The Edmond Sun

February 12, 2013

SLIDESHOW: Snow covers Edmond

UCO closes at 1, cancels evening activities

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — UPDATE: Susan Parks-Schlepp, spokeswoman for Edmond Public Schools, said as of 12:30 p.m. no decision has been made by the district yet on whether to close early due to the snow fall. The district is monitoring weather conditions and will alert parents and the public if the situation changes. Meanwhile, the University of Central Oklahoma stated on its website that its campus will close at 1 p.m. today. All classes are canceled for the remainder of the day and offices will be closing.

 

Edmond was under a winter storm watch and much of northwest Oklahoma was under a winter storm warning Tuesday morning.

Snow is falling now in Edmond with weather radar indicating a broad area of light to moderate precipitation across central Oklahoma. Rain in Edmond transitioned to snow shortly after 10 a.m. today.

Cities in the warning area included Enid, Woodward, Gage, Watonga, Clinton, Elk City, Hobart and Altus, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory was in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday. A winter storm watch, which included Edmond, was no longer in effect according to bulletin issued at 5 a.m.

Edmond was along a line separating a band of potential 1-3 inches to the east and 3-5 inches to the west. Areas in the warning in western Oklahoma could receive 5-6 inches with isolated areas possibly receiving 7 inches of snow.

Edmond’s forecast included a 100 percent chance of heavy snow Tuesday and a 70 percent chance of snow Tuesday evening. Accumulations may cause slick and hazardous roadways, according to the NWS. Even small amounts of ice and snow can make roads and sidewalks slick and dangerous.

Snow was expected to be heavy at times. From noon to 6 p.m. thunder snow will be possible. Temperatures were expected to remain in the 30s and low 40s throughout the day.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 47, followed by mostly sunny skies and a high near 51 on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.