Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shot of Significant Snow TX Panhandle / Western Oklahoma Today...

Snow is falling, some heavy, across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandle region just before dawn this morning.  The upper level weather disturbance responsible for the precipitation will lift East/Northeast today, spreading accumulating snow across the region, as well as into western and portions of central Oklahoma.

The latest run of the high resolution NAM computer model is forecasting the heaviest snow to accumulate across the southeastern half of the Texas panhandle into west-central Oklahoma.

While I don't necessarily agree with the total amount of snow that is forecast by the model, I do agree that widespread 4-6 inch snowfall can be expected within the purple shaded areas on the image below, with localized amounts of 6-9 inches possible, especially within the lighter purple shaded areas:

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect across much of the region for today, as shown in pink on the image below (remember, a Winter Storm Warning means that snowfall of at least 4 inches is forecast):

Very hazardous driving conditions will be present across the Winter Storm Warning area, as well as adjacent areas in the lighter tan shading, which indicates a Winter Weather Advisory (for less than 4 inches of snow).

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1 comment:

Jerry Smith said...

I have a few friends in this region, and they have informed me they are getting hit with the snow as we speak. So far, as much as 2 inches.