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WEEKEND UPDATE: Area Ice Storm Warning

Brock Kappelmann - January 12, 2017 4:24 pm

TEXAS-BEAVER-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…GUYMON…BEAVER…BOOKER…PERRYTON…
531 PM CST SAT JAN 14 2017

…ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST SUNDAY…

* PRECIP TYPE…EXPECT PERIODS OF LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY MODERATE
FREEZING RAIN TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLE AS WELL AS THE NORTHEAST TEXAS PANHANDLE TODAY AND
CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* ACCUMULATIONS…TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF
OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING CONDITIONS WILL BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE. POWER
OUTAGES MAY OCCUR. DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES IS POSSIBLE.
COMMERCE WILL LIKELY BE IMPACTED. ALSO…ICE ON SIDEWALKS…PORCHES…AND
DRIVEWAYS WILL MAKE WALKING HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

AN ICE STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP A WINTER SURVIVAL WITH
YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED…STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE. BE ALERT FOR
SNAPPED POWER LINES AND TREE BRANCHES. BE PREPARED FOR POWER
OUTAGES BY HAVING ALTERNATIVE HEAT SOURCES AND SEVERAL DAYS OF
SUPPLIES.
HAMILTON-KEARNY-FINNEY-STANTON-GRANT-CLARK-
HASKELL-GRAY-MORTON-STEVENS-SEWARD-MEADE
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…SYRACUSE…LAKIN…DEERFIELD…
GARDEN CITY…JOHNSON CITY…ULYSSES…SUBLETTE…SATANTA…
CIMARRON…DODGE CITY…ELKHART…HUGOTON…LIBERAL…
MEADE…PLAINS CITY…FOWLER…ASHLAND…MINNEOLA…
1200 PM CST SAT JAN 14 2017 /1100 AM MST SAT JAN 14 2017/

…ICE STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/
MONDAY…

* TIMING…LIGHT FREEZING RAIN SHOWERS ARE LIKELY TO DEVELOP THIS
EVENING…BUT MORE WIDESPREAD AND HEAVIER FREEZING RAIN CAN BE
EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY. FREEZING RAIN MAY CHANGE TO
SNOW OVER FAR WESTERN KANSAS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS…A HALF INCH TO MORE THAN AN INCH OF ICE IS
POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST ICE ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE ALONG AND
SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM WAKEENEY TO GARDEN CITY TO LIBERAL.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…TWO TO FOUR INCHES OF SNOW COULD FALL
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING MAINLY WEST OF HIGHWAY 83
WITH LIGHTER AMOUNTS FARTHER EAST.

* MAIN IMPACT…FREEZING RAIN AND POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT ICING.
ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE HALF INCH TO AROUND ONE INCH OR MORE
COULD CAUSE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES.

* OTHER IMPACTS…TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY HAZARDOUS WITH ICE
COVERED ROADWAYS. TREES AND POWER LINES MAY BREAK AND RESULT
IN POWER OUTAGES AND DAMAGE TO VEHICLES AND STRUCTURES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

AN ICE STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE ACCUMULATIONS
WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE. TRAVEL IS STRONGLY
DISCOURAGED. COMMERCE WILL LIKELY BE SEVERELY IMPACTED. IF YOU
MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR
VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. ICE ACCUMULATIONS AND WINDS WILL
LIKELY LEAD TO SNAPPED POWER LINES AND FALLING TREE BRANCHES THAT
ADD TO THE DANGER.

 

 

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