Winter Weather

Things are beginning to look a lot like winter.  Hope you enjoyed the nice weather we had.

Here is the update that was circulated by Garfield County Emergency Manager Mike Honigsberg this morning.

12/20/13 FRIDAY
Cloudy with highs near 33. Northwest winds 15-25 mph becoming calm this evening. 
Friday nite lows near 29 with calm winds becoming NW 5-10 mph after 
midnight. Freezing rain is a strong possibility later tonight then 
changing over to snow as the upper low moves across the area.

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

* TIMING: AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FRIDAY
  EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING. ALTHOUGH SOME WARMING IS
  POSSIBLE SATURDAY...BRIEFLY CHANGING FREEZING RAIN BACK TO
  RAIN...A TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE SATURDAY
  AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT: ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON TREES AND POWER LINES FRIDAY 
  NIGHT AND SATURDAY. DEVELOPMENT OF SLICK BRIDGES...OVERPASSES 
  AND WALKWAYS. 

* OTHER IMPACTS: SLICK AND DANGEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS POSSIBLE 
  SATURDAY EVENING INTO SUNDAY...MAINLY OVER FAR NORTHERN 
  OKLAHOMA. HIGHEST SNOW TOTALS ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR NORTHWEST 
  OKLAHOMA WHERE UP TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE BY DAYBREAK SUNDAY. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
KEEP UP WITH THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION...ESPECIALLY IF YOU
PLAN TO TRAVEL.

In addition, here is a warning that was JUST ISSUED by the National Weather Service:..ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST
SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED AN ICE STORM
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM CST
SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* MAIN IMPACT: FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY NIGHT AND
CONTINUE SATURDAY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND ONE-HALF INCH
WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN… CENTRAL AND NORTH
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. THIS ICE WILL
ACCUMULATE ON TREES AND POWERLINES AND RESULT IN THE DEVELOPMENT
OF SLICK BRIDGES…OVERPASSES AND WALKWAYS. ISOLATED POWER
OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* OTHER IMPACTS: FREEZING RAIN AND RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW LATE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON OR EVENING. ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 4 INCHES
WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA WITH LIGHTER
AMOUNTS FARTHER SOUTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DO NOT TRAVEL IN ICY CONDITIONS. BE SURE YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF
YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY IF YOU LOSE ELECTRICAL POWER. WATCH OUT
FOR FALLING TREES…LIMBS AND POWER LINES.

The latest weather graphics can be found here:  Weather Graphics