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Last updated 1:14PM ET
April 21, 2021
Nebraska News
Nebraska News
Oklahoma braces for another winter storm
(KOSU) - Oklahomans brace today for another round of
winter weather that forecasters say could leave a half-foot or more
of snow -- or perhaps freezing rain or sleet -- in parts of a state
still reeling from a three-day ice storm a week earlier.
Norman-based National Weather Service forecaster Cheryl Sharpe
says the southwestern Oklahoma town of Altus reported snow briefly
late yesterday.
But she says that at the same time, the precipitation from the
storm was falling as rain, freezing rain and sleet in southern and
western parts of Oklahoma.
Sharpe says that precipitation should change to snow early
today, depending on atmospheric temperatures.
If those temperatures don't fall, causing the precipitation to
turn to snow, Oklahoma could receive more freezing rain and sleet,
or rain if ground temperatures remain warm enough.
The latest winter storm comes as Oklahomans continued a slow
recovery from one that hit the state last Friday through Sunday.
Nearly 63-thousand thousand customers remained without electric
power early today.
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