THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK COVERS NORTHERN…WESTERN…
CENTRAL…AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA…AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS.
.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT…
THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED.
THE COOL AND STABLE AIRMASS OVER THE REGION WILL NOT SUPPORT
VALID THROUGH 700 AM CST THURSDAY DEC 23.
PROBABILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING IN THE
NWS NORMAN COUNTY WARNING AREA…0 PERCENT.
OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER…
PATCHY FOG WILL BE SEEN EARLY THIS MORNING OVER WESTERN NORTH TEXAS
AND THE RED RIVER VALLEY OF SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY…
RAIN IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS
LATE THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AS A STRONG STORM SYSTEM PASSES THROUGH
THE REGION. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY OCCUR…BUT VERY WEAK
INSTABILITY WILL LIMIT THE COVERAGE AND INTENSITY OF ANY STORMS.
OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER…
ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION WITH THE APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM
WILL BE IN THE FORM OF RAIN…A CHANGEOVER TO SNOW IS POSSIBLE LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT AND ON FRIDAY. LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE
ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTHERN OKLAHOMA. A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND
SNOW…OR BRIEF CHANGE TO SNOW…MAY ALSO OCCUR ACROSS CENTRAL
OKLAHOMA BEFORE THE PRECIPITATION ENDS FRIDAY EVENING.
It’s 35 degrees at Goodwell in the Panhandle, and 67 degrees at Idabel in the Southeast at 11:25 a.m., Oklahoma Mesonet
It is 42 degrees in Oklahoma County, a 24-hour difference of 16 degrees.
Lunar eclipse is visible from near State Highway 9 and Pennsylvania in McClain County 2:34 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, in Newcastle, Okla. Photo by Steve Sisney
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-
813 AM CST TUE DEC 21 2010
…DENSE FOG ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS MORNING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ADJUSTED THE TIMING OF
THE DENSE FOG ADVISORY AND IT IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST THIS
FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES…
* IN OKLAHOMA…CHEROKEE…ADAIR…CREEK…OKFUSKEE…OKMULGEE…
IN ARKANSAS…WASHINGTON…MADISON…BENTON AND CARROLL.
* PATCHY DENSE FOG IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MID-MORNING
WITH VISIBILITIES REDUCED BELOW ONE QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.
* VISIBILITIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN ONE QUARTER
MILE BY THE DENSE FOG…CREATING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.
* IF DRIVING…SLOW DOWN…USE YOUR LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS…AND
LEAVE PLENTY OF DISTANCE AHEAD OF YOU.
5:38 p.m. Winter Solstice, the start of winter
FYI: For those traveling toward north central, northeast and east central Kansas, Thursday into Friday, National Weather Service, Topeka, Kan.
|Expected Weather:A mixture of rain and freezing rain will be possible during
the early afternoon hours on Thursday before mixing with and
changing to snow Thursday night. The chance for light snow will
end on Friday. At this time, 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected
over the area.
|Areas Affected: All of north central, northeast, and
east central Kansas.
|Timing: Precipitation will begin during the late morning on Thursday
and continue through the evening…before diminishing on Friday.
The precipitation may begin as a mixture of sleet and snow for
north central Kansas with freezing rain and/or sleet for
northeast and east central Kansas. Changeover to all snow
will occur during the late hours on Thursday.
|Expected Accumulations: Light ice accumulations will be
possible Thursday and Thursday night. There is a potential
for two to four inches of snow on Thursday night into early
Friday; however this may increase based on the evolution
of the storm system. Locally higher amounts are possible
depending on the timing of the transition to snow.
|Wind and Temperatures: Temperatures in the 30s
Thursday will fall into the 20s Thursday night.
Gusty north winds of 20 to 30 mph will develop
late Thursday night and persist into Friday.
|This round of winter weather will be affecting the
area during a period of heavy holiday travel.
If the storm system is able to come together over
the area, roadways will become slick with
hazardous driving conditions as early as noon on
Thursday. Some blowing and drifting snow
will be possible late Thursday night
and Friday. Plan your travel accordingly,
and allow extra time should road conditions deteriorate.
| A strong storm system will emerge from
the Rockies on Thursday, bringing the potential for
widespread precipitation to much of the
central and southern Plains. A mix of
freezing rain, sleet, and snow will be
possible across the local area. The storm system
will move east of the region during the day on Friday.