3 PM CT Oklahoma Weather Update (12/22/2011)


Areas of precipitation will continue to affect portions of northern and central Oklahoma this afternoon. The precipitation will affect areas mainly along and north of Interstate 40. Snow, freezing drizzle, drizzle, and rain will be possible. The snow and freezing drizzle will be most likely in parts of northern Oklahoma. The freezing drizzle may produce a light coating of ice on elevated and metal surfaces such as cars, signs, and maybe even a few bridges and overpasses. Drivers need to be aware of the possibility of a few slick spots forming.

Elsewhere, a cold front that was located from near Seminole and Sulphur, to near Ardmore Oklahoma will continue to move southeast. Breezy north winds will continue behind the front with speeds mainly ranging from 15 to 25 mph with gusts over 30 mph in some locations. These winds are causing travel problems in parts of Harper County into the Panhandle by blowing the snow that fell earlier this week. Some roadways in western parts of Harper County into the Oklahoma Panhandle have become slick and hazardous with a few roads being closed due to the blowing snow. The precipitation will remain possible into this evening.

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