Oklahoma Weather Blog


Winter Weather Advisory issued ... hazardous travel possible

by Bryan Painter Published: January 8, 2014

The National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office has issued a Winter
Weather Advisory for freezing drizzle which is in effect from 10
p.m. this evening to 9 a.m. CST Thursday for Kay, Noble, Logan, Payne, Canadian, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Grady, McClain, Cleveland, Pottawatomie, Seminole, Hughes, Stephens, Garvin, Murray, Pontotoc, Coal, Carter, Johnston and Atoka counties.

* Timing: Freezing drizzle will most likely occur between midnight
  and 9 a.m. Thursday morning when surface temperatures are
  expected to be near or below freezing. Areas of freezing fog
  will also be likely after midnight.

* Main impact: The freezing drizzle will create hazardous travel
  conditions overnight through Thursday morning,  especially on
  elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. However black
  ice may develop on other portions of area roadways, making for
  dangerous driving conditions through Thursday morning commute.

* Other impacts: Only very light accuumulations of ice are
  expected, but this will likely cause a glaze of ice on exposed
  surfaces making roadways and walkways slick and hazardous.
Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A winter weather advisory means that periods of winter weather
will cause travel difficulties. be prepared for slippery roads
and limited visibilities. Use caution while driving.

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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