Update: Winter Weather Slated for Oklahoma Sunday & Monday (2/11/2012)


…WIDESPREAD WINTRY MIX EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY…

AS A STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES THE REGION, PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS FAR WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND ADJACENT PARTS OF NORTH TEXAS, THEN SPREAD NORTH AND EAST SUNDAY NIGHT.

IT APPEARS THAT PRECIPITATION WILL START AS SNOW AT MOST LOCATIONS, THEN TRANSITION TO A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN LATE SUNDAY NIGHT, BEFORE SWITCHING TO RAIN OR DRIZZLE ON MONDAY. THE GREATEST CHANCE FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW IS FORECAST TO OCCUR ACROSS WESTERN OKLAHOMA SUNDAY EVENING, THEN ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL OKLAHOMA OVERNIGHT SUNDAY INTO MONDAY MORNING. THE GREATEST CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLEET WILL OCCUR FROM AROUND WICHITA FALLS UP THROUGH OKLAHOMA CITY. THE GREATEST CHANCE FOR A GLAZING OF ICE FROM FREEZING RAIN WILL BE OVER SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.

CURRENT FORECASTS SUGGEST THAT ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE RELATIVELY LIGHT AND SHOULD NOT CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS TO TRAVEL OR POWER SUPPLIES. THE MAXIMUM SNOW TOTAL EXPECTED IS AROUND THREE INCHES. THE MAXIMUM ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LESS THAN ONE-QUARTER INCH. HOWEVER, WITH IT BEING QUITE COLD THROUGH SUNDAY, SLICK AND HAZARDOUS BRIDGES, OVERPASSES AND SIDEWALKS MAY FORM QUICKLY ONCE PRECIPITATION BEGINS. YOU SHOULD CHECK NOAA WEATHER RADIO, OR YOUR FAVORITE INTERNET AND TV SOURCES FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE UPCOMING WINTER WEATHER.

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