The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 23, 2013

Winter storm, heavy snowfall likely for Sunday through Monday

Staff reports
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The National Weather Service says a strong upper level low pressure center is expected to enter the region late Sunday, exiting Monday night.

Confidence continues to increase with regards to the possibility of heavy snowfall impacting parts of northern and western of Oklahoma, the NWS reports. There are still some uncertainties such as timing and estimated snow totals, but a winter storm appears likely.

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Sunday night through Monday night for locations in the blue area.

In addition to heavy snow, strong northwest winds could lead to blizzard-like conditions in some areas with blowing and drifting snow and reduced visibilities.

Areas of 8 to 10 inches of snow with some locally heavier amounts are currently forecasted for parts of northern Oklahoma. Strong winds will also cause blowing and drifting snow with reduced visibilities.