Light snow began falling here in Norman Oklahoma about 3:45pm CT, about 1 to 3 hours ahead of main band of snow coming in from west. First snow this winter 2016-2017 in Norman. Snow should only fall for 1 to 3 hours here in Norman from the main band of snow and then move out of area. Accumulation uncertain – perhaps an inch.
Rain, freezing drizzle, sleet, and ice has been taken out of forecast for this evening’s event. Snow is not the main event this weekend. Strong wind gusting over 30 mph with low temperatures producing sub-zero wind chills is the danger…
Wind Chill Advisory for [Norman] Cleveland County, Oklahoma:
Issuing Office: Oklahoma City
1:24pm CST, Sat Dec 17
… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT… … WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CST SUNDAY… * TIMING… SNOW WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA AND THEN SPREAD EAST AND SOUTH INTO NORTHERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL DROP LOWER THAN -5 DEGREES ACROSS NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA THIS AFTERNOON… AND CONTINUE TO FALL ACROSS THE REST OF THE REGION THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING. MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION WILL END BEFORE MIDNIGHT SUNDAY. * IMPACTS… SLICK ROADS AND BLOWING SNOW WILL RESULT IN HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL… SLOW DOWN AND INCREASE THE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER VEHICLES. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… 1 TO 3 INCHES. HIGHEST AMOUNTS EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN OKLAHOMA. * VISIBILITY… 1 TO 3 MILES. VISIBILITY OF LESS THAN 1 MILE WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHERN OKLAHOMA THIS AFTERNOON. * WIND CHILL VALUES… -5 TO -15 DEGREES.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW… SLEET… OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. EVEN SMALL AMOUNTS OF ICE AND SNOW CAN MAKE ROADS AND SIDEWALKS SLICK AND DANGEROUS. IF YOU HAVE TO BE OUTSIDE DRESS IN LAYERS AND LEAVE NO SKIN EXPOSED TO THE WIND. FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA CAN HAPPEN QUICKLY.
Forecast for sunrise tomorrow morning: 9°F actual, -7°F wind chill with wind N at 12.
Reported by Jim Lantern in Norman, Oklahoma
LANTERN TIMEGLASS JOURNAL
4:00pm CT Saturday, 17 December 2016
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