Local & Regional
9:41 am
Sun January 5, 2014

'Baby, It is COLD Outside'

Polar air has settled over northeast Oklahoma. That has prompted the National Weather Service in Tulsa to issue several ADVISORIES for the area. The text from the Weather Service is printed below:

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY...
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO
NOON CST MONDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT AND A WIND CHILL ADVISORY
IS IN EFFECT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...CHEROKEE...ADAIR...CREEK...WAGONER...TULSA...
ROGERS...PAWNEE...WASHINGTON...OSAGE AND SEQUOYAH. IN ARKANSAS...
CRAWFORD...SEBASTIAN AND FRANKLIN.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
* AREAS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS PORTIONS
OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA BEFORE ENDING BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

IN ADDITION...VERY COLD AIR COMBINED WITH NORTH WINDS OF 10 TO
20 MPH WILL RESULT IN DANGEROUS WIND CHILLS NEAR ZERO THIS
MORNING AND 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AROUND 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.

IMPACTS...
* ROADS IN THE ADVISORY AREA MAY BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS...
ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AND NON-TREATED SURFACES.

* FROST BITE AND HYPOTHERMIA ARE POSSIBLE IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT
TAKEN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
* USE EXTRA CAUTION IF DRIVING. ATTEMPT TO STAY ON TREATED
ROADWAYS. EXPECT TRAVEL DELAYS.