Bracing for impact in Tulsa.
Ugh! We had an ice storm a few weeks ago...what a mess!
Everyone: be safe!
OOOOOOOOOklahoma where the wind comes ridin’ down the plains!........................
Good luck everyone, I remember being on a trip from Denver back home to Florida in late ‘97 and a sudden snowstorm blew up out of nowhere and the forecasts were for icy and impassable conditions and I had to get home, I zig-zagged down little state roads out of Kansas leading into Oklahoma in hopes of staying ahead of the storm and at one point stopping to throw a quick $20 in the tank and literally being chased out of that gas station by the oncoming snow squalls, I got to warmer weather but that was quite the experience.
Again, good luck folks.
Note to self:
Time to join every resident in town at Wally World for a milk/bread run
I need to get some Ice Melt this morning, Hope there are still some bags in stock. Might pick up a new snow shovel while I’m out. And some beer. And some pretzels.
Wait, I should get some eggs while I’m at it. And stop off at the Tag Office for the little 2010-2011 tag sticker for one of our vehicles.
Wow, I’d better hurry up and get a shower, cause I’ve got a lot to do today, suddenly.
Just called my Mom to make sure she was prepared and she is.
This would of been the winter for all of you East of the Great Deviders to vacation in the Pacific Northwest. Its been the warmest and mildest January on record. Feels like March.
And I predicted this would happen long ago when Vancouver was selected for the Winter Olympics. We would have year after year of record snow-pack until the winter of 2009/10 when it would be “what snow-pack?”.
Have you gotten the hatches battened down?
Interesting audio/slide show from the Tulsa forecast office from 6am this morning:
Pay special attention to the icing forecast to predict power outages.
This is for Washington county, the latest update from Bartlesville/Washington County emergency management:
“The current track could keep Washington County out of the heaviest ice accumulations, however it appears the trade off would be heavier snow fall amounts. Will continue to monitor and advise.
Bartlesville/Washington County Emergency Management The impact of a significant winter storm is almost certiain at this point. Forecast models are still changing but a Winter Storm Warning has already been issued for Washington County. Ice accumulations to 1/2” expected followed by as much as 12” of snow with winds in excess of 20mph and dangerous wind chills on Fri & Sat..
A tree shattered by an ice storm lies in a heap in a residential area
in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. A winter storm has coated much
of Oklahoma in ice, knocking out power to more than 400,000 homes
This same garbage is slated to hit us tomorrow night in west central Arkansas, on the AR/OK border. I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that my kids are going to be home on Friday and they won’t be the least bit upset by it :)
I’ll pass on the ice storm, but wouldn’t mind getting some snow. We haven’t had much at all this winter here in Indy.