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When to expect the heaviest precipitation in the Oklahoma City area...

by Bryan Painter Published: December 5, 2013

8:45 a.m.: Michael Scotten, senior forecaster with the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office said, “It still looks like the main event is going to be late tonight and it looks like probably the heaviest precipitation will be probably between midnight tonight and noon tomorrow. Today, there may be a little bit of very, very light sleet, but for the most part it’s just going to be dry, windy and cold today.”

Q: If there is light sleet what would be the general timeline?

A: Afternoon would have a little better chance than the morning. Right now, this morning we have a lot of dry air. There’s enough dry air in the low-levels of the atmosphere that would probably prevent most precipitation from hitting the ground. Later this afternoon, maybe a little bit would hit the ground. But anything during the day today appears to be very, very light and really no significant travel problems are expected today, at least in the Oklahoma City area.

Q: What are you looking at in terms of snow accumulations in the Oklahoma City metro area?

A: In the metro, we are generally expecting 2 to 6 inches.

 


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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