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by Bryan Painter Published: March 2, 2014

From the  National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office

For:  Seminole-Hughes-Pontotoc counties:

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a winter storm warning for sleet and freezing drizzle…which is in effect until midnight CST tonight. A wind chill advisory has also been issued. This wind chill advisory is in effect from midnight tonight to 10 am CST Monday.

* Timing: Moderate to heavy sleet and light snow will continue   through the afternoon and evening hours. Occasional light   freezing rain or freezing drizzle will also be possible.

* Main impacts: Sleet accumulations of one half inch to one inch   are expected…with locally higher amounts around thunderstorms.

* Other impacts: Along with the wintry precipitation… gusty   north winds will create wind chills below zero during the day   today. As temperatures continue to fall tonight…wind chills   between 5 and 10 degrees below zero will be common. Wear extra   layers to protect from frostbite.

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.

If you have to be outside dress in layers and leave no skin exposed to the wind. Frostbite and hypothermia can happen quickly.

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For: Murray-Coal-Carter-Johnston-Atoka-Love-Marshall-Bryan counties.

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a winter storm warning for sleet and freezing drizzle…which is in effect until midnight CST tonight.

* Timing: Moderate to heavy sleet and light snow will continue   through the afternoon and evening hours. Occasional light   freezing rain or freezing drizzle will also be possible.

* Main impacts: Sleet accumulations of one half inch to one inch   are expected…with locally higher amounts around thunderstorms.

* Other impacts: Along with the wintry precipitation… gusty   north winds will create wind chills below zero during through   tonight.

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.

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For: Harper-Woods-Alfalfa-Grant-Kay-Ellis-Woodward-Major-Garfield- Dewey counties.

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a wind chill advisory…which is in effect from midnight tonight to 10 am CST Monday. A winter storm warning remains in effect until midnight CST tonight.

* Timing: Snow…heavy at times…will develop this afternoon and   continue through tonight. snow may occasionally mix with   sleet…but moderate to heavy snow will become increasingly   likely through this evening.

* Main impact: Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are   expected.

* Other impacts: Along with the wintry precipitation… gusty   north winds will create wind chills below zero during the day   today. As temperatures continue to fall tonight…wind chills   between 5 and 10 degrees below zero will be common. wear extra   layers to protect from frostbite.

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.

If you have to be outside dress in layers and leave no skin exposed to the wind. frostbite and hypothermia can happen quickly.

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For: Noble-Roger Mills-Custer-Blaine-Kingfisher-Logan-Payne-Beckham- Washita-Caddo-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln-Grady-McClain-Cleveland- Pottawatomie-Harmon-Greer-Kiowa-Jackson-Comanche-Garvin counties.

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a wind chill advisory…which is in effect from midnight tonight to 10 am CST Monday. A winter weather advisory remains in effect until midnight CST tonight.

* Main impact: Periods of freezing drizzle and light freezing   Rain…sleet and snow will continue to affect southern and   central Oklahoma…and western north texas. A light glaze of   ice and sleet with snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches will be   possible. this wintry precipitation will result in extremely   hazardous driving conditions across the area. Avoid travel if  possible.

* Other impacts: Along with the wintry precipitation… gusty   north winds will create wind chills below zero during the day   today. As temperatures continue to fall tonight…wind chills   between 5 and 10 degrees below zero will be common. Wear extra   layers to protect from frostbite.

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.

If you have to be outside dress in layers and leave no skin exposed to the wind. frostbite and hypothermia can happen quickly.

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For: Tillman-Stephens-Cotton-Jefferson

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until midnight CST tonight.

* Main impact: Periods of freezing drizzle and light freezing   rain…sleet and snow will continue to affect southern and   central Oklahoma…and western north Texas. A light glaze of ice   and sleet with snow accumulations of around one inch will be   possible. This wintry precipitation will result in extremely   hazardous driving conditions across the area. Avoid travel if   possible.

* Other impacts: Along with the wintry precipitation… gusty   north winds will create wind chills below zero during the day   today and into 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.

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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