Jan 7: Coldest Texoma Morning in 21 Years

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.

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