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Information from NWS Norman regarding upcoming snowstorm

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Residents who live in Oklahoma and have paid attention to local news outlets over the past 24 hours have heard about the possibility of a big snowstorm impacting much of the state Sunday into Monday.

The National Weather Service in Norman has sent out a Special Weather Statement as of 4:20 a.m. Thursday morning. The exact wording of the statement is posted below:

“A significant snowstorm is expected to begin Saturday night in northwest Oklahoma, then spread quickly southeast through the day on Sunday. The heaviest snowfall will probably occur Sunday night and early Monday. Snowfall totals of 5 to 10 inches will be the rule, with higher amounts in some areas. The “dry” nature of the snow will make it particularly susceptible to being blown around by the wind, and drifting snow is likely. Near-blizzard conditions may occur in unprotected areas Sunday night and Monday.

In addition to the snow, very cold weather and moderate winds will produce dangerously cold wind chills throughout Oklahoma and north Texas from Saturday through Tuesday.”

Since it’s still a few days away until the snowstorm is expected, data is likely to change regarding how much snow will occur. We could also see around one inch of snow across northern Oklahoma late Friday into early Saturday. You can stay up-to-date on weather for the area by going to the NWS Norman section at Weather.gov. (Click here)