The Edmond Sun

February 20, 2013

Edmond receives round No. 1 of wintry mix

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — When it comes to the latest winter storm Edmond is not out of the woods yet, forecasters said.

During Wednesday morning’s commute, temperatures were just above freezing, making for mostly slushy rather than icy city streets. At mid-morning, it was 35 degrees at the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport, which reported light snow, fog and mist, according to the National Weather Service.

A winter weather advisory remained in effect until noon Thursday for  the following Oklahoma counties: Major, Garfield, Noble, Roger Mills, Dewey, Custer, Blaine, Kingfisher, Logan, Payne, Canadian, Lincoln and Oklahoma County.

The main impact is a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain; total daytime snow and sleet accumulations of 1-3 inches were possible in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday afternoon, the precipitation was expected to be in the form of snow, sleet and rain before transitioning back into a wintry mix Wednesday evening.

The National Weather Service urged motorists to be careful if traveling. Even small amounts of ice and snow can make roads and sidewalks slick and dangerous.

Wednesday night, the National Weather Service’s Edmond forecast called for rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain and sleet before midnight, then snow and freezing rain likely, possibly mixed with rain and sleet. Low will be about 32 with east-southeast winds 11-16 mph and gusts up to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Little or no ice accumulation is expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

Thursday’s forecast called for rain and snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain before noon with a high near 46. An east wind will become west-northwest in the afternoon, with gusts up to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation will be 80 percent. Little or no ice accumulation is expected, and new snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

Thursday night, skies will be mostly clear, with a low around 21. Friday it will be sunny with a high near 39. Friday through Sunday will be free of precipitation.



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