the Norman area?

Norman, as usual will be on the line between sleet and snow. Right now, it looks like the heavier snow will be north of us, but we could still see 1/2 inch of sleet, with a little snow on top of that. It will be enough to make the roads bad.

How much ice accumulation is expected for North OKC?

North OKC may see some sleet and then snow, but we're not worried too much about ice accumulating on power lines and trees. Maybe 1/2 inch of sleet, then 1-3 inches of snow. 

Read the complete chat transcript here.


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