Significant Snowfall expected for Oklahoma on Thursday

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
934 PM CST WED JAN 30 2008

..SNOWSTORM IMPACT ALERT


DANGEROUS SNOWFALL AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND INTO FAR NORTHWEST ARKANSAS ON THURSDAY.
THE LATEST DATA SUPPORT TOTAL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 40 AND SOUTH OF THE KANSAS OKLAHOMA BORDER...WITH A
NARROW CORRIDOR OF 8 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE. THIS HEAVY
BAND OF SNOW IS POISED TO IMPACT THE TULSA METROPOLITAN
AREA...INCLUDING SUCH CITIES AS SAND
SPRINGS...JENKS...BIXBY...OWASSO...AND BROKEN ARROW. THE MAJORITY
OF THE SNOW WILL FALL BETWEEN SUNRISE AND SUNSET ON THURSDAY.

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF THIS MAGNITUDE...AND MOSTLY OCCURRING WITHIN A
12 HOUR TIMEFRAME...WILL MAKE TRAVEL CONDITIONS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE
AND LIKELY HAVE IMPACTS ON THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AS PREVIOUSLY
DAMAGED TREE LIMBS FALL. ADDITIONALLY...WINDS WILL BECOME GUSTY
FROM THE NORTH BY THURSDAY EVENING...AND PRODUCE SNOW DRIFTS OF
OVER TWO FEET. IMPACTS FROM THESE TYPE OF SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL
CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL DAY. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL CONTINUE TO BE
REFINED AS LATER DATA BECOMES AVAILABLE.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.
ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE DECISION
SUPPORT PAGE AT: WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/TULSA.
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