Record Snowfall in Tulsa from 2006-11-30 Event

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
820 AM CST FRI DEC 1 2006

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-011800-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
PUSHMATAHA-CHOCTAW-OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-
TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-DELAWARE-CREEK-OKFUSKEE-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-
CHEROKEE-ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-MCINTOSH-SEQUOYAH-PITTSBURG-HASKELL-
LATIMER-LE FLORE-
820 AM CST FRI DEC 1 2006

…HISTORIC WINTER STORM STRIKES NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA…

THE STORM SYSTEM WHICH SPAWNED STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS
EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DURING THE AFTERNOON OF 29
NOVEMBER 2006 TRANSITIONED INTO AN HISTORIC WINTER STORM FOR
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON 30 NOVEMBER
2006…BEFORE PRECIPITATION ENDED DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON
1 DECEMBER 2006.

10.4 INCHES OF SLEET AND SNOW WERE MEASURED AT THE TULSA
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR NOVEMBER 30…WITH A MONTHLY TOTAL OF 10.5
INCHES. THIS LED TO THE FOLLOWING RECORDS (PREVIOUS RECORDS):

HIGHEST MONTHLY SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER (5.6/1972)
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER (4.0/1972)

ADDITIONALLY…THE ANNUAL NORMAL SNOWFALL FOR TULSA IS 9.1 INCHES
WHICH THIS SINGLE STORM HAS EXCEEDED.

ADDITIONAL RECORDS INCLUDE:

15 INCHES AT BARTLESVILLE
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER (6.0/1923/1951)

9 INCHES AT BRISTOW
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER (5.0/1932)

6 INCHES AT BIXBY (PRELIMINARY/)
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL FOR NOVEMBER (5.0/1951)

12 INCHES AT NOWATA (PRELIMINARY)
HIGHEST DAILY SNOWFALL (7.0/1951)

ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL INFORMATION WILL BE ISSUED LATER THIS MORNING…
INCLUDING A GRAPHIC THAT CAN BE VIEWED ON THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE WARNING DECISION PAGE AT WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/TSA.

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