Close to Record Cold Feb 2-3

February 2011 came in with bitterly cold wind chills behind a very stout arctic front: as low as minus 15: Texoma hasn’t seen such a low wind chill value in many years. Wind will ease Wednesday but we’ll remain under the influence of the arctic weather system through Friday.

Snow/sleet report for Feb 1, 2011 (discussion continues below maps):

 

 

 

Lows will be near record values through Friday. Here are present record lows through Feb 4th:

City
Feb 2nd record low Feb 3rd record low Feb 4th record low
Ada 1 (1911) 1 (1985) -1(1996)
Antlers -10 (1951) 5 (1985) 3 (1996)
Ardmore -1 (1985) 6 (1989) 2 (1996)
Durant -4 (1951) 7 (1918) 3 (1996)
Sherman-Denison 2 (1951) 5 (1951) 5 (1996)

 

A few locations may fall below zero Wednesday or Thursday morning over southern Oklahoma.

Thursday, Feb 3rd will be the most likely morning for records to be matched or exceeded.

If you are tired of cold the news is not promising as the top three models I use (GFS, ECMWF and FNMOC) all depict another shot of very cold arctic air by Monday. 

I’ll delve into this possibility further with a new blog I will post tomorrow. In the meantime…please drive very carefully if you must travel…and stay warm…

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

KXII-TV

 

 

 

 

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  • by Danny Glover Location: Sherman on Feb 2, 2011 at 11:12 AM
    Shut up snow bunny you still have another month! 2012 is all over anyways!
  • by James H Location: Ladonia on Feb 2, 2011 at 08:14 AM
    Hey Steve it sure is cold here in Ladonia,,About the front coming on Monday Some of the models show some more winter mix for us. Do you think it will be light or about the same as this last storm?? And do you think the temps will get as cold as this week did? Thanks steve!!!
  • by Heather on Feb 1, 2011 at 03:39 PM
    This snow bunny is OFFICIALLY over winter in Texoma.
  • by Dee Location: Sherman on Feb 1, 2011 at 01:46 PM
    ANOTHER shot of cold arctic air??? Why wait to share the good news??
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