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Oklahoma City metro included in Ice Storm Warning

by Bryan Painter Published: December 20, 2013
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From the National Weather Service, Norman:

An Ice Storm Warning in effect from 6 pm this evening to 6 am CST
Sunday for Grant-Kay-Major-Garfield-Noble-Dewey-Custer-Blaine-Kingfisher-
Logan-Payne-Washita-Caddo-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln counties.

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued an ice storm
warning…which is in effect from 6 pm this evening to 6 am cst
Sunday. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

* Main impact: Freezing rain will develop Friday night and
  continue Saturday. Ice accumulations of around one-half inch
  will be possible across portions of western, central and north
  central oklahoma Friday night and Saturday. This ice will
  accumulate on trees and powerlines and result in the development
  of slick bridges…overpasses and walkways. Isolated power
  outages will be possible.

* Other impacts: Freezing rain and rain will change to snow late
  Saturday afternoon or evening. Accumulation of 2 to 4 inches
  will be possible across north central oklahoma with lighter
  amounts farther south.

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.

From the National Weather Service, Norman:

A Winter Storm Warning is effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m.
CST Sunday for Harper-Woods-Alfalfa-Ellis-Woodward-Roger Mills and Beckham counties.

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a winter storm
warning for snow and freezing rain…which is in effect from 6 p.m.
this evening to 6 a.m. CST Sunday. The winter storm watch is no
longer in effect.

* 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 roads… trees and power lines
  before changing to snow overnight. 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.

 


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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