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Sunday's Winter Storm

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TEXOMA -- A cold front came through Texoma early Saturday morning, which set up the freezing temperatures at the surface for Sunday's storm.

When the upper level disturbance arrived on the Sunday it dumped the most amount of winter precipitation in the far northwestern part of Texoma where the heavier bands of precipitation set up for a longer amount of time.

"When we look at precipitation types we look at the temperature from the surface through the upper part of our atmosphere. We forecast sleet when the precipitation falls into freezing air then into a warm layer where it melts but then falls into another subfreezing layer of air before reaching the ground. The precipitation is then refrozen. This at the surface we call sleet. Freezing rain happens in a similar process but there is not as much time for the precipitation to refreeze so it freezes on contact with the surface. For snow the precipitation needs to fall throughout the whole atmosphere with below freezing temperatures," explains Meteorologist Cathy Corbett.

By the end of Sunday's storm most areas got to see snow from the sky rather than the sleet and ice.  

"Thankfully the temperatures were not nearly as cold as they were after the early December ice storm so melting is taking place a lot faster," says Corbett

Also the storm moved through Texoma quickly which limited precipitation amounts for most of our area.

As for future winter weather chances, the 6-10 day outlook has Texoma much colder than normal. So any chance for precipitation would more than likely be more winter weather.