Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
ADA, OK - A major winter storm is buried parts of western Oklahoma and Texas with more than a foot of snow, tropical storm force winds and zero visibility.
Texas governor Rick Perry says state workers and equipment are being mobilized to help stranded motorists as snowfall in the Panhandle nears record levels.
Governor Mary Fallin requested a State of Emergency for 56 Oklahoma counties due to the excessive snow and severe weather.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has closed all highways in the Panhandle and much of the state's northwest because of blizzard conditions.