Extreme Winter Weather to Begin February

UPDATE: 9:30p.m.

Overall, the forecast remains the same but I am concerned enough ice could stick to trees and pwoer lines to cause power failures since the winds will be very gusty all day Tuesday. The ice threat will generally be higher further south while more snow will fall further north.

If more of the precipitation falls as ice, then the snow totals will come in a bit less.

Look for the heaviest precipitation between 3a.m. and noon....with all precipitation expected to end west to east before sunset.

=====Original post Monday morning=======

Your February in Texoma begins with a major winter weather event, and severe cold too.

Here are the bullet points:

  •  Freezing rain and sleet begin overnight and changes to snow Tuesday.
  •  The coldest air in several years will punch through during the day Tuesday.
  • Expect strong  northerly winds of 25-35mph and wind chills below zero Tuesday afternoon/night.
  • Near-blizzard conditions are possible (especially northwest half of Texoma) by Tuesday afternoon.
  • This will be somewhat similar to the Christmas Eve snowfall of 2009, but with colder temperatures and more ice before the snow change-over takes place.
  •  Snow should end Tuesday afternoon/evening.
  •  Lows near zero are possible over the northern half of Texoma with lows of 6-12 expected in the southern portions for mid-week.
  • Thursday morning will probably be the coldest with a potential for skies to clear.

This bitterly cold arctic air mass dominates Texoma weather into the beginning of the weekend. This means any ice or snow we get will likely remain on the ground through Friday, and possibly Saturday.

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

KXII-TV

 

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