Oklahoma Could See Above Average Snowfall this Winter
Oklahoma has had many winters where there was absolutely no snow. Although, Oklahomans can always bet on a few icy days here and there. But this year, experts are predicting above average snowfall for the Sooner State this winter.
We're currently experiencing an El Nino this year, and weather experts have already determined that it will carry through winter and into 2024. With that, weather patterns across the country will be different compared to normal years, especially when it comes to temperatures and amounts moisture. And it's looking like Oklahoma will not be spared this winter.
Will Oklahoma have a white Christmas this year?
Local weather experts have already started looking into the possibilities of a white Christmas in the Sooner State this year. Since we're over a month out from the holiday, there's no guarantees, but it has been reported that there is a strong possibility that Oklahomans could wake up to snow on Christmas morning.
Some have even speculated that Oklahoma could see a similar blizzard to that of 2009, which was when the whole state saw snow and those in the northern part saw well over 10 inches of snow.
What about the amount of snow?
All Oklahomans know that the state doesn't truly see the real ramifications of Old Man Winter until January and February, sometimes into March! But it's looking like Oklahoma could get some bouts of winter weather before 2023 comes to a close.
According to the Oklahoma Mesonet's Nov. 2 Ticker, with the El Nino bringing colder air and more precipitation, it's most likely Oklahoma could see above average snowfall of two to six inches this winter. But, everything has to perfectly align for there to be more snow.
Here's a breakdown:
- Odds are tilted towards increased snowfall this winter.
- All El Ninos and its impacts are different.
- More than just the El Nino can influence our weather.
- Day-to-day weather conditions will be the real driving force of whether we get snow or not.
- Snowfall as a whole has decreased over time due to global warming.
As usual, we'll just have to wait and see what winter has in store!
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