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Thursday, November 26, 2015
Rough Idea of Freezing Rain Accumulations
Here is the current precipitation type AccuWeather Regional Radar as of 11am:
Freezing drizzle is occurring in the High Plains of Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle but radar does not show it well. The purples are various types of freezing rain (mixed with sleet in a few locations).
The models have trouble (won't go into the reasons) dealing with freezing rain. That stated, here is a rough idea of the amount of freezing rain to expect.
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If you happen to be in a "hole" between accumulations, don't believe it. Unfocus your eyes and look at these forecasts (i.e.., smooth them in your mind) and it will be more accurate than a specific point forecast.