Winter Storm: Thu NIght UPDATE

 UPDATE: Thu 28 Jan 2010 / 10:45pm

The much-advertised winter storm has brought very heavy sleet and freezing rain from Tulsa to Oklahoma City to Lawton, but has yet to affect most of Texoma with travel troubles.
The system has slowed down, and this is allowing warm air to wrap around the top of the surface low from the east. At the same time, heavy rain falling from warmer air above further eroded the cold air at the surface.
This is why temperatures throughout Texoma were warmer at 9pm Thursday than they were at 5pm.
As the surface low moves slowly eastward, locally heavy rain…with some freezing rain over northernmost counties…will continue.
The circulation around the departing low will allow much colder air back into the area Friday. The maximum coverage for wintry precipitation is now expected between 6am and 6pm Friday, ending west to east during the afternoon and evening.
Some areas may receive significant snowfall, or sleet, before this quits Friday night.
Amounts listed below still look good; some areas may have up to 2" of snow by the time it's all done, although I suspect most of us will get less (as map shows).  


 Mon 25 Jan 2010 / 4:00pm

A drastic return to winter weather is in the offing for Thursday. A Winter Storm Watch has already been posted for much of Oklahoma, including almost all Texoma counties north of the Red.
Freezing rain, sleet and snow will likely affect various parts of the state beginning late Wednesday and through much of day Thursday.
The Texas regions of Texoma may also get some ice or snow on Thursday.
A pool of arctic air now over northern Canada will be pulled southward by a deep upper low pressure system; meanwhile, an upper trough will move along in the jet stream flow from the west.
While this is taking place, Gulf moisture will rapidly increase Wednesday, putting all of the ingredients in place for a major winter storm (see map below).
The track of the low has a great deal of influence on amount and type of precipitation, so we’ll need to keep close tabs on where it’s going; nevertheless, good model agreement points to a winter weather event for our area Thursday. 
Stay Warm and stay tuned…
Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist


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  • by Faye on Feb 11, 2010 at 08:22 AM
    I believe that all schools in the area affected by the hazordous road conditions should cancel and put childrens' safety first until the roads clear up.
  • by hate snow on Jan 31, 2010 at 02:58 PM
    i hate snow it causes delays car crashes cancellings hate it kills people curses
  • by FONZIE Location: BUGTUSSLE on Jan 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM
    Power of observation and past experience. Seems like Bonham up through Ardmore is in a Geo-thermal pocket or something. We always seem to just miss out on it in these parts. Very frustrating. Thanks Bonham Girl!
  • by BONHAM GIRL Location: BONHAM on Jan 29, 2010 at 10:18 AM
  • by raven Location: ravenna on Jan 29, 2010 at 09:18 AM
    we always miss out on the good stuff, everyone else is getting the ice and snow, not us we only get rain. even in the warmer months its the same everyone else gets 3 inches of rain, but fannin county only gets a sprinkle.
  • by Angela Location: Pooleville on Jan 28, 2010 at 05:30 PM
    Ice started accumulating on trees and power lines here about 11:00 am. I have several limbs down already and the worst of the storm is yet to come.
  • by Mary Location: Thackerville, OK on Jan 28, 2010 at 02:36 PM
    Could you please use town names instead of counties when talking about storms.
  • by Fonzie Location: Bugtussle on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:49 AM
    Now it looks like it's turning back to the northwest and may make a loop. Thus delaying the arrival of the main Low and spinning pieces of energy our way. Cold air already in place...That would mean trouble for us, eh Steve? These storms have a mind of their own!
  • by kat Location: denison on Jan 28, 2010 at 10:03 AM
    I hope so Chris!
  • by Chris Location: Denison on Jan 28, 2010 at 07:52 AM
    Well it looked as if we were going to miss the brunt of this storm, however, temperatures are cooling way more quick than expected. I think we will get a full blow of this storm. Things will get interesting quick. Be careful everyone.
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