Winter Storm Watch for OKC Thursday and Friday (12-3-2013)


Winter Storm Watch in effect from Thursday morning through Friday afternoon…

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Thursday morning through Friday afternoon. Significant amounts of snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected over parts of Oklahoma and North Texas.

In general, the main snow and sleet impacts are most likely to occur near and north of a line from Lawton to Norman to Shawnee. Farther south, ice accumulation will be the main concern.

* Timing: Light freezing rain may begin Thursday morning. Heavier freezing rain, sleet, and snow are expected from Thursday evening through Friday morning.

* Main impact: Dangerous driving conditions will likely result from accumulation of ice and snow.

* Other impacts: Ice accumulation may cause power outages in parts of southern Oklahoma and western North Texas.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions:Keep up with the latest weather information…especially if you plan to travel.

I will post my projected forecasts on this storm sometime this evening. Keep it here, my Twitter at @OKCStormWatcher, my intercept team Twitter at @XtremeStormOKC and our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/XtremeStormOKC for further updates.

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