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Possible snow and ice totals from the National Weather Service, Norman

by Bryan Painter Modified: December 20, 2013 at 8:10 am •  Published: December 20, 2013
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From the National Weather Service, Norman:

Harper-Woods-Alfalfa-Grant-Kay-Ellis-Woodward-Major-Garfield-
Noble-Roger Mills-Dewey-Custer-Blaine-Kingfisher-Logan-Payne-
6:07 a.m CST FRI DEC 20 2013

…A Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from 6 pm cst this
evening through late saturday night…

* Timing: Areas of freezing rain are expected to develop Friday
  evening through early Saturday morning. although some warming
  is possible saturday…briefly changing freezing rain back to
  rain…a transition to all snow is expected late Saturday
  afternoon through late Saturday night.

* Main impact: Ice accumulations on trees and powerlines Friday
  night and Saturday. Development of slick bridges…overpasses
  and walkways.

* Other impacts: Slick and dangerous road conditions possible
  Saturday evening into Sunday…mainly over far northern
  Oklahoma. Highest snow totals are expected over far northwest
  Oklahoma where up to 4 inches possible by daybreak Sunday.

Precautionary/Preparedness actions…

Keep up with the latest weather information…especially if you
plan to travel.

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Beckham-Washita-Caddo-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln-
6:07 a.m. CST Friday Dec. 20 2013

…A Winter Storm Watch in effect from 6 pm CST this evening
through late Saturday night…

The National Weather Service in norman has issued a winter storm
watch…which is in effect from 6 pm CST this evening through
late Saturday night.

* Timing: areas of freezing rain are expected to develop Friday
  evening through early Saturday morning. Although some warming
  is possible Saturday…briefly changing freezing rain back to
  rain…a transition to all snow is expected late Saturday
  afternoon through late Saturday night.

* Main impact: Ice accumulations on trees and powerlines Friday
  night and Saturday. Development of slick bridges…overpasses
  and walkways.

* Other impacts: Slick and dangerous road conditions possible
  Saturday evening into Sunday…mainly over far northern
  Oklahoma. Highest snow totals are expected over far northwest
  Oklahoma where up to 4 inches possible by daybreak Sunday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Keep up with the latest weather information…especially if you
plan to travel.

Precipitation chances will increase tonight as a low pressure system approaches the area.

Precipitation will continue on Saturday when it will be most widespread.

Northern Oklahoma will have the best chances for freezing rain, mainly during

the morning hours, before changing over to rain or perhaps snow in

far northwest Oklahoma. Mainly rain and thunderstorms can be expected

across much of Oklahoma and western north Texas along with heavy rainfall.

Precipitation will generally change to snow across much of the area Saturday night

before ending after midnight. Rain or perhaps a rain snow mix will be possible

over southern Oklahoma. Otherwise, precipitation will gradually wind down by

Sunday morning.

 

Accumulating snow will likely occur across northern Oklahoma late Saturday afternoon

through Sunday morning. The heaviest amounts up to 4 inches are forecast near the

Oklahoma and Kansas state line.

Light to moderate rain will move in from the southwest tonight into Saturday.

Rain will change over to freezing rain overnight, leading to light ice accumulations across

a good portion of western, northern, and central Oklahoma.

The best chance of greater ice accumulations will be north of I-40, where temperatures

will remain below freezing for a longer duration.


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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