Potential for winter weather this week

Ponca City Now - December 29, 2014 6:10 pm

  • … WINTER STORM OUTLOOK…
  • SEVERAL WINTER WEATHER IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEK. FIRST OF ALL… ARCTIC AIR WILL MOVE INTO OKLAHOMA TONIGHT. GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL ALLOW WIND CHILL VALUES TO FALL NEAR AND BELOW ZERO OVER NORTHERN OKLAHOMA TONIGHT AND ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION… SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER FAR NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA TONIGHT… WHICH COULD RESULT IN LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW. PORTIONS OF WESTERN OKLAHOMA COULD SEE ADDITIONAL LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS LATE TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT… WHILE FURTHER SOUTH ACROSS SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS COULD SEE LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE.
  • ATTENTION THEN TURNS TOWARD THURSDAY THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY… WHEN WIDESPREAD SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN APPEAR POSSIBLE. WITH ARCTIC AIR IN PLACE FOR A FEW DAYS PRIOR TO THE ONSET OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN… TRAVEL IMPACTS WILL BE POSSIBLE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. DURING THIS WINTRY PRECIPITATION EVENT… THE FORECAST CALLS FOR RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS WHICH WILL HELP TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACTS ON POWER LINES AND VEGETATION.
  • LASTLY… AS THE STORM SYSTEM LEAVES THE SOUTHERN PLAINS… A CHANGE OVER TO SNOW IS POSSIBLE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THE HIGHEST LIKELIHOOD FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS CURRENTLY APPEAR TO BE OVER FAR NORTHERN OKLAHOMA.
  • SINCE THIS IS A COMPLEX STORM SYSTEM AND FORECAST DATA WILL LIKELY CHANGE AS THE SYSTEM EVOLVES… WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO STAY WEATHER AWARE BY MONITORING LATER FORECASTS.
 

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