Winter Storm Watch Saturday-Monday

Ponca City Now - December 25, 2015 11:18 am

      … WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

      * TIMING… LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

      * MAIN IMPACT… COMBINED SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE AS WELL AS NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS… ESPECIALLY BY LATE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS DUE TO FREEZING RAIN NEAR ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF OF AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE… ESPECIALLY ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN INTO NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

      * OTHER IMPACTS… STRONG NORTH WINDS COULD RESULT IN WHITE OUT CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS. THESE WINDS MAY ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO AN INCREASED NUMBER OF POWER OUTAGES THROUGHOUT THE REGION… EVEN IF ONLY LIGHT ICING AMOUNTS OCCUR.

      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

      KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION… ESPECIALLY IF YOU PLAN TO TRAVEL SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY. PREPARE FOR POWER OUTAGES NOW.

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      .FREEZING RAIN… SLEET… AND SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY…

      .A STRONG WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO IMPACT THE REGION TONIGHT. SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TONIGHT ACROSS ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS… WITH PRECIPITATION TRANSITIONING TO SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. WINTER PRECIPITATION WILL EXPAND EAST SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT AS COLD AIR MOVES IN. SOME SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND OR ICE ACCUMULATION IS LIKELY ACROSS THE WATCH AND WARNING AREAS. MOST OF THE WINTER PRECIPITATION SHOULD END MONDAY AFTERNOON.

 

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