Local & Regional
6:58 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Snow Tomorrow?

Total snow accumulation for Northeast Oklahoma
Total snow accumulation for Northeast Oklahoma
Credit National Weather Service

The National Weather Service issued a SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT regarding the possibility of snow in the Tulsa area tomorrow.

Below, you may read the text of the statement:

ACCUMULATING SNOW STILL EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TUESDAY NIGHT...

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM OVER THE GREAT BASIN TODAY WILL MOVE
EAST ACROSS OKLAHOMA AND ARKANSAS LATE TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY.
MOISTURE WILL BE DRAWN NORTH INTO THE SYSTEM DURING THE DAY
TUESDAY...AND THE LATEST DATA SUGGESTS THAT SURFACE TEMPERATURES
SUPPORT JUST PLAIN RAIN DURING THE DAY TUESDAY. A CHANGE OVER TO
SNOW IS FIRST EXPECTED DURING THE EVENING TO THE NORTH AND WEST OF
TULSA AS COLDER AIR GRADUALLY WORKS ITS WAY EAST BENEATH THE UPPER
SYSTEM AS IT MOVES OVERHEAD. THE RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW
ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF BETWEEN 1 AND
3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED TO THE NORTHWEST OF TULSA AND ALSO OVER
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. MUCH OF THIS ACCUMULATION MAY BE CONFINED TO
GRASSY AND ELEVATED SURFACES DUE TO THE MARGINAL AIR TEMPERATURE AND
WARM GROUND. AN INCH OR LESS IS EXPECTED OUTSIDE OF THOSE AREAS.
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN TOO WARM THROUGH THE EVENT ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA TO SUPPORT ANY SNOW
ACCUMULATION.

STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS FROM THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA...AS THIS FORECAST WILL CONTINUE
TO BE REFINED AS NEW DATA COMES IN.