Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Remember the Big March, 2015, Ice Storm?

... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from noon today to
midnight CST tonight...

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect... For the following counties...
 * in Oklahoma... Pushmataha,  Le Flore and Latimer.


 *  In Arkansas...
   Crawford, Sebastian and Franklin.

Hazardous weather...
 * rain will expand across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas
   tonight early this morning. The rain will transition to freezing
   rain... sleet... and finally snow late this afternoon and
   evening... as cold air moves into the region behind a cold front.
   Wintry precipitation will persist into Wednesday night before
   tapering off from northwest to southeast.
 * Around 3 to 6 inches of snow and sleet accumulation and a half
   inch or less of ice accumulation is expected from noon today to
   midnight CST tonight. Higher terrain areas should see the greatest
   accumulations and impacts from the wintry precipitation... with
   slightly higher snow and sleet totals in those areas.

Impacts...
 * travel will become very hazardous or impossible.
Power outages
 * are likely to be widespread in many areas.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
 * delay travel and stay home if possible until conditions improve. This will be a dangerous storm from the perspective of life preservation. This could be a very serious condition.  Take precautions.

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