Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Urgent- Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning

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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.

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