Widespread wind chill alerts issued across Texoma
DENISON, Texas (KTEN) – Make sure you are bundling up and leaving no skin exposed this weekend and early next week (January 13 to 17).
A slew of wind chill alerts are in place for nearly all Texoma counties. A Wind Chill Advisory is in place from 6 p.m. Saturday, January 13, to noon on Tuesday, January 16, for Carter, Love, Johnston, Marshall, Atoka, Bryan, Pushmataha, Choctaw, and Pittsburg counties. Wind chills in these counties could fall as low as 15 below zero.
A Wind Chill Warning is in place from 6 a.m. Saturday to noon Tuesday for Garvin, Murray, Pontotoc, and Coal counties. Wind chills in these counties could fall as low as 25 below zero.
A Wind Chill Watch is in place from noon Sunday to noon Tuesday for Pittsburg County. Wind chills in this county could fall to as low as 15 below zero.
If you do have plans to head outdoors during this arctic cold, make sure you have no skin exposed as frostbite could occur in as little as 30 minutes. Additionally, make sure you remember the 4 P’s over the next several days!
We continue to monitor the chance for accumulating snow from the evening of January 14 to the morning of January 15.
It appears that any precipitation that falls will fall as snow due to the atmospheric column being well below freezing from the surface to 10,000 feet.
Warmer air (at least above freezing temperatures) is on the way with a forecast high on Wednesday, January 17 of 40°.