Winter Weather tracking northeast
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 22:53:58 GMT — The upper level storm system that is bringing us a round of winter weather on the first day of the season is continuing to track to the northeast. Not only has this system affected our area, but itâ??s affecting a huge portion of the country extending from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast. An intense ice storm has plagued portions of Oklahoma with ice accumulating to three-quarters of an inch in some areas. Down south, tornado watches have been in place all day, with one confirmed tornado in Crittenden County in Arkansas. Here on the High Plains though, snow is what weâ??re going to be dealing with for the rest of the day. Snowfall totals have ranged anywhere from 1-7â?? so far, and we will watch it stack up even more as the low exits the region tonight. The heaviest snowfall amounts are expected to be in the central and eastern OK Panhandle and the northern parts of the Texas Panhandle with 3-6â?? of snow possible. Of course, we will be dealing with locally heavier amounts (some of which we have already seen) underneath the heaviest bands of snow. Keep in mind, even if roadways â??appearâ?? to be clear, with the round of freezing rain and sleet earlier on, the pavement is sure to be slick. Please remember to take it slow if you need to be out and about, and donâ??t forget about your pets either!