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Winter weather information .... earlier report of 3 inches of snow at Elgin

by Bryan Painter Published: February 2, 2014

By 6:09 a.m., the National Weather Service has received a report from near Elgin in

southern Oklahoma of 3 inches of snowfall. By 5:16 a.m., 1.5 inches was reported at Frederick.

To continue to monitor weather information go to the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office’s website at:

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/

Following is forecast information from the National Service, Norman Forecast Office:

The potential for snow, sleet, and freezing rain accumulations will mainly exist along and south of Interstate 40.

Heavier amounts will likely fall from western north Texas and southwestern Oklahoma to as far east as I-35 across southern Oklahoma. The potential will also exist for significant icing over parts of far south central and southeastern Oklahoma.

Snow, sleet, and freezing rain will affect parts of Oklahoma and western north Texas this morning. The heaviest snowfall for most of the area will likely occur during the morning hours.

The winter precipitation will continue this afternoon across parts of the area. However, the heaviest snow and sleet will gradually shift east with precipitation beginning to end from northwest to southeast.

Some light snow could linger into this evening across parts of southeast and south central Oklahoma, with the heaviest precipitation moved out of the area by 6 PM.

Another round of winter precipitation and rain will be possible late Monday into Tuesday. The current forecast has the most likely area for heaviest amounts of snow to occur across parts of northern OK. However, the specific location of the heaviest amounts could change so continue to check back for the latest updates.

Following is the forecast for Oklahoma City from the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office (at 6:41 a.m. Sunday):

Today Snow, mainly before noon. High near 31. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. East northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming south southeast in the afternoon.

Monday Night A chance of rain and snow, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 31. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36. East wind 6 to 9 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.

Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 23.

Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.

Thursday A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 23.

Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 16.

Friday A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31.

Friday Night A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 25.

Saturday A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 31


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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