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Ice Storm Likely Across Oklahoma
KOCO Oklahoma City Channel 5 ^ | Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | KOCO Channel 5 Staff

Posted on 01/26/2010 2:09:01 PM PST by Star Traveler

Ice Storm Likely Across Oklahoma

Travel Problems, Power Outages Likely

POSTED: 11:17 am CST January 26, 2010
UPDATED: 3:48 pm CST January 26, 2010

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A winter storm watch is in effect from late Wednesday night through Friday morning across most of Oklahoma.

Freezing rain, sleet and snow are all possible with significant accumulation. Travel problems and power outages are likely.

Tuesday night is expected to become partly cloudy and cold with lows falling into the upper 20s and the 30s.

Skies will become cloudy Wednesday with scattered showers developing during the evening following afternoon highs reaching the 50s statewide.

Freezing rain is to develop first in the northwest on Thursday, turning to sleet and later snow during the day. Afternoon highs will range from the mid-20s in the northwest to the lower 50s in the southeastern corner of the state, followed by overnight lows from the lower 20s in the northwest to the lower 40s in the southeast.

Between now and Thursday, Eyewitness News 5 will work to gather information to help keep you safe and to help you prepare for the impending storm. At 5 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, here are some winter-storm topics we will cover:



TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: 2010icestorm; globalcooling; ok2010icestorm; oklahoma
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I heard from some other people (who have been listening to the weather news) that this is supposed to be a worse ice storm than the one that Oklahoma had two years ago (which was billed as the worst in Oklahoma history, at that time)... I guess we'll see...
1 posted on 01/26/2010 2:09:04 PM PST by Star Traveler
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They are talking about ice accumulations of anywhere from 1/4 of an inch to one inch at the maximum. And then, the last I saw, it was anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow.

That’s what is supposed to be coming “down the pike” about two days or so from now.

And the “word is out on the street” — that’s it’s supposed to be worse than the worse ice storm in Oklahoma history, from two years ago... (but that is ‘on the street” type of talk, so I don’t know...).

We’ll see how the weathermen shape this one up in the coming two days...


2 posted on 01/26/2010 2:15:16 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Just saw the special on TV about the Montreal, Canada ice storm. Take preparations. Good luck all.


3 posted on 01/26/2010 2:16:03 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: Star Traveler
I was listening to KOTV (Tulsa) weather report last night. One comment made was that one of the models called for accumulations (of snow) up to three feet! Of course, the meteorologist said he didn't put a lot of stock in that prediction...

I can do without the ice though. The storm we had two years ago took out a huge, old oak tree in the back yard. It just missed the house and the power lines when it fell, and how it did so I'll never know.

4 posted on 01/26/2010 2:16:16 PM PST by aragorn (We do indeed live in interesting times. NRA, GOA, SAF, CCRKBA. FUBO.)
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To: Star Traveler

David Paine of KFOR 4 (Okc) said some models predict one inch of ice with 18-20 inches of snow. Looks like I’ll be freeping alot at home.


5 posted on 01/26/2010 2:22:45 PM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: aragorn

I read a report this morning that the City of Tulsa, stuggling with budget issues is unlikely in being able to address the road hazards with depleted crews and sand/salt material.

Better plan to pack it in with fire wood and/or a generator.


6 posted on 01/26/2010 2:24:05 PM PST by mentor2k
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To: Star Traveler

Not good news, ouch.

radar looks tame now but folks best get ready for a chilly one.

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=TLX

Winter Storm Watch

Oklahoma

http://www.wunderground.com/US/OK/025.html

Statement as of 1:32 PM CST on January 26, 2010

... Winter Storm Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning
through late Thursday night...

* a strong winter storm will take aim on the Southern Plains
Thursday into Friday. Cold air currently in place over western
Canada will move over the region late Wednesday behind a strong
cold front. A strong storm system will then approach from the
west early Thursday causing a variety of winter weather.

* Timing: the most likely time for hazardous winter weather will
be from early Thursday morning through early Friday morning.

* Main impacts: freezing rain will begin to accumulate on power
lines and elevated surfaces during the day Thursday. The most
likely area for significant ice accumulation is south or
Stillwater... El Reno... Hobart... Altus... and Quanah. In
particular... areas south of Seminole... Pauls
Valley... Walters... and Seymour may see 1/4 to 3/4 inch of ice
accumulation. Sleet and snow will also occur. Farther north... greater
sleet and snow accumulation will occur from west central to
north central Oklahoma where 6 to 12 inches of snow is expected.

* Other impacts: gusty north and northeast winds of 25 to 30 mph
will add additional stress to power lines that may have ice
accumulations. Blowing and drifting of snow will also be
possible.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow... sleet... or ice accumulations that may impact travel and
Commerce. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.


7 posted on 01/26/2010 2:30:42 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: optiguy

An inch of ice and 18 inches of snow. That sucks. I hope you all weather this crapstorm ok.
How does one keep their sanity being cooped up in the house?


8 posted on 01/26/2010 2:30:54 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Star Traveler

Damn Global Warming


9 posted on 01/26/2010 2:40:08 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: aragorn
You were saying ...

I was listening to KOTV (Tulsa) weather report last night. One comment made was that one of the models called for accumulations (of snow) up to three feet! Of course, the meteorologist said he didn't put a lot of stock in that prediction...

Hoo-boy! Three feet, huh? :-) I don't know about that either...

10 posted on 01/26/2010 2:48:53 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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The latest I’m hearing makes me think it could be. Of course, it could all change and it could bypass us altogether. Oklahoma weather is quirky that way.

Meanwhile, we’re getting the generator ready, and laying in extra supplies. We’re out in the boonies, and usually the last ones to get the roads and power fixed. (They rightly concentrate on more populated areas.)


11 posted on 01/26/2010 3:12:39 PM PST by MizSterious (Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm? John Page, 1744-1808)
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You were saying ...

I read a report this morning that the City of Tulsa, stuggling with budget issues is unlikely in being able to address the road hazards with depleted crews and sand/salt material.

Dang it! I wish I had brought my cross-country skis from Oregon... :-)

12 posted on 01/26/2010 4:16:18 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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*** this is supposed to be a worse ice storm than the one that Oklahoma had two years ago (which was billed as the worst in Oklahoma history, at that time)... I guess we’ll see..***.

I remember that storm! It was brutal for Oklahoma. It petered out just barely into Arkansas. Last January’s ice storm which hit both Oklahoma and Arkansas was worse!

Gearing up for another one now!


13 posted on 01/26/2010 4:23:16 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Compasion overload can wait! People need help NOW!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

You just can’t tell about these things ahead of time, but it is a very good idea to be ready... :-)


14 posted on 01/26/2010 4:28:30 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Joe Lundberg's Weather Blog

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:40 AM

The Wayward Track of the Next Storm

The next storm... that's all anyone wants to talk about today! I'll bet if I were to get together with my cycling group today, or with the church choir, I would be bombarded with questions on it! And why? For several reasons, actually! One, there will be a storm! Two, it will dump snow on its north side! 3) Most people are interested in snow, whether they love it or hate it! 4) Many public forecasts are now talking about it, and some are even hyping it!

The Factors

There are several of them, actually. One is clearly the storm that will bring some rain into central and Southern California this afternoon and tonight. Another is the disturbance ahead of it that is bringing some rain and mountain snows through Oregon and southern Washington into Idaho now. A third will be the upper-level ridge migrating to the northwest Caribbean over the next 48 hours. A fourth is the strong upper-level low over northern Hudson Bay that will be rolling southward in the next 48 hours, then rolling east or east-southeastward thereafter.

You could throw in a couple of other things, such as the arctic air that will come in behind the disturbance now coming through the Northwest, and perhaps the large high that will build into the northern Plains and Midwest by Friday will play some minor role in what happens late in the week and the start of the weekend as well.

In watching the models twist and turn in the wind over the past couple of days, I still think there's plenty of wiggle room for how this will play out. I stated in yesterday's post that my concern would be for the model 'correction', if you will, would be more to the left. One of the reasons for that statement was the presence of that upper-level ridge in the northwest Caribbean, more or less forcing the storm forming in Texas Thursday to go around it to some degree.

I still believe that is a very viable option, but I also think another trend may be developing that may put the brakes on that idea. This trend is for a slower storm coming out of the Southwest and through the southern Plains. In short, a slower storm, in my opinion, would be more likely to take a southern track.

Why? The massive upper-level vortex rolling into Ontario Thursday then across Quebec into northern New England Friday. That pushes the confluence zone between the two branches of the stream down into Virginia. The air mass north of the confluence zone will be very cold and extremely dry on Friday. Most storms will tend to develop and track in such a way that they maintain a connection to their life blood, which is often the warm, moist air over the Gulf of Mexico.

On the other hand, the storms will also move along boundaries, and where will the true front be that separates the arctic air and the much milder air to the south of it? My hunch is that by Friday, that boundary will stretch from central Texas to southern Virginia or even into northern North Carolina. The farther north that boundary ends up, the farther north the storm almost has to go. The farther south, then vice versa.

At this stage, with still a fair degree of uncertainty, I am confident of a few things:

1) There WILL be a storm!

2) California won't be affected nearly as adversely with rain, flooding and mountain snow as with the storm the second half of last week.

3) The snow in the central and southern Rockies, will, on average, not be as prolific as last week.

4) Heavy snow is a lock north of the track of the storm. We're talking 1-2 feet in a fairly narrow band, but crippling nonetheless.

5) Severe thunderstorms are almost as certain. Just a classic winter storm with warm, moist air lying in wait to its south. The early season severe weather events are almost always from the western Gulf Coast eastward across the Deep South, and this should mirror those kinds of events.

6) Heavy rain and flooding are pretty likely, too. Much of the area from central Texas to the lower Mississippi Valley is at the greatest risk of flooding, with a lower concern farther east into the Southeast.

7) North side of the storm will not just be snowy, but a very cold snow at that. The arctic air will drill right to the storm center as it approaches, so I would think that in the heart and especially just north of the heavy snow band, it is going to be a good 20 degrees below normal.

Given what I'm seeing with the new 12z runs, the trend of the European and other models, and ensemble temperature forecasts, I'd have to lean now toward this being a big snowstorm for more southern locations than north. That would include places like Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Nashville, Asheville and Roanoke.

All that being said, I would not at all dismiss this option of the storm coming farther north at the last minute, and none of the models seeing it until it was too late. I'd lean more in that direction if I saw that surface high over New England Friday night, rather than over Minnesota. There's a fairly small window that will be open for this thing to be moving along at just the right speed to try and phase with any northern branch feature rolling along the backside of the upper-level vortex. And as they say, timing is everything.

15 posted on 01/26/2010 4:43:58 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s the weather report I have as well. I have almost quit listening to the local weather reporters and their ‘sky is falling’ except when the sky really did fall before Christmas with the blizzard.

Don’t know what models they use, but it doesn’t look to be the ones from the National Storms Prediction Center here in Norman.


16 posted on 01/26/2010 5:01:38 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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New California Storm Likely to Make East Icy by Week’s End

January 26, 2010, 09:53 AM EST
By Charlotte Porter

Jan. 26 (Bloomberg) -- A double-barreled storm heading to California today will spread snow and ice across the southern Plains, dumping as much as a foot of snow on parts of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, before blasting the mid-Atlantic region by week’s end.

[ ... ]

By the time it reaches the Plains, as soon as tomorrow night, the storm will be “a significant snow and ice event,” and “substantial snow” Jan. 29 and 30 may snarl travel from Washington to Atlantic City, New Jersey, meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said on the forecaster’s Web site.

[ ... ]

The storm will push into Arizona with rain, which will change to ice and then snow over eastern New Mexico and the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles on Jan. 28 and 29, Pydynowski said. Arctic air dropping down from Canada is forecast to spread snow from the Ohio and Tennessee valleys to Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, she said.

[ ... ]

17 posted on 01/26/2010 5:31:17 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Yorlik803

I’m not sure.


18 posted on 01/26/2010 5:36:36 PM PST by optiguy (Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.----- Ronald Reagan)
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To: PhiKapMom; NormsRevenge
Here's some information from the Norman, Oklahoma center...



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
132 PM CST TUE JAN 26 2010

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-271930-
/O.CON.KOUN.WS.A.0001.100128T1200Z-100129T1200Z/
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-GARFIELD-
NOBLE-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-
BECKHAM-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-
TILLMAN-COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COTTON-
JEFFERSON-CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMAN-
FOARD-WILBARGER-WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...ALVA...CHEROKEE...MEDFORD...
PONCA CITY...ARNETT...WOODWARD...FAIRVIEW...ENID...PERRY...
CHEYENNE...TALOGA...WEATHERFORD...CLINTON...WATONGA...
KINGFISHER...GUTHRIE...STILLWATER...ELK CITY...SAYRE...CORDELL...
ANADARKO...YUKON...EL RENO...MUSTANG...OKLAHOMA CITY...CHANDLER...
CHICKASHA...PURCELL...NORMAN...MOORE...SHAWNEE...SEMINOLE...
HOLDENVILLE...HOLLIS...MANGUM...HOBART...ALTUS...FREDERICK...
LAWTON...DUNCAN...PAULS VALLEY...SULPHUR...ADA...COALGATE...
WALTERS...WAURIKA...ARDMORE...TISHOMINGO...ATOKA...MARIETTA...
MADILL...DURANT...QUANAH...CHILLICOTHE...CROWELL...VERNON...
WICHITA FALLS...MUNDAY...KNOX CITY...SEYMOUR...ARCHER CITY...
HOLLIDAY...LAKESIDE CITY...HENRIETTA
132 PM CST TUE JAN 26 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

* A STRONG WINTER STORM WILL TAKE AIM ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
  THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. COLD AIR CURRENTLY IN PLACE OVER WESTERN
  CANADA WILL MOVE OVER THE REGION LATE WEDNESDAY BEHIND A STRONG
  COLD FRONT. A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL THEN APPROACH FROM THE
  WEST EARLY THURSDAY CAUSING A VARIETY OF WINTER WEATHER.

* TIMING: THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER WILL
  BE FROM EARLY THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACTS: FREEZING RAIN WILL BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE ON POWER
  LINES AND ELEVATED SURFACES DURING THE DAY THURSDAY. THE MOST
  LIKELY AREA FOR SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION IS SOUTH OR
  STILLWATER...EL RENO...HOBART...ALTUS...AND QUANAH. IN
  PARTICULAR...AREAS SOUTH OF SEMINOLE...PAULS
  VALLEY...WALTERS...AND SEYMOUR MAY SEE 1/4 TO 3/4 INCH OF ICE
  ACCUMULATION. SLEET AND SNOW WILL ALSO OCCUR. FARTHER NORTH...GREATER
  SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL OCCUR FROM WEST CENTRAL TO
  NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA WHERE 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED.


* OTHER IMPACTS: GUSTY NORTH AND NORTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH
  WILL ADD ADDITIONAL STRESS TO POWER LINES THAT MAY HAVE ICE
  ACCUMULATIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WILL ALSO BE
  POSSIBLE.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL AND
COMMERCE. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
419 PM CST TUE JAN 26 2010

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-271000-
/O.CON.KTSA.WS.A.0001.100128T1200Z-100129T1800Z/
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
PUSHMATAHA-CHOCTAW-OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-
TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-DELAWARE-CREEK-OKFUSKEE-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-CHEROKEE-
ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-MCINTOSH-SEQUOYAH-PITTSBURG-HASKELL-LATIMER-LE FLORE-
419 PM CST TUE JAN 26 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
 * IN OKLAHOMA...CHEROKEE...ADAIR...CREEK...OKFUSKEE...OKMULGEE...
   WAGONER...TULSA...ROGERS...MAYES...DELAWARE...PAWNEE...OTTAWA...
   PUSHMATAHA...CHOCTAW...WASHINGTON...OSAGE...CRAIG...NOWATA...
   PITTSBURG...SEQUOYAH...MCINTOSH...MUSKOGEE...LE FLORE...LATIMER
   AND HASKELL. IN ARKANSAS...WASHINGTON...MADISON...CRAWFORD...
   BENTON... SEBASTIAN...CARROLL AND FRANKLIN.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
 * RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND EVENTUALLY
   SNOW BEGINNING THURSDAY MORNING AND CONTINUING THROUGH FRIDAY
   MORNING. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED LATE THURSDAY
   THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY.

 * 6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION ARE EXPECTED TO
   THE NORTHWEST OF INTERSTATE 44 WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS NEAR 12
   INCHES POSSIBLE IN NORTHERN OSAGE COUNTY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF
   ONE QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE SOUTH OF
   THE HEAVY SLEET AND SNOW AREA...WITH THE HEAVIEST ICE
   ACCUMULATIONS NEAR A LINE FROM OKEMAH TO FAYETTEVILLE.

 IMPACTS...
 * SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION ON TREES AND POWER LINES IS
   LIKELY...WHICH WOULD CAUSE POWER OUTAGES THAT MAY LAST FOR
   SEVERAL DAYS.

 * ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES WILL BECOME SLICK AND
   HAZARDOUS IN THE WATCH AREA...MAKING TRAVEL TREACHEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 * CONSIDER CHANGING TRAVEL PLANS. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN ADEQUATE
   SUPPLY OF FOOD...WATER AND THE NECESSARY MEDICATION TO LAST
   THROUGH THE DURATION OF THE WINTER STORM.

 * STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR
   TELEVISION FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS WEATHER
   EVENT. ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT:
   WEATHER.GOV/TULSA.

&&

$$

19 posted on 01/26/2010 5:39:29 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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North Texas in for full gamut of weather

Times Record News
Posted January 26, 2010 at 4:39 p.m.

A graphical forecast released by the National Weather Service late Tuesday shows the northwestern portion of Wichita County could get 1/4 - inch coating of ice followed by 2 to 6 inches of snow.

The southwestern portion of the county was forecast to receive 1/4 to 3/4 - inch of ice followed by an inch of sleet and snow.

Portions of Jackson County, Okla., home of Altus, could get 12 inches of snow. The weather service will continue revising the forecast.

The Christmas Eve 2009 forecast was revised to include a blizzard warning just hours before the historic storm struck.

The coming weather event is forecast to begin with rain Wednesday night with possible thunderstorms after midnight.

The precipitation is expected to change to freezing, rain, sleet and snow through the day on Thursday. Winds could gust to 32 mph as the temperature Thursday night drops to 23 degrees.

20 posted on 01/26/2010 5:47:19 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Crews Prepare For Major Winter Storm

KTUL - Tulsa Channel 8
Posted 01/26/10 3:42 pm
Producer: Kevin King

Department of Transportation crews are gearing up for the second major winter storm of the year.

Storage sheds that were plucked of thousands of tons of salt and sand during the Christmas blizzard have been re-stocked to capacity -- 130-thousand tons of sand and salt and 121 tons of magnesium chloride, an additional ice fighter.

There are five hundred trucks statewide that will be made available during the upcoming storm, which is expected to dump as much as eight to ten inches of snow in eastern Oklahoma.

The storm is expected to begin with cold rain late Wednesday and gradually transition to freezing rain, sleet and snow during the day Thursday.

The heaviest of the rain and freezing rain -- as much as a half an inch of ice accumulation -- could occur, especially along a path from Shawnee to Tahlequah to Fayetteville, Arkansas.

South of a Eufaula to Fort Smith line, mainly rain and isolated thunderstorms will be expected while north of a Chandler to Bixby to Jay line will see more in the way of rain, freezing rain and snow.

Temperatures behind the cold front will dip into the single digits early Saturday morning. Another chance of rain and snow will enter the picture early next week.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 8 for the latest weather information.

21 posted on 01/26/2010 5:53:31 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler; TornadoAlley3

YIKES!!!!

Well you all take care down there and be safe!!

I can remember being in Texas in early March 1995. On Monday of that week it’s 80 degrees in Houston and everyone is out in shorts. 2 days later leaving San Antonio for Dallas, it was raining and in the 30’s. When we landed at DFW, an ice storm was well under way.

I’ m sure I had both hands on the armrests praying for that darn plane to stop.


22 posted on 01/26/2010 5:54:03 PM PST by cleveland gop (OBAMA PICKED THE SAINTS TO WIN SB44?? INDY, GET READY TO CELEBRATE!!!!)
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To: cleveland gop

Yep, it can get that way in DFW... I’ve seen it... :-)


23 posted on 01/26/2010 5:57:12 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: MizSterious

Good luck out there... hunker down and stay warm... :-)


24 posted on 01/26/2010 5:59:42 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

And I can vouch for how cold it is here. No more than low 20’s and snowing off and on all day.


25 posted on 01/26/2010 6:03:54 PM PST by cleveland gop (OBAMA PICKED THE SAINTS TO WIN SB44?? INDY, GET READY TO CELEBRATE!!!!)
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To: cleveland gop
Thanks, already hunkered down.
26 posted on 01/26/2010 6:15:14 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: PhiKapMom
WeatherUnderground.com - Severe Weather Alerts

Hopefully the winds don't add to the 'fun'.

The moisture now out Southwest and that cold front and Lows will slide thru the next few days and make for a lot of excited air.

Good luck!

27 posted on 01/26/2010 6:27:48 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Hi PKM,
Could you keep me up on the latest. We will be flying home to Edmond tomorrow night around 6pm (moved there from Denver in Nov. of 2007, just in time for the ice storm that shut us down for about 3 days). Bringing my 75 y.o. brother for the first time to OKC. Told him to dress warm, but I would love to be kept up on any new weather updates. Thanks!! TC


28 posted on 01/26/2010 6:40:26 PM PST by I_be_tc
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State Officials: Be Prepared To 'Hunker Down' If Winter Storm Hits

Posted: Jan 25, 2010 3:08 PM
Updated: Jan 26, 2010 9:35 PM

NewsOn6.com

TULSA, OK --  A major winter storm is heading to Oklahoma and will most likely hit the state Thursday and into Friday with significant amounts of ice, sleet and snow.  

"Total accumulations are still subject to change, but could be on the order of 12+ inches wherever that heaviest snow band sets up," said Dick Faurot, News On 6 Meteorologist.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday morning through Friday morning for almost the entire state. 

Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry, along with State Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood, spoke at a news conference at the state capitol Tuesday afternoon. 

Governor Henry says residents need to be prepared if forecasters are right about this winter storm. 

Albert Ashwood says the state is getting prepared if the storm hits. He says they are pre-positioning resources across the state so they will be able to address emergencies when they happen.

ODOT crews are prepping salt and sand trucks and making any necessary tune-ups to vehicles, which they report will be loaded by Wednesday. There are 500 trucks available statewide during weather event operations. 

Following the Christmas blizzard in 2009, ODOT restocked storage sheds statewide, which are at capacity with 130,000 tons of sand and salt and 121 tons of magnesium chloride, an additional ice fighter.

The News On 6 WARN team is keeping an eye on the latest data as the storm moves off the Pacific into southern California. 

As the storm moves east and cold air from Canada moves south, there is a strong likelihood of freezing rain and ice that may lead to some power issues across portions of the state on Thursday morning. 

At this time, the exact track of the freezing rain and accumulating ice forecast is still not certain, but the potential for accumulation from a quarter to possibly a half an inch is moderate. 

Freezing rain will eventually transition into sleet Thursday afternoon and then to snow Thursday afternoon and evening before ending Friday morning.

"The best piece of advice I can give right now is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.  This promises to be a very wet system with total precipitation amounts on the order of 2-4 inches by the time it is all said and done, the only question is how much is liquid, ice and snow," Dick Faurot said.

Early indications are areas of northern Oklahoma could see 12+ inches of snow. Snowfall near Tulsa could be from 8 inches to more than a foot.   

Areas south and east of Tulsa will have lesser amounts of snow.

The watch applies to the following counties:

In Oklahoma:

CHEROKEE, ADAIR, CREEK, OKFUSKEE, OKMULGEE, WAGONER, TULSA, ROGERS, MAYES, DELAWARE, SEQUOYAH, WASHINGTON, OSAGE, CRAIG, NOWATA, PAWNEE, OTTAWA, MCINTOSH AND MUSKOGEE

In Arkansas:

WASHINGTON, MADISON, BENTON AND CARROLL

29 posted on 01/26/2010 7:46:47 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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I really don’t care about the snow, but the ice sucks. Hard to do a marathon of The Wire with no power.


30 posted on 01/26/2010 8:20:30 PM PST by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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Oklahoma Ping!

If you want on
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Freepmail me.

31 posted on 01/27/2010 2:53:33 AM PST by 2Jedismom
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BTTT


32 posted on 01/27/2010 2:59:57 AM PST by E.G.C.
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34-degrees this morning.

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33 posted on 01/27/2010 4:40:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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You were saying ...

34-degrees this morning.

It's supposed to be quite a warm day, today... around 60 degrees... :-)

But, tomorrow....


34 posted on 01/27/2010 6:46:10 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Changed from Winter Storm Watch to Winter Storm Warning...



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
337 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

ARZ001-002-010-011-OKZ054>071-272100-
/O.UPG.KTSA.WS.A.0001.100128T1200Z-100129T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KTSA.WS.W.0001.100128T1200Z-100129T1800Z/
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-
CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-DELAWARE-CREEK-OKFUSKEE-
OKMULGEE-WAGONER-CHEROKEE-ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-MCINTOSH-
337 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO NOON CST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO NOON CST FRIDAY...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
 * IN OKLAHOMA...CHEROKEE...ADAIR...CREEK...OKFUSKEE...OKMULGEE...
   WAGONER...TULSA...ROGERS...MAYES...DELAWARE...PAWNEE...OTTAWA...
   WASHINGTON...OSAGE...CRAIG...NOWATA...MCINTOSH AND MUSKOGEE.

   IN ARKANSAS...WASHINGTON...MADISON...BENTON AND CARROLL.

 * THIS REPLACES THE WINTER STORM WATCH THAT WAS IN EFFECT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
 * A MIXTURE OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL SPREAD ACROSS
   NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND FAR NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AFTER SUNRISE
   THURSDAY. THE HEAVIEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED SOUTH OF
   INTERSTATE 44 WITH SLEET MORE COMMON FURTHER NORTH TOWARD THE
   KANSAS BORDER. THE PRECIPITATION WILL BECOME HEAVY LATE
   THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...WITH THE SLEET
   TURNING TO HEAVY SNOW ESPECIALLY NORTHWEST OF INTERSTATE 44.
   ALL LOCATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO TRANSITION TO SNOW AFTER SUNRISE
   FRIDAY WITH THE RISK OF ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS ENDING BY
   FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

 * DANGEROUS ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE HALF TO ONE INCH ARE LIKELY
   ALONG A CORRIDOR FROM OKEMAH TO FAYETTEVILLE...WITH ICE AMOUNTS
   TAPERING OFF FURTHER NORTH. NORTH OF THE FREEZING RAIN
   CORRIDOR...SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
   WHICH WOULD IMPACT MUCH OF THE INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR. THE
   HEAVIEST SNOWS WILL BE FURTHER NORTH TOWARD THE KANSAS
   BORDER...WHERE 8 TO 12 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
   AMOUNTS. FAR NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE ALL
   PRECIPITATION TYPES GIVEN THE GREATER TERRAIN INFLUENCES.

IMPACTS...
 * TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. POWER OUTAGES
   ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE CORRIDOR OF HEAVIEST ICING. FURTHER
   NORTH...POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE AS GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS
   IMPACT ICE COVERED POWER LINES. THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR POWER
   OUTAGES OF ONE TO FIVE DAYS...WITH MORE RURAL AREAS POSSIBLY
   WITHOUT POWER FOR OVER A WEEK.

DEFINITION...
 * A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER IS
   EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 * BE PREPARED FOR POWER OUTAGES WHICH MAY LAST SEVERAL DAYS. DO
   NOT TOUCH DOWNED LINES AND REPORT ANY POWER OUTAGES TO YOUR
   ELECTRIC COMPANY.

 * DELAY TRAVEL AND STAY HOME IF POSSIBLE UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.

 * STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR
   TELEVISION FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS WEATHER
   EVENT. ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT:
   WEATHER.GOV/TULSA.

&&

$$



URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
350 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

OKZ004>031-033>038-TXZ083>085-272200-
/O.UPG.KOUN.WS.A.0001.100128T1200Z-100129T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KOUN.WS.W.0001.100128T1200Z-100129T1200Z/
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-GARFIELD-
NOBLE-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-
BECKHAM-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-
TILLMAN-COMANCHE-HARDEMAN-FOARD-WILBARGER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...ALVA...CHEROKEE...MEDFORD...
PONCA CITY...ARNETT...WOODWARD...FAIRVIEW...ENID...PERRY...
CHEYENNE...TALOGA...WEATHERFORD...CLINTON...WATONGA...
KINGFISHER...GUTHRIE...STILLWATER...ELK CITY...SAYRE...CORDELL...
ANADARKO...YUKON...EL RENO...MUSTANG...OKLAHOMA CITY...CHANDLER...
CHICKASHA...PURCELL...NORMAN...MOORE...SHAWNEE...SEMINOLE...
HOLLIS...MANGUM...HOBART...ALTUS...FREDERICK...LAWTON...QUANAH...
CHILLICOTHE...CROWELL...VERNON
350 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM CST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR ICE... SLEET... AND SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6
AM THURSDAY TO 6 AM CST FRIDAY.

* TIMING: THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER WILL
  BE FROM EARLY THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACTS: FREEZING RAIN WILL BEGIN TO ACCUMULATE ON POWER
  LINES AND ELEVATED SURFACES DURING THE DAY THURSDAY. THE MOST
  LIKELY AREA FOR SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION IS SOUTH OF
  STILLWATER... EL RENO...HOBART...ALTUS...AND QUANAH WHERE 1/4 TO
  1/2 INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION IS LIKELY. SLEET AND SNOW WILL ALSO
  OCCUR. FARTHER NORTH... GREATER SLEET AND SNOW ACCUMULATION ARE
  LIKELY FROM WEST CENTRAL TO NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA WHERE 6 TO
  12 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED.

* OTHER IMPACTS: GUSTY NORTH AND NORTHEAST WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH
  WILL ADD ADDITIONAL STRESS TO POWER LINES THAT MAY HAVE ICE
  ACCUMULATIONS. BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW WILL ALSO BE
  POSSIBLE.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.
THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

35 posted on 01/27/2010 6:54:11 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Hazardous Weather Outlook

for several areas listed below...



HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
516 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-281100-
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
516 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010


...SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER EVENT POISED TO IMPACT EASTERN
   OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS BEGINNING LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
   AND THURSDAY...


THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS
MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

WINTER WEATHER.
ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS TOMORROW AND TOMORROW NIGHT.

ICE ACCUMULATION.
RISK...LIMITED.
        AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
        ONSET...AFTER MIDNIGHT.


FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...LIMITED...SPREADINDEX=30.
        AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
        ONSET...LATE MORNING.


DISCUSSION...
A STRONG UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM CURRENTLY MOVING TOWARDS THE BAJA OF
CALIFORNIA WILL APPROACH THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TONIGHT. MEANWHILE...GUSTY
SOUTH WINDS WILL DEVELOP TODAY AS THE SURFACE FEATURES SHARPEN IN
RESPONSE TO THE APPROACHING UPPER SYSTEM. FINE DRY FUELS WILL
EASILY COMBUST...AND ANY FIRES THAT DO IGNITE WILL HAVE THE
ABILITY TO SPREAD QUICKLY AS SOUTHERLY WINDS INCREASE THIS
MORNING.

LATER TONIGHT... THE COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL FALL QUICKLY BEHIND THE FRONT. MOST OF
THE PRECIPITATION WILL HOLD OFF UNTIL AFTER SUNRISE
THURSDAY...THEREFORE ONLY LIMITED ICE AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE
NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
THURSDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL...HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL.
FRIDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...DANGEROUS WIND CHILL POTENTIAL.
SATURDAY...DANGEROUS WIND CHILL POTENTIAL.
SUNDAY...DANGEROUS WIND CHILL POTENTIAL.
MONDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL.
TUESDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
THE BRUNT OF THIS WINTER STORMS IMPACTS WILL BE FELT THURSDAY INTO
FRIDAY. SHALLOW COLD AIR WILL MAKE ITS WAY SOUTH ACROSS MOST OF
THE AREA ON THURSDAY. THE COLD AIR WILL DEEPEN OVER NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND AFTER INTIALLY STARTING AS FREEZING RAIN BEHIND THE
FRONT...A CHANGE OVER TO SLEET AND THEN SNOW WILL OCCUR. FURTHER
SOUTH...MAINLY ACROSS EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS...FREEZING RAIN WILL BE THE PREDOMINANT PRECIPITATION
TYPE THURSDAY. THERE IS A STRONG POTENTIAL FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD
OF FREEZING RAIN IN THOSE AREAS...AND WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT ICE
ACCUMULATIONS THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. AT THAT TIME...SNOW AND
SLEET ARE EXPECTED AS THE FREEZING RAIN BAND SHIFTS FURTHER SOUTH
OVERNIGHT THURSDAY. TOTAL SNOW FALL AMOUNTS APPROACHING 12 INCHES
WILL BE POSSIBLE IN LOCATIONS NEAR THE KANSAS BORDER...WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.  HIGHEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS EAST
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WILL RANGE FROM ONE HALF
TO ONE INCH. PLEASE SEE THE LATEST WINTER STORM WARNING //OKCWSWTSA//
FOR DETAILS. SNOW AND SLEET WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF ON FRIDAY AS
THE SYSTEM MOVES EAST. LEFT IN ITS WAKE WILL BE BITTERLY COLD
TEMPERATURES AND DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS...WHICH WILL AFFECT THE
ENTIRE AREA THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
ANTICIPATE RESPONSES RELATED TO SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND ICE
ACCUMULATIONS. FURTHERMORE...UNDERSTAND THE IMPACTS MAY EXTEND WELL
INTO THE WEEKEND IF POWER GRIDS ARE HEAVILY DAMAGED.

WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
$$



HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
545 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-OKZ077-TXZ096-097-108>112-281145-
SEVIER-HOWARD-LITTLE RIVER-HEMPSTEAD-NEVADA-MILLER-LAFAYETTE-
COLUMBIA-UNION AR-MCCURTAIN-RED RIVER-BOWIE-FRANKLIN-TITUS-CAMP-
MORRIS-CASS-
545 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS...SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHEAST
TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE INTO THE FOUR STATE REGION
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WILL BEGIN TO
AFFECT THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND ESPECIALLY INTO THURSDAY. IN
THE MEANTIME...COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN TO MOVE INTO THE
REGION. AS A RESULT...LOCATIONS NORTH OF A PITTSBURG TEXAS TO
ATLANTA TEXAS TO EL DORADO ARKANSAS LINE COULD SEE A WINTRY MIX
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. THERE EXISTS A BIT OF
UNCERTAINTY WITH HOW QUICKLY THE COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL MOVE
INTO THE FOUR STATE REGION. THEREFORE...RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO
MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SYSTEM.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS AND EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL WILL NOT BE NEEDED THROUGH TONIGHT.

$$



HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
500 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

ARZ003>007-012>016-021>025-030>034-037>047-052>057-062>069-281100-
ARKANSAS-BAXTER-BOONE-BRADLEY-CALHOUN-CLARK-CLEBURNE-CLEVELAND-
CONWAY-DALLAS-DESHA-DREW-FAULKNER-FULTON-GARLAND-GRANT-HOT SPRING-
INDEPENDENCE-IZARD-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-LINCOLN-LOGAN-LONOKE-
MARION-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-NEWTON-OUACHITA-PERRY-PIKE-POLK-POPE-
PRAIRIE-PULASKI-SALINE-SCOTT-SEARCY-SHARP-STONE-VAN BUREN-WHITE-
WOODRUFF-YELL-
500 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR A LARGE PART OF ARKANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL SLIDE EAST OF ARKANSAS TODAY. A NORTHWEST
WIND FLOW ALOFT WILL BRING A COLD FRONT INTO ARKANSAS FROM THE
PLAINS TONIGHT. WELL BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL FOLLOW THE
FRONT. MEANWHILE...A STORM SYSTEM TO THE SOUTHWEST WILL
APPROACH...AND WILL BE SURROUNDED BY ABUNDANT MOISTURE. AS THIS
MOISTURE ENCOUNTERS COLDER AIR IN ARKANSAS...WINTRY PRECIPITATION
WILL RESULT. RAIN WILL BEGIN IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS THIS AFTERNOON
BUT WILL CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN LATE TONIGHT ACROSS THE NORTH.
LITTLE ICE ACCUMULATION WILL BE NOTED TONIGHT. LIGHT RAIN IS
EXPECTED CENTRAL AND SOUTH OVERNIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A WINTRY MIX OF PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF
OF THE STATE THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. RAIN WILL BECOME FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET AS TEMPERATURES DROP. EVENTUALLY...THERE WILL BE A
CHANGEOVER TO SNOW...ESPECIALLY IN THE OZARK AND OUACHITA
MOUNTAINS...AND PARTS OF THE NORTHEAST.

THROUGH DAWN FRIDAY...SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND ICE ARE
EXPECTED IN MOST AREAS NORTH OF LITTLE ROCK...AND A WINTER STORM
WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED.

ON FRIDAY...A LIGHT WINTRY MIX WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE
STATE BEFORE PRECIPITATION ENDS AND THE STORM SYSTEM EXITS TO THE
EAST.

MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE FORECAST FRIDAY INTO THE
WEEKEND AS ARCTIC HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE REGION. LOW
TEMPERATURES SATURDAY MORNING WILL ONLY BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND
TEENS IN MOST AREAS.

THE HIGH PRESSURE WILL DEPART ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY...WITH WINDS
BECOMING MORE SOUTHERLY AND A SLOW WARMUP OCCURRING. CLOUDS WILL
INCREASE ONCE AGAIN...WITH SMALL CHANCES OF PRECIPITATION BY MONDAY
AFTERNOON.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS ANTICIPATED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

&&

VISIT NWS LITTLE ROCK ON THE WEB. GO TO HTTP://WEATHER.GOV AND
CLICK ON CENTRAL ARKANSAS.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
500 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-271800-
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-GARFIELD-NOBLE-
ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-BECKHAM-
WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-CLEVELAND-
POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-TILLMAN-
COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COTTON-JEFFERSON-
CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMAN-FOARD-WILBARGER-
WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
500 AM CST WED JAN 27 2010

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK COVERS NORTHERN...WESTERN...
CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE IN WESTERN NORTH TEXAS LATE
TONIGHT. NO SEVERE STORMS ARE EXPECTED.

DISCUSSION...
MOISTURE WILL BEGIN TO RETURN NORTHWARD THROUGH THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
AS SOUTHERLY WINDS INCREASE IN RESPONSE TO STRENGTHENING LOW
PRESSURE IN  SOUTHEAST COLORADO. SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY
DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF WESTERN NORTH TEXAS LATE TONIGHT AS AN UPPER
LEVEL STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE SOUTHWEST.
HOWEVER...INSTABILITY WILL BE LIMITED AND NO SEVERE STORMS ARE
EXPECTED.


PROBABILITY TABLE...
VALID THROUGH 700 AM CST WEDNESDAY JAN 27.
PROBABILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING IN THE
              NWS NORMAN COUNTY WARNING AREA...20 PERCENT.
PROBABILITY OF SEVERE STORMS IF STORMS OCCUR...5 PERCENT.

OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
NONE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA AND
WESTERN NORTH TEXAS AS A STRONG STORM SYSTEM MOVES FROM THE SOUTHERN
ROCKIES INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT
EXPECTED.

OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
THE THURSDAY STORM IS EXPECTED TO CREATE HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER.
UP TO A FOOT OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN WEST CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL
OKLAHOMA BETWEEN SUNRISE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW AND SLEET
ACCUMULATING TO 6 INCHES WITH 1/4 TO 1/2 INCH OF ICE IS EXPECTED
FROM SOUTHWEST TO CENTRAL OKLAHOMA. LESS SNOW BUT MORE ICE IS LIKELY
IN SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA. IN SHORT...ICE ACCUMULATIONS IN WESTERN
NORTH TEXAS AND MUCH OF OKLAHOMA SOUTH OF I-44 IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE
SIGNIFICANT GLAZING ON EXPOSED SURFACES. GUSTY NORTH WIND WILL CAUSE
BLOWING SNOW IN WEST CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

THE NEXT SCHEDULED HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED AT NOON
TODAY.

$$

36 posted on 01/27/2010 7:01:06 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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See also, another thread...

Less Than 24 Hours Until Winter Storm Arrives In NE Oklahoma


37 posted on 01/27/2010 7:17:40 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Yeah, it's almost like the weather folks want tragic weather.

I'm always in awe of the weather here in Oklahoma...but I don't wish for harm and hardship.

I guess if it was always 65 degrees and blue skies..it would be boring to be a weatherman. : )

Stay warm and safe!

FRegards,

38 posted on 01/27/2010 8:03:39 AM PST by Osage Orange (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It)
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To: PhiKapMom

That Christmas storm was something else. I watched it snow down in Texas pretty heavily and saw webcams from OKC that was amazing.

I was stunned there wasn’t a FR thread on it (at least I don’t remember one) at the time because it was historical.


39 posted on 01/27/2010 8:25:13 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: NormsRevenge
See this... http://tinyurl.com/yb263qg (Keep this for Spring)

40 posted on 01/27/2010 8:27:47 AM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: rwfromkansas
You were saying ...

I was stunned there wasn’t a FR thread on it (at least I don’t remember one) at the time because it was historical.

There may have been others (but I don't know about them)... however, these are the ones that I posted... :-)


41 posted on 01/27/2010 8:58:10 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Here are some posts from the Christmas Blizzard of 2009, in Oklahoma, just about one month ago...
42 posted on 01/27/2010 9:15:15 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Oooops... mistaken double post... :-(


43 posted on 01/27/2010 9:16:49 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Wow. I remember looking at some point and not seeing one, but maybe it just wasn’t in breaking news or got added later.


44 posted on 01/27/2010 9:21:14 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas
You were saying ...

Wow. I remember looking at some point and not seeing one, but maybe it just wasn’t in breaking news or got added later.

You know... I put a couple in breaking news and the mods took them out, so I didn't do it for the later posts. I'm not sure why... because I thought that this kind of weather and with it hitting so hard and so fast, it was "breaking news" but apparently not, according to the mods.

In fact, I put the first post I did for this storm system in breaking news and it was taken out, too... LOL..

I'm not sure if this one is still in breaking news or not... but, as I said, apparently some people don't consider this breaking news... :-)

[P.S. -- it's breaking news to us here in Oklahoma... :-) ...]

45 posted on 01/27/2010 9:27:20 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Osage Orange

It is 65 degrees at my home right now with sunny skies but I am well prepared. Hard to believe there is a winter storm on its way.

Same to you — stay safe and warm!

Our weather people tend to over hype around here although they missed the blizzard until it was right on us.


46 posted on 01/27/2010 1:09:45 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can you believe it is 65 degrees at my house right now in Norman and sunny. You would never know a storm is on the way.

Trivia — This date in 1983 the Santa Monica pier was taken out by a storm off the Pacific. I remember that storm as we lived in Yucaipa and we roof tiles moved by the wind that night. I stayed up all night watching live reports and saw the pier crash. Several weeks before we had eaten at the restaurant in the pier. Really sad to see it go down.


47 posted on 01/27/2010 1:13:26 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: I_be_tc

It is 65 degrees and sunny here this Wednesday afternoon and we are not supposed to get any precipitation until well after midnight.


48 posted on 01/27/2010 1:14:51 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: Star Traveler

BRRRRR Bump!


49 posted on 01/27/2010 1:26:19 PM PST by Amityschild
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To: PhiKapMom
You were saying ...

It is 65 degrees at my home right now with sunny skies but I am well prepared. Hard to believe there is a winter storm on its way.

Yes, indeed... here in Tulsa it got up to 60 degrees, like they said it was going to. And the sky was real blue with just a few clouds around -- such a great day for the winter season.

But, from the west, the clouds have now started moving in and they are starting to cover up the sky. So, you can see the storm system start to move in. The temperature is still quite warm here though and so the cold air hasn't hit yet.

50 posted on 01/27/2010 3:09:50 PM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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