330 PM CT Oklahoma Weather Update: Strong Winds Continue in Oklahoma (1/22/2012)


Strong  gusty winds will continue across much of Oklahoma and western North Texas today. This will occur as an area of surface low pressure moves east across Kansas today. Southwest to west winds gusting over 50 mph will be common across much of north central into central and southern Oklahoma this afternoon with blowing dust reducing visibilities in some locations to less than 3 miles. These winds will also make for difficult driving conditions,  especially along north south roadways. Farther west a cold front has moved through, shifting the winds to the northwest. At 330 PM, the front was located from near Cherokee South to Clinton and Altus. Winds behind the front were from the northwest at 25 to 40 mph with some gusts over 60 mph. There was also some light shower activity from near Cheyenne north to Woodward and Alva. These showers will produce only very light rain amounts, but may aid in mixing stronger winds above the surface to the ground. The winds are expected to diminish during the early evening hours.

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