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9:01 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Storm Update: Winter Storm Warning

Tulsa, Ok – 345 AM CST MON JAN 31 2011

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM CST
WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
6 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...PITTSBURG...SEQUOYAH...LE FLORE...LATIMER AND
HASKELL. IN ARKANSAS...CRAWFORD...SEBASTIAN AND FRANKLIN.

* THIS REPLACES THE WINTER STORM WATCH THAT WAS IN EFFECT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* MODERATE TO HEAVY SLEET AND SNOW WILL SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD INTO
EASTERN OKLAHOMA TONIGHT...AND CONTINUE EASTWARD INTO
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AFTER SUNRISE TUESDAY. A BRIEF PERIOD OF
FREEZING RAIN WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME.
HEAVY SLEET AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY...BEFORE
ENDING FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.

* FROM 3 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION AND A QUARTER INCH OR
LESS OF ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED. SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF
AROUND AN INCH WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

* NORTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL DEVELOP ON TUESDAY
ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA PRODUCING NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AT
TIMES...WITH VISIBILITIES BEING REDUCED BELOW ONE MILE. THESE
WINDS WILL ALSO PRODUCE DANGEROUS WIND CHILL VALUES.

IMPACTS...
* TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. ISOLATED
POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY IN SOME AREAS

DEFINITION...
* A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER IS
EXPECTED OR IS OCCURRING. GUSTY WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

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

* MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FOOD...WATER AND
NECESSARY MEDICATION TO LAST THROUGH THE DURATION OF THE WINTER
STORM.

* STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR
TELEVISION FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS WEATHER
EVENT. ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT:
WEATHER.GOV/TULSA.