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: North TX into southern OK into central AR
• Heavy ice accumulations leading to dangerous trave...
Dec 5, 2013 - Dec 9, 2013
DAY/
THREAT

THU

FRI

SAT

SUN

NM, OK, AR,
N/W/C TX,
NW LA

E OK, AR

Severe Storms
Winter
Wea...
Forecast courtesy of NWS Weather Forecast Office in Albuquerque, NM
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/

Today
Mostly cloudy, wit...
Valid: 0800 Thu - 0800 Fri
Snow and/or sleet to impact travel
in much of this area

Freezing rain to impact travel
in much...
Through Today at 6pm

Through Tonight at Midnight

Through Friday at 6am
Thu AM - Fri AM
Valid: 0800 Fri - 0800 Sun

Concern for
power outages
from significant
ice accumulation
continues into Friday

Snow/Freezi...
Friday

Saturday
Valid: 0800 Sun - 0800 Tue
Possible snow/sleet/light freezing
rain continues across a large portion
of FEMA Region 6 Sunda...
Thu AM - Tue AM
Weather Threat Brief 12-6-13
Weather Threat Brief 12-6-13
Weather Threat Brief 12-6-13
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  1. 1. Key Points • • • • • • : North TX into southern OK into central AR • Heavy ice accumulations leading to dangerous travel conditions and possible prolonged power outages NM, TX/OK Panhandles, Northwest/West/Central TX, the rest of OK and AR (outside of ice areas) will see winter weather impacts also but power outages are generally not expected and mostly the impacts will be limited to dangerous travel conditions Temperatures will remain below freezing in many areas that were impacted with ice Thursday – Friday so icy power lines may persist, hampering recovery efforts Another round of winter precipitation for Northern and Central parts of the Region Saturday into Sunday Additional ice accumulations possible over some of same areas impacted Thursday – Friday but overall additional accumulations look relatively light at this time Confidence is low for this forecast period Actual weather should be quiet on Monday but temperatures will remain at/below freezing in many of the previously impacted areas
  2. 2. Dec 5, 2013 - Dec 9, 2013 DAY/ THREAT THU FRI SAT SUN NM, OK, AR, N/W/C TX, NW LA E OK, AR Severe Storms Winter Weather North TX, South OK, NM, TX/OK Central AR Panhandles, v Northwest TX, OK, OK, NW/Central TX, Northwest AR OK, AR Heavy Rain/Flooding Fire Weather High Threat Moderate Threat Slight Threat No Discernible Threat *Threat levels are based on FEMA Region 6 criteria. State or local threat level criteria may differ. MON
  3. 3. Forecast courtesy of NWS Weather Forecast Office in Albuquerque, NM http://www.srh.noaa.gov/abq/ Today Mostly cloudy, with snow likely. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Tonight Mostly cloudy with snow, mainly before 11pm. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Friday Mostly sunny. Southwest wind around 10 mph.
  4. 4. Valid: 0800 Thu - 0800 Fri Snow and/or sleet to impact travel in much of this area Freezing rain to impact travel in much of this area High Threat Moderate Threat Slight Threat No Discernible Threat
  5. 5. Through Today at 6pm Through Tonight at Midnight Through Friday at 6am
  6. 6. Thu AM - Fri AM
  7. 7. Valid: 0800 Fri - 0800 Sun Concern for power outages from significant ice accumulation continues into Friday Snow/Freezing Rain travel impacts persist in AR throughout the day on Friday High Threat Moderate Threat Slight Threat No Discernible Threat
  8. 8. Friday Saturday
  9. 9. Valid: 0800 Sun - 0800 Tue Possible snow/sleet/light freezing rain continues across a large portion of FEMA Region 6 Sunday. Total accumulations are expected to be light/with minor additional impacts. Temperatures remain below freezing through Wednesday, however, so any ice on surfaces will likely not melt until mid week. High Threat Moderate Threat Slight Threat No Discernible Threat
  10. 10. Thu AM - Tue AM
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