Sunday, December 27, 2015

Noon Winter Storm Update

Here is the AccuWeather Regional Radar at 11:50am. The heavy rains continue from the Ozarks to northeast Texas. Severe flooding is reported in some areas and extreme caution should be used if traveling. I would not even attempt to travel in that area tonight.
The extreme winds (gusts to 62 mph!) at Altus, Oklahoma, have caused the reservoir water pumping station to lose power and the water supply is severely limited. Power is out in a number of areas in western Oklahoma.

Here is a forecast radar for midnight tonight. The storm finally gets organized.
Other than in northwest Kansas, I would discourage travel tonight in Kansas and Oklahoma due to ice, snow, flooding and high winds. Blizzard conditions are possible tonight from central Kansas to southwest Oklahoma.

ADDITION at 1:20pm. New Mexico's Gov. Martinez has declared a "state of emergency" due to the blizzard. She says there are eight foot drifts and people stranded by the storm.

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