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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
1215 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-041800-
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-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-
TILLMAN-COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COTTON-
JEFFERSON-CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMAN-
FOARD-WILBARGER-WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
1215 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN...
WESTERN...CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.WINTER WEATHER...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SURGE THROUGH OKLAHOMA AND NORTH TEXAS
OVERNIGHT TONIGHT AND INTO THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY. IN THE
WAKE OF THE FRONT...A POTENT UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS...GENERATING WIDESPREAD
PRECIPITATION. THROUGH MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...MAINLY LIGHT RAIN IS
EXPECTED...BUT AS TEMPERATURES FALL BELOW FREEZING...A TRANSITION
IN PRECIPITATION FROM RAIN...TO FREEZING RAIN...TO SLEET AND SNOW
WILL OCCUR FROM NORTH TO SOUTH...MAINLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40.
SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHERN
AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA BY DAYBREAK WEDNESDAY...RESULTING IN SLICK
AND HAZARDOUS ROADWAYS. CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO
DETERIORATE THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF OKLAHOMA AND NORTH
TEXAS THROUGH THE DAY WEDNESDAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

.WINTER WEATHER...
AS COLD AIR CONTINUES TO PLUNGE INTO OKLAHOMA AND NORTH TEXAS...
AND LIFT PERSIST ABOVE THE COLD AIRMASS...WIDESPREAD WINTRY
PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE...MAINLY IN THE FORM OF SLEET AND SNOW
ACROSS NORTHERN...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND
SLEET WILL BE LIKELY ACROSS A GOOD PART OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS. ADDITIONALLY...A PROLONGED PERIOD
OF FREEZING RAIN MAY OCCUR ACROSS FAR SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN
OKLAHOMA...RESULTING IN ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE.
WITH VERY COLD AIR MOVING IN...GROUND AND ROAD TEMPERATURES WILL FALL
DURING THE DAY...ALLOWING...SLEET...SNOW...AND FREEZING RAIN TO ACCUMULATE
ON MOST ROADWAYS FROM LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR OVER MOST OF OKLAHOMA AND NORTH
TEXAS THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. PLEASE MONITOR THIS DANGEROUS WINTER
WEATHER SITUATION CLOSELY...AND BE PREPARED FOR IMPACTS TO TRAVEL AND
COMMERCE.

.COLD TEMPERATURES...
AN ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL BRING UNSEASONABLY COLD WEATHER TO THE REGION
THURSDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE TEENS...WITH WIND
CHILLS IN THE UPPER SINGLE DIGITS MOST PLACES. THE COLD TEMPERATURES
WILL RESULT IN REFREEZING OF ANY MELTED PRECIPITATION FROM WEDNESDAYS
WINTER WEATHER EVENT. BE PREPARED FOR CONTINUED TRAVEL PROBLEMS AND
BUNDLE UP FOR THE EXCEPTIONALLY COLD CONDITIONS.

GET GRAPHICS AND MORE DETAILS AT WEATHER.GOV/NORMAN...AND FOLLOW
OUR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.

$$

AUSTIN



Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
1116 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

OKZ019-020-022>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-040130-
/O.NEW.KOUN.WW.Y.0029.150304T1200Z-150305T0600Z/
LOGAN-PAYNE-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-
TILLMAN-COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COTTON-
JEFFERSON-CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMAN-
FOARD-WILBARGER-WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUTHRIE...STILLWATER...CORDELL...
ANADARKO...YUKON...EL RENO...MUSTANG...OKLAHOMA CITY...CHANDLER...
CHICKASHA...PURCELL...NORMAN...MOORE...SHAWNEE...SEMINOLE...
HOLDENVILLE...HOLLIS...MANGUM...HOBART...ALTUS...FREDERICK...
LAWTON...DUNCAN...PAULS VALLEY...SULPHUR...ADA...COALGATE...
WALTERS...WAURIKA...ARDMORE...TISHOMINGO...ATOKA...MARIETTA...
MADILL...DURANT...QUANAH...CHILLICOTHE...CROWELL...VERNON...
WICHITA FALLS...MUNDAY...KNOX CITY...SEYMOUR...ARCHER CITY...
HOLLIDAY...LAKESIDE CITY...HENRIETTA
1116 AM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ACCUMULATING SLEET AND SNOW...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING: ACCUMULATING SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE
  FROM DAYBREAK WEDNESDAY TO NOON. FREEZING RAIN WILL TRANSITION
  TO SLEET AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION
  IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 3 PM AND 9 PM.

* SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS: SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED
  TO BE HIGHEST SOUTH AND EAST OF THE INTERSTATE-44 CORRIDOR WHERE
  SOME AREAS COULD SEE ONE-HALF TO ONE INCH. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
  ARE EXPECTED TO AVERAGE TWO INCHES OR LESS OVER A LARGER AREA...
  ALTHOUGH SOME AREAS NEAR INTERSTATE-44 COULD SEE UP TO FOUR
  INCHES IN ADDITION TO THE SLEET.

* MAIN IMPACT: SLICK AND HAZARDOUS ROADWAYS ARE EXPECTED TO
  DEVELOP FROM ACCUMULATING SLEET AND SNOW.

* OTHER IMPACT: WITH STRONGER WINDS EXPECTED SOUTH OF
  INTERSTATE-40...DECREASED VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING SNOW WILL
  COMPOUND THE TRAVEL DANGERS LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BE CAREFUL IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL. EVEN SMALL AMOUNTS OF ICE AND
SNOW CAN MAKE ROADS AND SIDEWALKS SLICK AND DANGEROUS.

&&

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