Winter Storm Watch issued for the Tulsa area

As of now, Tulsa will be on the edge of the anticipated winter storm.  In the latest NWS forecast rain is being forecast for Tulsa and to the south of Tulsa.  However, Tulsa is included in the Winter Storm Watch issued earlier today and our chance of ice accumulation could change over the next couple of days.  If you’re travelling outside the Tulsa area, check road condition reports before you travel.  http://www.tulsawxchaser.com/blog/live/road-condition-information/.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
305 PM CST WED JAN 11 2017

OKZ054>061-064-121200-
/O.NEW.KTSA.WS.A.0001.170113T0600Z-170115T1500Z/
OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-TULSA-ROGERS-CREEK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…PAWHUSKA…BARTLESVILLE…NOWATA…
VINITA…MIAMI…PAWNEE…TULSA…CLAREMORE…SAPULPA
305 PM CST WED JAN 11 2017

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING.

* AFFECTED AREA…IN OKLAHOMA…OSAGE…WASHINGTON…NOWATA…
CRAIG…OTTAWA…PAWNEE…TULSA…ROGERS…AND CREEK COUNTIES.

* TIMING…LATE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT…PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL DEVELOP NORTH OF A
STRONG COLD FRONT LATE THURSDAY NIGHT WITH CONTINUED PERIODS OF
FREEZING RAIN FRIDAY…SATURDAY…AND ENDING EARLY SUNDAY
MORNING. ICE ACCUMULATIONS WILL BEGIN ON ELEVATED SURFACES INCLUDING
TREES AND POWER LINES. THIS WILL RAISE POTENTIAL FOR POWER
OUTAGES. ADDITIONALLY…COLDER TEMPERATURES NEAR THE OKLAHOMA
KANSAS BORDER MAY ALLOW FOR ICE ACCUMULATIONS ON ROADWAYS WHICH
WILL IMPACT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATION ON TREES AND POWER LINES MAY OCCUR,
WHICH COULD CAUSE POWER OUTAGES. DO NOT TOUCH DOWNED LINES AND
REPORT ANY POWER OUTAGES TO YOUR ELECTRIC COMPANY.

DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF POWER OUTAGES, FLASHLIGHTS WITH A GOOD
SUPPLY OF BATTERIES ARE RECOMMENDED. MAKE SURE YOUR CAR IS
WINTERIZED AND IN GOOD WORKING ORDER.

THIS WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS A SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION OF ICE
EXPECTED IN THE WATCH AREA.

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Published by Tim

Tim is a storm chaser and photographer from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

2 Comments

  • Jared Wolfe

    January 12, 2017 at 7:41 am Reply

    Tim, do your job as company meteorologist and frieze the rain please. I want an excuse to not have to open my door this weekend.

    • Tim

      January 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm Reply

      I’ll do my best. :)

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