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Wintry mix expected Thursday-Friday night, according to the National Weather Service, Amarillo, Texas (coverage includes Oklahoma Panhandle)

by Bryan Painter Published: November 18, 2013


From the National Weather Service, Amarillo, Texas (coverage area includes

the Oklahoma Panhandle):

…Early taste of winter to invade the Panhandles late this week…

“A strong cold front will push through the Panhandles on
Thursday ushering a modified arctic airmass into the region. After
seeing high temperatures in the mid 60s to mid 70s on
Wednesday, highs by Friday and Saturday will likely only reach the

“In addition to the cold conditions, some wintry precipitation is
expected. The Oklahoma Panhandle and northern Texas Panhandle could
start to see some rain late Wednesday night, with this precipitation
then expected to spread southward and transition to a wintry mix from
north to south Thursday and Thursday night. This wintry mix of
precipitation will linger through Friday night, before drier air
works in by Saturday.

“Details regarding precipitation type remain uncertain at this
time, however periods of freezing drizzle, snow, freezing
rain and sleet currently appear possible which could lead to some
slick conditions. Early indications suggest snow and ice
accumulations will be light, but be sure to monitor the forecast
over the coming days as details become more clear.

“You can stay up to date with the latest forecast by visiting our website
at…listening to noaa weather radio, or by
following National Weather Service, Amarillo, Texas on Facebook and Twitter.”


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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