Dangerous cold, snow: Oklahoma Winter Weather Timeline
Mike Seals - February 12, 2021 8:53 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) — With the pending Winter Storm moving in this weekend, everyone wants to know:
“When is it going to snow?” “How much will it snow?” and “How cold will it get?”
“When will it Snow?” We will see snow flurries and light snow across Central Oklahoma most of the day on Saturday, and some heavier snow will develop across Western Oklahoma with a quick 1″-2″ of snow possible.
On Sunday the forecast is for near-blizzard conditions with record-breaking snowfall. In some parts of the state the total snowfall will be HIGHER than the high temperatures. The snow will start in Western Oklahoma around midnight Saturday night/Sunday morning and move into Central Oklahoma by sunrise Sunday morning.
The heaviest snow will move into Central Oklahoma during the afternoon hours with a foot of snow possible across Central and Western Oklahoma. Temperatures will be in the single-digits with wind chills well below zero. It will be dangerously cold on Sunday. But, Monday is when the really serious cold moves into the state.
Most of the heavy snow will move into Eastern Oklahoma. We could see Wind Chills As cold as -20° across parts of the state. The Wind Chills Tuesday morning could be some of the coldest we have ever seen across Oklahoma.
All-time record low temperatures will be threatened as well.
Another round of snow is forecast to move in Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday with an additional 1″-3″ possible.
“How much will it Snow?”
There will likely be widespread areas with more than a foot of total snowfall. Normally when it snows over a few days in Oklahoma some of the snow ends up melting, but, that won’t happen this time.
“How Cold will it Get?”
We will see overnight lows challenging all-time record lows early next week and Wind Chills as cold as -30° to -40°.
All the forecasts are calling for this to be a high-impact, record-breaking, dangerous storm.