Remember last February? Well, it's looking like Mother Nature will be giving us a repeat performance of last year's winter storm. The forecast right now is calling for extremely low temperatures overnight, rain tomorrow with the possibility of ice and sleet. Then on Thursday, there's a 50% chance of snow. Oh boy, here we go!
As rapidly as things can change outdoors you need to be prepared when Mother Nature starts PMSing. That's means running to the store ASAP and getting the BREAD & MILK! It's not an option, it's a must-do, must-have, or else kinda thing.
Now that things are starting to warm up just a little outside, it's the perfect time to build a snowman, or two. The snow we saw over the past several days has been very dry and powdery, especially with the below zero temperatures. It's starting to melt some and that makes for prefect packing for snowballs and snowman building. You need the snow to be a little wet so you can get it to stick and shape. Now's the time to get out there and build the perfect snowman before it all melts away.
I'm sure by now you've done this, if not it's not too late. When was the last time you made a snow cone using real snow? If it's been awhile, or if you've never done it, here's a quick and easy recipe for you. Just hit play on the video and in no time you'll be enjoying a frosty, frozen, flavorful treat. It's one of the easiest DIY treats around and the flavors and possibilities are nearly endless. We just got more snow yesterday evening so it's fresh and ready to be scooped up and used.
Well, here we are in the middle of Snowpocalypse 2021 in Lawton, Fort Sill and Mother Nature isn't done with us yet. So far on the East side we've gotten somewhere between 5-7 inches. At least that's what I have in the middle of my front yard, unscientifically measuring the flattest part where there are no drifts.
With the winter storm dumping snow everywhere the City of Lawton has closed Town Hall and a few other properties for the day. If you don't have to get out on the roads, don't. It's gotten pretty bad out there and it's getting worse by the minute. We're expecting anywhere between 3-7 inches of snow today and the forecast calls for more snow tomorrow as well. Not only that it's incredibly cold outside, temperatures are at record lows in single digits and even below zero and negative numbers at times.
Governor Stitt just declared a Winter weather state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties. He just signed the executive orders this afternoon and it will be in effect statewide until weather conditions improve. Oklahoma is expected to get extremely cold temperatures, snow, ice and all kinds of frozen precipitation over the next few days. At his time we're looking at a 80% chance of snow on Sunday, there's a 50% chance on Tuesday and 40% chance of snow on Wednesday. Temperatures will be well below freezing and even below zero for parts of the weekend and going into next week.
If you haven't heard the news yet Lawton, Fort Sill is expecting snow, ice, sleet, freezing temperatures and some of the worst Winter weather we've seen all year. The Snowpocalypse is predicted to start early next week. There's an 80% chance for snow on Sunday, 60% chance for snow on Tuesday and Wednesday is 40%. Of course this will probably change between now and then, but we're definitely going to get some crazy weather over the next couple of days, so be safe out there.
Well once again Mother Nature is being moody, more like PMSing. Over the next 3 or 4 days we're going to see and feel some of the coldest temperatures we've seen all winter long. We're talking in the teens and with the wind chill, negative below zero temperatures. Looking ahead to the weekend and into Monday it's going to be around 18-10 degrees with lows from 3 to -2 outside. We're talking extreme cold!
Better get the milk and bread while you can! We could be seeing some cooler temperatures and winter weather over the weekend and there's a possibility of a snowy Sunday here in Lawton, Fort Sill. Mother Nature has been a little moody lately, we've seen mid-sixties, upper-fifties and now it's looking like it could snow.
Every now and then you see something and say "Why didn't I think of that?" This is definitely one of those times! Some kids in Sweden were out on a frozen lake and one of them had a brilliant ideal. They shot rockets off underwater and under the ice creating an all new sport and pastime, rocket fishing!