Monday, February 13, 2012

A swath in the middle, calm elsewhere
12:00 PM CST 2/13/12 (Affiliate Forecaster ConvectiveWeather)

Central & Southern Plains: Although Dallas and Ft. Worth did not see much in the way of snow last night, many areas to the north and west did. Here is a graphic from the NWS in Norman, Oklahoma showing the observed snowfall totals across much of the state.

  • The highest accumulations were across Northwest Texas and Western and Northern Oklahoma, where 2-5 inches fell. 
  • Farther east, including the Oklahoma City metro, amounts were lower, but most saw at least an inch. 
  • Wintry precip will continue through midday across Eastern Oklahoma before moving into Arkansas this afternoon. 
Visit the NWS for latest information on current advisories and warnings in this region.

7:30 AM EST 2/13/12 (Affiliate Forecaster ConvectiveWeather

Central & Southern Plains: 
Dozens of counties across the Central and Southern Plains are under Winter Weather Advisories and Warnings today as a fast-moving disturbance rotates across the region. Areas receiving snow/sleet accumulations yesterday and today, including the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex:

  • Texas: Amarillo, Lubbock, San Angelo, Abilene
  • Oklahoma: Tulsa and Oklahoma City
  • Arkansas: Texarkana, Ft. Smith and Little Rock

While widespread, significant travel issues are not expected, some roadways and bridges will become slick and potentially dangerous later this afternoon through tomorrow morning. For the latest watches and warnings, visit your local NWS office's website. 

Our regional reports are also posted in the Winter Stormcast | Central Plains page in Facebook. For weather updates across the Southern Plains, you can also check out ConvectiveWeather's Facebook page.

7:00 AM EST 2/13/12 (Mid-Atlantic Winter Stormcast Team)

Mid-Atlantic Region: As we head into the middle of February, the entire region remains in a snow drought despite the recent light snowfalls. Our team expects near normal temperatures with near to slightly above average precipitation for the next couple weeks. 

Meteorologist Justin Berk posted an update this morning on the Central Maryland page in Facebook, as well as on his public page about the week ahead.

  • Computer models and atmospheric teleconnections suggest a few more minor snowfall events are possible for the region heading into the second half of February. 
  • Although the overall weather pattern is not particularly favorable for major East Coast snowstorms, this does not rule out a significant snow event in the next five weeks. 
(Forecaster Jason M. Collaborators: Forecasters Andrew B., Mitch D.)

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