I posted a blog about a week ago with what to expect for January. In that blog we discussed what is going to occur at the end of this week and beyond. So be sure to visit my website directly or through my free weather app ATsWeatherToGo and also via Facebook and Twitter to get notified as early as possible about upcoming big weather events. Each key word is hyperlinked for your convenience to add those accounts as your goto social media resources.
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As far as the weather goes, get ready for some fun…I mean extreme cold! Several blasts of arctic air will provide glancing blows to Oklahoma over the coming weeks. In addition, we’ll get several storm systems to move through. Not all will have enough moisture to produce snow, but a few will. The first comes on Saturday the 19th. Cold air follows with temperatures bombing out to around zero degrees Sunday morning for parts of the state. These are early estimates from the models, so exact numbers will be a little different and probably even colder. Short range models will have the best handle on the cold air. You’ll want to protect your outdoor pipes/faucets for the remainder of January. The snow appears to be light with amounts in the 1-3″ range at this point, but it’s way early in the game.
I’ll have more on this big change to our weather in the coming days. The other days to keep an eye on are the 23rd, 25th and end of the month for quick moving storm systems. We’ll see if we can’t get a little more snow to come out of those too. =) -AT
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