The Edmond Sun

February 12, 2013

SLIDESHOW: Snow disrupts UCO classes, basketball games

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Tuesday’s snowfall disrupted classes at the University of Central Oklahoma and evening activities including basketball games at Edmond Public Schools.

At 2:53 p.m. it was 34 degrees and a mix of light snow, fog and mist were being reported at the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport, according to the National Weather Service. Total snow accumulation of 1-3 inches was possible for the Edmond area.

Snow was expected to continue mainly before 9 p.m. with new snow accumulation of less than 1 inch possible. Tuesday night’s low was predicted to be near 28 with temperatures rebounding under a sunny sky to near 51 on Wednesday.

Thursday’s forecast called for a high near 55 under mostly sunny skies.

Friday’s forecast called for a 20 percent chance of showers during the daytime hours with a high near 45 and a 20 percent chance of snow Friday night with a low near 26.

During the daytime hours, Edmond streets were mostly covered in slush. Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said weather-related crashes reports from officers on the streets indicated what would amount to an average day.

Due to the weather Edmond Public Schools canceled the high school basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night, district spokeswoman Susan Parks-Schlepp said. This included the Memorial vs. Midwest City home game, the North vs. Putnam City away game and the Santa Fe vs. Mustang home game. Officials said they will keep the public posted on when the games will be rescheduled. No classes were canceled.

Deer Creek Public Schools spokeswoman Lenis DeRieux Winkle could not be reached for comment.

At 1 p.m., UCO closed and all classes were canceled for the rest of the day. Offices also closed. When the university is closed for weather-related purposes, scheduled events and other activities are assumed to be canceled or postponed, the university stated on its website.

UCO administration urged members of its community to exercise caution and use common sense in making decisions to travel to school. When inclement weather arises students, faculty and staff may call the UCO Closing Line at 974-2002 or check the UCO Home Page at | 341-2121, ext. 108