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What to expect today and tonight...winter weather advisory issued

by Bryan Painter Published: January 4, 2014
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From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office:

“A cold front will move through Oklahoma and north Texas today, bringing another

round of colder weather. Snow will be possible this evening and overnight,

mainly across northern and northeastern Oklahoma.

“Accumulations around 1″ are expected.”

And, the National Weather Service in Norman has issued a winter
weather advisory for snow which is in effect from 6 p.m. this
evening to 6 a.m. CST Sunday for Harper, Woods, Alfalfa, Grant, Kay, Ellis, Woodward, Major, Garfield, Noble counties.

* Timing: Snow is expected to begin this evening and last through
  the overnight hours.

* Main impact: Accumulations around an inch are possible
  especially close to the Kansas border. This may cause some
  slick and hazardous driving conditions late tonight and Sunday
  morning.

* Other impacts: Gusty north winds will create areas of reduced
  visibilities in blowing snow. the winds and colder air will also
  create wind chill values close to zero late tonight.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…Be careful if you have to travel.

Even small amounts of ice and
snow can make roads and sidewalks slick and dangerous. With cold
wind chill values expected, dress in layers and cover exposed
skin if you have to be out tonight.

 


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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