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10:26 am
Sat February 11, 2012

Winter Weather Headed Our Way

Tulsa, OK – ...WINTRY PRECIPITATION LOOKING LIKELY FOR SUNDAY NIGHT INTO
MONDAY...

A MIX OF WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA
AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...CONTINUING INTO
THE DAY MONDAY. THE TIMING OF PRECIPITATION COULD MEAN IMPACTS FOR
THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE.

A FAST MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE OUT OF THE DESERT SOUTHWEST
LATE THIS WEEKEND...RESULTING IN PRECIPITATION DEVELOPMENT ACROSS
THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. WITH COLD AIR ALREADY IN PLACE...THE
PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY BEGIN AS SNOW ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA
LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...SPREADING INTO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MONDAY
MORNING.

AS THE STORM SYSTEM MOVES CLOSER TO AND OVER THE AREA...TEMPERATURES
ALOFT WILL INCREASE FROM SOUTH TO NORTH...WHICH WILL CAUSE THE
SNOW TO TRANSITION TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN MONDAY MORNING INTO
MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIER PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY END
FROM WEST TO EAST BY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON WITH LINGERING AREAS OF
DRIZZLE OR FREEZING DRIZZLE INTO MONDAY EVENING.

THE HIGHEST SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR NEAR THE KANSAS
AND MISSOURI BORDERS...AS WELL AS IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS OF
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THAT 1 TO 3 INCHES
OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS LIKELY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
SLEET AMOUNTS APPROACHING A QUARTER INCH WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE
SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 44. THERE IS ALSO THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME
MINOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS TO THE SOUTH OF THE HEAVIER SNOW BAND.
PROLONGED POWER OUTAGES OR SIMILAR MAJOR ICE IMPACTS ARE NOT
EXPECTED.

PERSONS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AS SNOW
AND ICE AMOUNTS CONTINUE TO BE REFINED THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A
WINTER STORM WATCH MAY BE NEEDED FOR SOME AREAS LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
INTO MONDAY.