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WINTER STORM WARNING
Winter Storm Warning
until 12:00 PM CST, Thu., Feb 21, 2013

Issued by The National Weather Service
Tulsa, OK
Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 4:31 AMCST

... WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES... * IN OKLAHOMA... CHEROKEE... ADAIR... DELAWARE... PAWNEE... OTTAWA... WASHINGTON... OSAGE... CRAIG... NOWATA... SEQUOYAH... MUSKOGEE... LE FLORE AND HASKELL.

IN ARKANSAS... WASHINGTON... MADISON... CRAWFORD... BENTON... SEBASTIAN... CARROLL AND FRANKLIN.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER... * AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN WITH A FEW EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO EXPAND ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA EARLY THINS MORNING... AND WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND ACROSS EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS BY SUNRISE. SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE WILL RESULT WITH AROUND A QUARTER OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION EXPECTED IN MANY AREAS. AMOUNTS MAY APPROACH A HALF INCH ACROSS CARROLL AND MADISON COUNTIES. FREEZING RAIN WILL END ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA BY LATE THIS MORNING AND ACROSS NORTHWEST ARKANSAS BY MID AFTERNOON. WIND GUSTS TO 25 MPH WILL PUT STRESS ON ANY ICE COATED POWER LINES AND TREE LIMBS.

IN ADDITION... FREEZING RAIN WILL TRANSITION BACK TO SLEET AND SNOW DURING THE MORNING IN AREAS NEAR THE KANSAS BORDER. ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ARE LIKELY ACROSS NORTHERN PORTIONS OF OSAGE... PAWNEE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES.

IMPACTS... * TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY IN SOME AREAS

* COUNTIES WHERE IT WAS REPORTED THAT ROADS WERE SLICK IN SPOTS... WASHINGTON... NOWATA... CRAIG... OTTAWA... MAYES... DELAWARE... WAGONER... CHEROKEE... ADAIR... MUSKOGEE... MCINTOSH... SEQUOYAH... HASKELL... SEBASTIAN... COUNTIES WHERE SLICK BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WERE REPORTED... OSAGE... PAWNEE... OKFUSKEE... PITTSBURG... LATIMER... LEFLORE... COUNTIES WHERE SLICK AND HAZARDOUS ROADS WERE REPORTED... CARROLL... MADISON... BENTON... WASHINGTON... FRANKLIN...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... * DELAY TRAVEL AND STAY HOME IF POSSIBLE UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE.


 
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