Weather service: Chances of snow on Tuesday increasing
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, February 10, 2013
2/10/13 at 5:15 PM
The potential for snow accumulation on Tuesday and Tuesday night has increased, the National Weather Service in Tulsa said Sunday.
Forecasters said a weather system will move into the area on Tuesday with the potential for “several inches” of snow north of Interstate 40.
“Indications are that this system will be able to tap into a stream of gulf moisture, which combined with lift from the upper system itself, will increase precipitation amounts more than previously thought,” the weather service said.
“The main uncertainty at this point will be temperatures in the lowest levels of the atmosphere. Some data suggests that a reinforcing push of colder air will accompany the system as it
sweeps across ... which combined with the moisture drawn into the system could produce several inches of snow accumulation along and north of I-40 by Tuesday night.”
However, “other data suggests that the low levels will remain too warm to support much in the way of snow.”
“Stay tuned to the latest forecasts for updates on this potential winter storm,” forecasters said.
The forecast as of Sunday afternoon is for a 70 percent chance of rain on Tuesday with a high of 40, and a 60 percent chance of rain and snow on Tuesday night.
A high of 51 is forecast for Wednesday.
A winter storm watch has been issued for several counties in northwest Oklahoma as of Sunday afternoon.
Kreg Callery walks in the snow near Cherry Street on his lunch break on Dec. 28. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World file