Monday, February 25, 2013

Blizzard Underway...

A full fledged blizzard is underway in the Texas/Oklahoma panhandle this morning.  This was the scene in Amarillo shortly before 7 a.m. today:

Winds are gusting 55-60 mph and the NWS has measured 11 inches of snow with 2 foot drifts at the office about 7 miles East of the city.

Similar conditions are in place across most of the Texas panhandle and into the Oklahoma panhandle as well.  TX DOT has suspended operations and have advised citizens to regard all major roadways as closed/impassable.

Blizzard conditions are developing in extreme northwest Oklahoma and southern Kansas as well, and such conditions will develop and increase East/Northeastward throughout the day...

The latest watch/warning/advisory map is shown above.  Orange = Blizzard Warning, pink = Winter Storm Warning, purple = Winter Weather Advisory, blue-grey = Winter Storm Watch.

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