Up To 6 Inches Of Snow May Fall On Green Country Friday

Friday, February 4th 2011, 11:23 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Mother Nature may have a follow-up punch in store for Green Country – though a much lighter one than this week's record-breaking blizzard.

By 2:30 p.m., Tulsa has officially seen 3 inches of snow with another 1 to 2 possible Friday evening.

"An upper level storm system located to our southwest will be moving northeast this morning producing snow across portions of the state including the Tulsa metro," Crone said Friday.

Worsening road conditions in the Tulsa metro area are being reported to the News On 6 on Friday afternoon. Drivers are urged to use caution and stay off the roads if possible.

Several northeastern Oklahoma counties are under a winter weather advisory. The National Weather Service has issued the advisory for snow which is in effect until 9 p.m. for Tulsa, Creek, Okmulgee, Rogers, Mayes and other counties.

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Light snow is expected to expand across northeast Oklahoma continuing into the early evening. Drivers are urged to be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities.

"Clouds will clear Saturday with morning lows in the mid to upper teens and afternoon highs finally moving into the upper 30s or lower 40s before more clouds approach the state," Crone said.

"Southwest breezes at 10 to 15 mph will be common. The massive snow pack across the northern third of the state will still stick around but above freezing temps and some sun will help out in a small way."

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More Arctic air and yet another storm system appear to be in the works for next week with snow in the forecast Wednesday.

"We can't get too overly concerned with this system which is six days out, but the expected track of this storm combined with the depth of cold air that should be in place would support multi-inch amounts of snow across the state," Crone said.

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The City of Sand Springs is asking its citizens to begin preparations for another storm moving in next week.

The city will send out a CodeRED emergency telephone notification Friday morning. The call will direct citizens to its website where people can get information on storm preparations and what the city is doing to keep ahead of conditions.

They are advising people to stock up on food and medications and continue to check on and assist their neighbors.