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Buffalo, Okla., wind chill of negative 20 this morning and in Oklahoma County Spencer wind chill of negative 10

From the Area Forecast Discussion, National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: “Winter precip has ended across the area with just bitter temps and wind chills left to deal with today, as well as slick roadways/walkways. Should see some improvement on this front as clearing skies should allow the sun to do some work on the roads, even with temps remaining well below freezing. Will continue to see wind chills well below zero this morning before some warming and decreasing wind speeds allow wind chills to improve. Earlier update expanded the advisory to include the entire area through 10 am.

“Sfc ridge begins to shift to the east tonight into Tuesday. as this occurs south winds return and a modest warm-up is anticipated. Models are then showing another quick moving, but rather strong upper wave dropping southeast through the Southern Plains on Wednesday. Quite a range of solutions with regards to amount/type of precip with this one. Think NAM is overdoing the snow potential, but could see a rain/snow mix across the north early Wednesday with mainly rain by afternoon.

“A more significant warm-up then commences by late week before another sfc cold front sweeps south through the area early next weekend. Still not real good agreement with medium range models, but have trended cooler on Saturday. Still mention opportunity for snow in northwest Oklahoma early Saturday.”

According to the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network, Buffalo, Okla. this morning had a wind chill of negative 20 and an actual temperature of negative 7.

In Oklahoma County, the Mesonet station for Spencer showed an actual low of 3 this morning and a wind chill of negative 10.



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Bryan Painter

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