Most winter weather advisories, warnings expire
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Thursday, February 21, 2013
2/21/13 at 12:21 PM
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A majority of winter warnings and advisories expired throughout northeastern Oklahoma after storms moved from the area.
Osage and Pawnee counties still have winter weather advisories in effect until 5 p.m. tonight, as a few lingering areas of light freezing rain are expected.
Mixed sleet may move back into northeast Oklahoma, with 1-2 inches of snow accumulation possible.
In Tulsa, the National Weather Service forecasted a slight chance of freezing rain and sleet between noon and 1 p.m.
The next chances for precipitation are forecast for Sunday and Monday, with chances of showers, according to the weather service. A slight chance of rain and snow is also forecast for Wednesday.
So far today, Tulsa has received 0.85 of an inch of liquid precipitation, which includes rain and melted frozen precipitation, according to the weather service.
Added to the 0.97 of an inch Tulsa has already received this month, February's total liquid precipitation is 1.82 inches. Tulsa also recorded 3.3 inches of snow, including 3.2 inches on Wednesday.
Tulsa's temperatures are forecast to reach the 30s today and Friday before rising to the 40s Saturday and the 50s Sunday. Overnight lows are forecast for the 20s tonight, Friday night and Saturday night, then the 30s Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night.
Tulsa's highest temperature so far this month was 70 degrees on Sunday. The lowest was 16 degrees on Feb. 1.
6-8 inches of snow reported at Woodward
The weather service reported that more than a half-foot of snow in portions of Oklahoma since winter weather moved into the region Wednesday.
Based on spotter estimates, Woodward has recorded 8 inches of snow. Vance Air Force Base reported 3 inches of snow, while Enid reported 2.8 inches. Sweetwater had 2 inches of snow.