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Mon January 25, 2010

Winter Storm Watch for Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
THURSDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH FOR FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...CHEROKEE...ADAIR...CREEK...OKFUSKEE...OKMULGEE...
WAGONER...TULSA...ROGERS...MAYES...DELAWARE...SEQUOYAH...
WASHINGTON...OSAGE...CRAIG...NOWATA...PAWNEE...OTTAWA...MCINTOSH
AND MUSKOGEE. IN ARKANSAS...WASHINGTON...MADISON...BENTON AND
CARROLL.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* BANDS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL SPREAD INTO NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING
WITH PRECIPITATION TRANSITIONING TO A MIXTURE OF SLEET...THEN
SNOW BY THURSDAY EVENING INTO THURSDAY NIGHT.

* 4 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. A
QUARTER TO HALF INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION FROM FREEZING RAIN
WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THE HEAVIEST BAND CURRENTLY PROJECTED TO
BE NEAR AN OKFUSKEE...WAGONER...SPRINGDALE...BERRYVILLE LINE.
THE HEAVIER SLEET AND SNOW WILL BEGIN TO SHIFT NORTHEAST OF THE
REGION THURSDAY NIGHT. ICE AND SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL CONTINUE
TO BE REFINED IN THE UPCOMING DAYS.

IMPACTS...
* ROADS...BRIDGES...AND OVERPASSES WILL LIKELY BECOME SLICK AND
HAZARDOUS IN THE WATCH AREA...MAKING TRAVEL TREACHEROUS. POWER
OUTAGES WILL BE LIKELY IN THE HEAVIER FREEZING RAIN BANDS.

DEFINITION...
* A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS HEAVY SNOW AND A SIGNIFICANT
ACCUMULATION OF ICE AND SLEET IS EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
* CONSIDER CHANGING TRAVEL PLANS THURSDAY. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN
ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF FOOD...WATER AND THE 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.