Arctic Blast Coming: December 7

Texoma is in line to get its coldest weather in a couple of years on Dec 8-9 as a batch of arctic air surges through. It’s expected to arrive on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Fronts are named based on where the air behind them comes from; this front’s cold originates north of 60 degrees north latitude, where there is little to no sunlight this time of year.

The dense, frigid air mass awaits a “nudge” from the steering flow and it will get one early next week. The front, which marks the leading edge of the arctic air, should pass through Texoma sometime Wednesday followed by windy and much colder late Wednesday and through the day Thursday. Snow or ice is unlikely with this pattern one of dry and very cold.

Everybody will get a hard freeze at a minimum with average lows in the lower 20s; some spots will likely reach the upper teens Friday morning when the surface high is directly overhead.

Now is a good time to check all of your exposed pipes for proper freeze protection, and to make sure you have a warm spot ready for outdoor pets. Needless to say, tender plants will need to be brought inside.

Take Care,
Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
News 12 / KXII-TV