In addition to wintry precip, wind chill temps remain very low
At 9:05 a.m. wind chill readings included negative 3 at the Oklahoma City-West Oklahoma Mesonet weather network
site and negative 11 in northwestern Oklahoma and negative 14 in the eastern Panhandle at Slapout.
There was a wind chill reading of negative 16 earlier today at Hooker, Okla.
In looking back to March 2, 2002, according to the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office Weather History:
“On its second day to affect the region, a winter storm continued on this day (March 2) in 2002.
“During the early morning hours on that day in March 2002, freezing rain turned to snow over a large part of Oklahoma. The highest amounts of snow were seen over northern Oklahoma, where the freezing rain changed to snow quicker. Up to 5 inches of snow was reported in the Enid area, with just a couple of inches reported over central Oklahoma, southward to the Red River Valley.”
For today, here’s a look at the Oklahoma City forecast on this March 2, 2014 as of 9:06 a.m.:
Today Snow and sleet likely. Cloudy, with a high near 16. Wind chill values as low as -3. North wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight Snow likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -11. North wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Monday Mostly sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -8. North wind 5 to 13 mph.
Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph after midnight.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. South southwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east in the morning.
Tuesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.
Wednesday Night A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 60
Here’s a look at some of the lowest actual temperatures so far today:
|Coolest Minimum Temperatures|
|1 – Boise City||3.7F||7:05 am|
|2 – Slapout||4.2F||8:50 am|
|3 – Hooker||4.3F||7:25 am|
|4 – Goodwell||4.5F||7:40 am|
|5 – Kenton||4.6F||8:10 am|
|6 – Beaver||4.6F||8:10 am|
|7 – May Ranch||5.0F||6:50 am|
|8 – Woodward||5.7F||8:05 am|
|9 – Freedom||6.2F||7:10 am|
|10 – Arnett||6.2F||8:25 am|
|11 – Putnam||6.6F||8:55 am|
|12 – Buffalo||6.6F||8:50 am|
|13 – Foraker||6.8F||7:55 am|
|14 – Seiling||6.8F||8:05 am|
|15 – Watonga||6.9F||7:40 am|