Archive for the ‘Oklahoma Ice Storm’ Category

Brace Yourself Oklahoma

December 12, 2007
It’s a cold, but quiet beginning weatherwise today in Oklahoma, but forecasters say another round of winter weather is bearing down on the southern Plains.

The National Weather Service says heavy precipitation is expected within the next 24 hours over southeastern Oklahoma, which was spared from the recent ice storm. Most of the anticipated precipitation should be rain.

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Bad Weather Hits Oklahoma

December 11, 2007

OKPNS would like to take this moment to send our prayers to the many Oklahomans who have been affected by the Ice Storms.

The National Weather Service strongly discouraged travel in the areas covered by ice storm warnings, noting that downed power lines and fallen tree branches could pose dangers to drivers. In the event driving is necessary, people should keep an extra flashlight, food and water in the vehicle in case of emergency, the weather service advised.

Freezing rain was also forecast for southeast Kansas into central Missouri Friday and was expected to hit Interstate 44 by late Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

Ice up to three-quarters of an inch will be likely by Saturday morning, and some parts — including the metropolitan St. Louis area — could see ice accumulations of an inch and a half by Sunday, all of which could mean widespread power outages, the weather service said.

In the week ahead, parts of Oklahoma will have highs in the 20s and lows in the teens and possibly single digits, CNN meteorologist Sean Morris said.

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