Winter Weather Sliding Out Of Oklahoma

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 11:58 am
By: Dee Duren

What a difference a degree or two can make! The expected moisture turned to snow - and quite a bit of it - in Green Country on Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for much of northeastern Oklahoma during the storm."It changed over from a wintry mix to snow earlier than expected when the temperature in Tulsa dropped to 32 and 31 north of town," said WARN Team meteorologist Tom Bennett.

"You see how much difference a degree makes."

By 8 p.m., the advisory had been canceled for most of northeast Oklahoma.

EMSA reports that there were a handful of wrecks from the storm, but no more than an average rainy day. There was one serious collision on the Broken Arrow Expressway, however.

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"Surface temperatures on Tulsa arterials are currently above freezing and the City of Tulsa will continue to monitor road conditions through the night," said Michelle Allen with the City of Tulsa. 

"Crews will remain on-call to respond if conditions are necessary. The City of Tulsa has 9,500 tons of salt on hand to respond to winter weather."

Tulsa officially has had 2 inches. Mannford has the heaviest snowfall with 3 inches reported. Three to 4 inches of snow have been reported in the Oklahoma City area, according to WARN Team Meteorologist Travis Meyer.

Viewers in Bartlesville, Skiatook, Cleveland, Chelsea, Glenpool, Vinita, Dewey, Kellyville, Barnsdall, Verdigris, Prue and Mannford have all reported snow.

Oklahoma Road Conditions

Oklahoma Department of Transportation crews continue to monitor and treat isolated slick areas on highways and bridges in eastern Oklahoma. The state says conditions are improving in central Oklahoma, and roads are clearing in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas. ODOT warns drivers to be careful through the overnight hours as possible black ice conditions could develop.

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