Friday, March 19, 2010

WINTER STORM WARNING

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
1145 AM CDT FRI MAR 19 2010

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM BEARING DOWN ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...

A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT OKLAHOMA
BEGINNING IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. MUCH COLDER
AIR IS BEGINNING TO MOVE INTO NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA... AND WILL
OVERSPREAD THE REST OF OKLAHOMA AND NORTHERN TEXAS LATER TODAY AND
OVERNIGHT. A POWERFUL LATE-WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW TO MOST OF NORTHERN... CENTRAL... AND EASTERN
OKLAHOMA... BEGINNING IN NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA TONIGHT AND THEN
SPREADING SOUTHEAST TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. HEAVY SNOW... STRONG
WINDS... AND SEVERE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL LEAD TO
BLIZZARD OR NEAR- BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA SATURDAY
AND SATURDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE INTO SUNDAY.
TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS THIS
WEEKEND. THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WINTER STORM SITUATION
WHICH NEEDS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. PREPARATIONS FOR SEVERE WINTER
WEATHER SHOULD BE PERFORMED TODAY... AND COMPLETED BY TONIGHT.

OKZ008-012-013-018>020-024>032-042-200045-
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KAY-GARFIELD-NOBLE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-
LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-
PONTOTOC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PONCA CITY...ENID...PERRY...
KINGFISHER...GUTHRIE...STILLWATER...YUKON...EL RENO...MUSTANG...
OKLAHOMA CITY...CHANDLER...CHICKASHA...PURCELL...NORMAN...MOORE...
SHAWNEE...SEMINOLE...HOLDENVILLE...ADA
1145 AM CDT FRI MAR 19 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 7 PM CDT
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT: HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS GUSTING OVER 40 MPH
CREATING NEAR-BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. SNOWFALL OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IS
LIKELY OVER THE WARNING AREA WITH. LOCAL AMOUNTS OVER 8 INCHES
WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL
OKLAHOMA.

* OTHER IMPACTS: WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE
TEENS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED AS WELL AS STRONG WINDS CREATING NEAR-BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

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