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By: OrangeRoses , 3:57 AM GMT on February 11, 2012

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Earlier in the day the National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement about the cold winter weather coming Sunday evening and Monday. Read about the snow and frozen rain. Right now we are just starting to see the beginnings of this Arctic Chillout.

Observations 9 PM Friday Feb. 10, 2012

Source: Mesonet
Temp rapidly dropping. Currently 35° at 8:55 PM and should go below freezing within 1 hour.

6:45 PM windchill 32° gust 27 mph North
8:55 PM windchill 26° gust 25 mph North

Source: Local Airport

Temp dropped 6 degrees in 2 hours. Currently 34°

6:55 PM windchill 26° gust 31 mph North
8:55 PM windchill 24° gust 15 mph North

Observations 1 PM Saturday Feb. 11, 2012

It's all•about windchill.
14° WC at 10 AM. Temp currently 30°, WC 20° at 111. I don't believe the forecasted high of 36° will happen, which brings us to the cold weather about to get colder along with some precipitation approaching, coming in the form of frozen rain, sleet and even snow.

Sunday after sunset(6 PM CST), all night, and Monday all day.

¤ Long awaited at last
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch
and Now on Sunday
A Winter Weather Advisory

for a mix of snow, sleet and ice which is in effect from midnight tonight to noon CST Monday. The Winter Storm Watch is, of course, no longer in effect.

National Weather Service 3:41 pm CST Feb 12, 2012

Tonight: A chance of snow and sleet before midnight, then snow and freezing rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. Total nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before noon, then rain. High near 42. Southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of 0.1 to 0.3 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Monday Feb Thirteen The temperature and dewpoint have remained exactly 32° Fahrenheit all night, since 1 AM this morning until now 9:30 AM. Are the thermometers frozen? I have no way of verifying this data other than peeking outside to witness the incredible beauty of 2-4 inches of snow covering last week's green grass, the rooftops, but not the roads so quiet, icefree, noisefree, the way it should be.

The winter advisory is canceled(1149 AM), Windchill ranged from a High of 31 at midnight to 21 just before sunrise, and rain is now forecasted-'This wintry mix should changeover to all rain across southeast
OK by 12 Noon with widespread rain showers expected to persist through the afternoon.'

Snowfall ended before dawn but the ice coated branches on trees and frozen snow sticking to evergreens and pines has slowly melted. Half the snow on the ground is melted but still visible, and the same on trees. A steady drip, drip, drip all day from overhead snowmelt. What is surprising is 0.4 inches of rain fell in 8 hours, and tonight a fog is predicted, but 400 foot overhead clouds evidently do not qualify as fog to the NWS. Dewpoint and temperature remained the same at 32° each — 100% Relative Humidity— for 18 hours now.

I come at night and leave before Sunrise...
You will listen, this time.

For I may return during the day time...

Snow doth bite the foot that's slow
With dogs unheard all howling lowe

Until the warming I shall watch

Their eyes do not know what they see...

And if you feel that you can't go on
And your will's sinking low
Just believe and you can't go wrong
In the light you will find the road
You'll find the road

Rain Tomorrow and Thunderstorms 6 am to 4 pm with higher chances after Noon.

It rained 0.21 in. from 6:30 to 10:30 AM with no thunderstorms at all, so far. Overcast, temp around 50 and dewpoint 48, so this is another humid overcast drippy dippy day.

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