The new year has certainly kicked off with some unseasonable weather for January. Oklahoma has had above average temperatures, and we've already seen our first round of tornadoes, which happened just three days in to 2023.

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We've mentioned before that the Farmer's Almanac is predicting an extended winter for Oklahoma in early 2023. And it looks like their 80 percent accuracy rate is being confirmed as a low pressure system will be moving into the southern plains this week bringing colder temperatures, rain and possibly snow.

Southwest Oklahoma May See Snow This Weekend

Right now, it's looking like Southwest Oklahoma could see rain on Saturday, Jan. 21, and possibly some snow flurries on Sunday, Jan. 22. But our neighbors in Amarillo, Texas, may be getting a snow filled weekend. So if you're heading out that way, be sure to check the forecast before you hit the road west!

But no matter what kind of precipitation we receive, we'll take it! Oklahoma has seen extremely dry conditions so far this year, which has garnered elevated fire danger for most of the state. But it's looking like this week we have a high possibility to see some much needed wet weather.

Oklahoma Weather Is Always Unpredictable

With these predictions of rain and snow, we should always remember that Oklahoma weather is finicky and makes it nearly impossible to predict. So if we don't get what's predicted, don't blame the local meteorologists too much! I always say it's better to be over prepared than not prepared at all.

As we know, Oklahoma saw a lot of weather extremes in 2022, which included dry conditions and crazy winter weather. So be sure to check out these winter weather tips and tricks before we get a "surprise" winter spell in February.

Basic Driving Tips For Snow & Ice

While you would assume that these are common knowledge, you'd be surprised how many people haven't lived in a place where they would learn these skills.

The Frozen Wichita Mountains

When Southwest Oklahoma gets a rare blizzard with serious snowfall, the mountains take on a fresh and stunning look. It's something we all get to experience thanks to the video and camera work of a few awesome locals with a stellar YouTube channel, The Pemberton Boys. They flew their drones and explored the mountains across SWOK while the views were grand, putting it online for everyone to enjoy.

Eleven Things Oklahoman's Eat When It's Cold

When it comes to the favorite foods in Oklahoma, most of them revolve around a grill. Whether it's steak, burgers, dogs, BBQ, beer can chicken, etc... If it can be grilled, it will be an instant favorite across all palates in this state. But what do Okies survive on when it's cold enough to require the wearing of pants and a hoodie? Here's the quick list of things every Oklahoma home should be pumping out when the endless Summer finally ends.

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