The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

March 3, 2014

Winter storm leaves 4.5 inches of snow

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Enid received about 4.5 inches of snow in the latest winter storm that hit northwest Oklahoma Sunday evening into Monday morning.

Mike Honigsberg, certified director of Enid and Garfield County Emergency Management, said the Enid area received about 4.5 inches of snow.

He said Carrier, Hillsdale, Lahoma and Garber each received about 4 inches of snowfall. Fairmont and Douglas both received about 3.5 inches of snow.

National Weather Service showed a band of snow ranging from 5-7 inches stretching from Woods County to Grant County.

The snow forced school districts across the area, including Enid Public Schools, to cancel classes Monday. EPS plans to have school today.

Slick roads across the state were blamed for at least two traffic deaths over the weekend, after sleet, freezing rain and snow pelted much of Oklahoma.

Today’s NWS forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 43. Wind chill values will remain dangerously low, with a south wind at 5-10 mph pushing the wind chill to minus 3. The low tonight is expected to be around 25.

Northwest Oklahoma could see rainfall Wednesday, with NWS forecasting a 30 to 40 percent chance of precipitation. The forecast calls for a chance of freezing rain before 9 a.m. Wednesday, then changing to rain. Snow also is possible.

That forecast includes all of northwest Oklahoma north of U.S. 51 and west of Interstate 35.

Temperatures are expected to moderate through the rest of the week, hitting 43 on Wednesday, 55 on Thursday and near 60 on Friday. There is a 40 percent chance of rain Friday night and a 30 percent chance of rain and snow Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.