Texoma saw its first significant snowfall in two years on January 6, but what’s more interesting is what happened on the morning of January 7, 2017. Here’s the set-up:
Arctic high pressure was building in, with winds nearly calm under clear skies.
All of Texoma had snowcover, from a half inch to about two inches.
The air was very dry.
This “magic winter recipe” for extreme cold allowed readings to dip to their lowest values since 1996; 21 years ago!
Had the ground been bare under identical conditions, lows would likely have 5 to 10 degrees warmer.
News 12 / KXII-TV