Below Freezing Temperatures Return To Oklahoma This Weekend
Leave it to Oklahoma to have a week of 70 degrees temperatures, high winds, dust storms and now below freezing temperatures to cap it all off.
We started out this week with the lows in the upper 30s and highs in the low 60s. Today (Feb. 15) is the warmest day of the week with the high at 71 degrees. But the difference is that tonight's low is 26 degrees due to a cold front that's supposed to make its way through Oklahoma.
Cold front will bring back high winds to Southwest Oklahoma.
Yesterday (Feb. 14), Oklahoma saw wind gusts ranging from 30 mph to 80 mph in the panhandle. It looks like this cold front will come through strong, but not anything like the high winds we experienced yesterday. We saw a lot of wind damage in Southwest Oklahoma, including some wildfire damage!
A carport blew into a home in Lawton, Oklahoma.
We saw grassfires on HWY 277 and HWY 49.
Even powerlines had trouble standing up to the high winds. And thousands across Oklahoma experienced power outages.
And, of course, with high winds and dry weather, Oklahoma gave us a day of dust storms. The worst was in the Oklahoma panhandle where they experienced near blackout conditions.
Now Oklahoma weather is taking us back to winter for the weekend.
As the cold front moves through this evening and brings back freezing temperatures, areas in Northwest Oklahoma may see a wintry mix, including snow, and Southeast Oklahoma may be getting some severe storms.
According to AccuWeather, Lawton, Oklahoma, will experience lows in the lower 20s and highs near the lower 50s Thursday through Saturday. Our comfortable 70 degree weather will return Sunday! I don't know about you, but it's starting to feel like an Oklahoma spring. I expect we'll start seeing storm spotters rolling around the plains before too long.
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