Forecast from NWS…
SUNDAY, 18 DECEMBER 2016
8°F actual temperature, -8°F wind chill [below zero] with wind N 13 mph.
Sunrise – Norman, Oklahoma
7°F actual temperature, -8°F wind chill [below zero] with wind N 12 mph.
TODAY – SATURDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2016
36°F actual high, 8°F wind chill, wind N 27 mph.
Becoming windy with snow developing later in the day. Some mixed winter precipitation possible. Morning high of 36°F with temps falling to near 20°F. Winds N at 25 gusting to 35 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
TONIGHT [Sunset 5:20 pm]
8°F actual low, wind N 27 mph.
Windy. Cloudy skies will become partly cloudy overnight. A few flurries or snow showers possible – 20% chance. Low 8°F. Winds N at 25 gusting to 35 mph.
The original Winter Weather Advisory for Cleveland County, Oklahoma [Norman, Oklahoma], was a more severe forecast for today – with rain, freezing rain, ice, sleet, snow 1 to 3 inches, strong winds with severe sub-zero wind chills. Now appears to be much less precipitation, but still extremely severe cold with strong winds. It is good my apartment faces south. With wind out of the north it will be worse for north-facing apartments on the other side of the apartment building. The extreme cold of this arctic blast to remain until Tuesday when winds shift back to south for a sunny 47°F high, then a 52°F high on a mostly sunny Wednesday. Yesterday morning I went to Dollar General and Homeland grocery store to stock up. The high yesterday briefly reached 62°F while wind was still out of the south at about 20 mph.
Reported by Jim Lantern in Norman, Oklahoma
LANTERN TIMEGLASS JOURNAL
Very early Saturday, 17 December 2016
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