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  • Governor declares state of emergency in Arkansas as winter storm moves into the state

    01/29/2010 10:27:39 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 24 replies · 696+ views
    KFSM TV - Fort Smith ^ | Friday, January 29, 2010 | Staff
    Governor declares state of emergency in Arkansas as winter storm moves into the state By Associated Press 6:23 AM CST, January 29, 2010 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has declared a state of emergency for Arkansas as a winter storm moves into the state with ice and snow. A winter storm warning is in effect for much of the state with snow totals up to a foot expected in the north and up to 2 inches possible in central Arkansas. Ice accumulations are expected to reach up to a quarter inch for most of the state. [...
  • Many power lines remain down as Oklahoma deals with winter threats [OK Ice Storm]

    01/29/2010 7:57:23 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 24 replies · 1,109+ views
    NewsOK ^ | Friday, January 29, 2010 | Staff Reports
    Many power lines remain down as Oklahoma deals with winter threats FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: January 29, 2010 More than 140,000 homes and businesses are starting the day without power this morning, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission reports. Snow is falling across the metro area this morning, which could provide some traction for those driving or walking across a treacherous layer of ice that formed on roadways overnight. While power has been restored to many customers in the Oklahoma City area this morning, in other parts of the state restoration continues and could be hampered. Icy conditions and a forecast of...
  • Tulsa activates Emergency Operations Center as winter storm intensifies [Oklahoma]

    01/28/2010 3:27:41 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 33 replies · 848+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | Thursday, January 28, 2010 | Staff Writer
    Tulsa activates Emergency Operations Center as winter storm intensifies By Staff and Wire Reports Published: 1/28/2010  6:59 AM Last Modified: 1/28/2010  4:10 PM Tulsa on Thursday activated its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate city and county governments, medical and social services emergency crews to the winter storm. Mayor Dewey Bartlett and other officials urged Tulsans to use common sense and stay safe during the storm. “Please, be very, very careful,” Bartlett said. He and Interim Police Chief Chuck Jordan said the city will remain safe despite 155 police officers being laid off Friday. Jordan said officers on other assignments have been shifted...
  • Major Snow/Ice Storm Looking More Likely for I-40

    01/26/2010 11:34:58 AM PST · by dopplerdale · 5 replies · 669+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 1/26/10 | Dale Bader
    It is looking ever more likely that a major winter storm pact with snow and ice is going to take place along the I-40 corridor from New Mexico to Tennessee, through Friday. There are still some questions
  • Big Snow Event on the Way New Mexico-Virginia

    01/28/2010 11:51:42 AM PST · by dopplerdale · 17 replies · 754+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Post ^ | 01/28/10 | Dale Bader
    ***Added a comment based on a look at the new BAMS 3KM Model run see below in (*)*** Confidence is on the high side that a major snow event is ready to take place from the Panhandles of Texas to Virginia. A wide swath of 6 to 12 inches will be expected with some spots may see up to 18 inches. The heaviest is expected across the Panhandles of Texas/Oklahoma, northern Arkansas/southern Missouri and the mountains of Virginia/North Carolina and southeastern Kentucky. Still have questions has to how far south icing problems will be a concern. Could it make it...
  • Winter Storm Update [Tulsa, Oklahoma]

    01/28/2010 11:16:50 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 96 replies · 1,927+ views
    Channel 8 News - Tulsa ^ | Thursday, January 28, 2010 | Kevin King
    Winter Storm Update Posted 01/28/10 12:45 pm Producer: Kevin King Freezing rain is falling in eastern Oklahoma as a powerful winter storm system is moving in to make things a mess over the next few days. The white is the snow band, the pink is the ice band and the green and/or yellow is the rain band. The precipitation didn't start falling in the Tulsa area until around noon. Already, there are slick spots reported in Creek County and that is expected to be the case soon in Tulsa and surrounding areas. In western Oklahoma, roads were already slick and...
  • I-40 remains in the cross hairs

    01/27/2010 5:19:35 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 11 replies · 518+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 1/27/10 | Dale Bader
    This is a very complicated and difficult winter storm forecast for the Tennessee Valley and a lot can still change. Confidence is definitely increasing for a major winter storm for much of the I-40 corridor from New Mexico-Amarillo-Oklahoma City-Little Rock-Memphis-Nashville Thursday through Friday. If you are planning travel in these locations please be aware of the potential travel hazards that could greet you.
  • Henry declares state of emergency in anticipation of storm [Oklahoma Governor]

    01/27/2010 5:38:55 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 22 replies · 818+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Barbara Hoberock
    Henry declares state of emergency in anticipation of storm By BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capital Bureau Published: 1/27/2010  6:18 PM Last Modified: 1/27/2010  6:18 PM Gov. Brad Henry Wednesday evening declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties in anticipation of a winter storm expected to hit the state Thursday and Friday. Because the weather could include an ice storm and widespread power outages, emergency management authorities said it was important to issue the declaration Wednesday night before the storm so weight and size limits on state roadways could be waived to allow heavy power company vehicles to position across the state....
  • Less Than 24 Hours Until Winter Storm Arrives In NE Oklahoma

    01/27/2010 7:11:54 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 93 replies · 2,027+ views
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Channel 6 News
    Less Than 24 Hours Until Winter Storm Arrives In NE Oklahoma Posted: Jan 27, 2010 6:37 AM Updated: Jan 27, 2010 8:52 AM On Friday, snow will still be falling with significantaccumulations likely along and north of the I-44 corridor. TULSA, OK -- Most of northern Oklahoma is under a Winter Storm Warning which will be in effect from 6 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday.  News On 6 meteorologist Alan Crone says a major storm moving east out of California is expected to collide with cold air from Canada late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.   Read Alan Crone's weather discussion. Crone says rain...
  • Ice Storm Likely Across Oklahoma

    01/26/2010 2:09:01 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 51 replies · 1,600+ views
    KOCO Oklahoma City Channel 5 ^ | Tuesday, January 26, 2010 | KOCO Channel 5 Staff
    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...