Winter Storm Watch 02-23-13 #okwx #okfire

Here we go again!!

Heavy snow will be possible Sunday evening through early Tuesday morning across parts of Oklahoma. Areas of 8 to 10 inches of snow with some locally heavier amounts are currently forecast for parts of northern Oklahoma. Central Oklahoma is likely to see between 4 and 8 inches of snow. However, it's important not to focus only on the snow amounts. Strong winds will also cause blowing and drifting snow with reduced visibility.
Heavy snow will be possible Sunday evening through early Tuesday morning across parts of Oklahoma. Areas of 8 to 10 inches of snow with some locally heavier amounts are currently forecast for parts of northern Oklahoma. Central Oklahoma is likely to see between 4 and 8 inches of snow. However, it’s important not to focus only on the snow amounts. Strong winds will also cause blowing and drifting snow with reduced visibility.

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
312 PM CST SAT FEB 23 2013

OKZ023>031-033>036-038-TXZ083-240515-
/O.EXA.KOUN.WS.A.0002.130225T0000Z-130226T1200Z/
CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-CLEVELAND-
POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-COMANCHE-
HARDEMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ANADARKO…YUKON…EL RENO…MUSTANG…
OKLAHOMA CITY…CHANDLER…CHICKASHA…PURCELL…NORMAN…MOORE…
SHAWNEE…SEMINOLE…HOLLIS…MANGUM…HOBART…ALTUS…LAWTON…
QUANAH…CHILLICOTHE
312 PM CST SAT FEB 23 2013

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT: WIDESPREAD SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES AND
ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN
NORTH TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA…UP THROUGH CENTRAL PORTIONS
OF OKLAHOMA.

* TIMING: HEAVIEST SNOW FROM WESTERN NORTH TEXAS UP THE I-44
CORRIDOR IS EXPECTED MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.

* OTHER IMPACTS: STRONG NORTHWEST WIND WILL CAUSE BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW…WHICH WILL SIGNIFICANTLY RESTRICT VISIBILITIES
AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION…ESPECIALLY IF YOU
PLAN TO TRAVEL.