Snow doesn't stick around for long in Texoma

By: First Weather Team Email
By: First Weather Team Email

Reports of snowfall from one to six inches have been reported across Texoma. KXII chief meteorologist Steve LaNore has the latest in his Tuesday afternoon web weather discussion.

Here is Steve LaNore's web forecast from Tuesday afternoon.

Not As Cold Tonight, Snow Melting Quickly
3:20 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2008

The snow came in heaver than expected last night. Several convective snow bands (heavy deep showers of snow) developed around the upper low, generating snowfall rates of over one inch per hour. Reports of lightning were also received from a few locations, underscoring the strong thermal vertical motion (convection) that was present in these bands.

The heaviest snow was right along the Hwy 69/75 corridor where 5-6” fell from Durant to Pottsboro and southward into Grayson County. Three to four inch snows were also reported in Lamar, Choctaw, and Pushmataha Counties. Today, the snow vanished almost as quickly as it came under bright March sunshine. Most locations in Texoma were 45-50 degrees at mid-afternoon; making for rapid melting.

Temperatures should generally remain above freezing tonight with snow melt continuing.
Southerly winds should keep most locations in the mid to upper 30s.
A new cold front will be moving rapidly southeast from its Tuesday afternoon position in Colorado to Oklahoma and Texas Wednesday. Gusty westerly winds ahead of the front should boost highs into the upper 50s/lower 60s. Any snow that survives tonight should certainly be gone tomorrow (except for a few shrinking snowmen perhaps!).

Winds will shift northwest behind the front and be quite gusty for a few hours. An upper trough lagging behind the surface front will “swing” overhead Thursday and Friday. This trough will be quite strong, but unlike Monday’s snowmaker this one will be quite moisture starved. I am expecting clouds and colder temperatures for Thursday/Friday, but am including only low rain chances at this time.

Unseasonably cool/cold weather may continue through Saturday morning , before milder weather returns with southerly winds by Sunday.

Here are the numbers:

Tonight: Clear, Not As Cold…..Lows 32-39
Wednesday: Partly Cloudy, Becoming Breezy.…..Highs 57-64
Thursday: Variable Clouds, 20% Rain…..34/44
Friday: Windy, 20% Rain…..30/45
Saturday: Mostly Sunny…..26/55
Sunday: Breezy, Warmer…..38/67
Monday: Increasing Clouds, Windy…..46/70
Tuesday: Windy, 20% Rain…..54/72

May You Have A Most Excellent Wednesday!
Steve LaNore
KXII-TV


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