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10:03 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Ice Storm Warning for Tulsa

The National Weather Service has issued an ICE STORM WARNING for the Tulsa Metro. It goes into effect at six this evening. The warning replaces the Winter Storm Watch that had been issued. Below is the text from the National Weather Service:

...ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED AN ICE STORM
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST
SATURDAY...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...OTTAWA...PAWNEE...WASHINGTON...OSAGE...CRAIG...
NOWATA...CREEK...OKFUSKEE...OKMULGEE...WAGONER...TULSA...
ROGERS...MAYES AND DELAWARE.

* THIS REPLACES THE WINTER STORM WATCH THAT WAS IN EFFECT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY AS WARM AIR OVERSPREADS THE SHALLOW
LAYER OF COLD AIR AT THE SURFACE. TEMPERATURES WILL BE CLOSER TO
THE FREEZING MARK SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 44. THEREFORE...THERE IS
STILL SOME UNCERTAINTY ON HOW FAR SOUTH THE FREEZING RAIN WILL OCCUR.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE-QUARTER TO FOUR TENTHS OF AN INCH
IS EXPECTED FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY.

IMPACTS...
* TRAVEL WILL BECOME DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE EVEN ON TREATED
SURFACES. TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES WILL BE DOWNED AND
WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY

DEFINITION...
* AN ICE STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
* DELAY TRAVEL AND STAY HOME IF POSSIBLE UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.