Oklahoma To Go From Spring Weather To Wintry Mix
It's shaping up to be a typical Oklahoma spring to end February 2023. We started out the week with a wild night of tornadoes Sunday (Feb. 26) and we're looking to end out the week with a wintry mix.
Late last week, meteorologists across the state were warning Oklahomans of a crazy, tornadic weather day for Sunday, Feb. 26. And their predictions were definitely correct. The National Weather Service in Norman confirmed five tornadoes in the state Sunday ranging from EF1 to EF2.
But the areas that may not have had a confirmed tornado still experienced damage due to straight line winds that ranged from 70 to 100 mph. At one point during the storms, there were several thousand Oklahomans without power, and for some that carried on into Monday. The total number was over 20,000 people without power due to Sunday's storm.
Some areas around Lawton that experienced damage due to straight line winds included Duncan, Geronimo and Empire.
Now that the spring weather has passed, Oklahoma is back to winter.
Another storm system will move through Oklahoma this Thursday (March 2) to start out the month, which is supposed to bring chilly temperatures and possible wintry mix of precipitation. Thursday afternoon, most of Oklahoma has over an 80 percent chance of rain, while those in the panhandle have low chances of snow and wintry mix.
As we move to Thursday night and Friday morning, that freeze line will move south, increasing the chance for a wintry mix in west and southwest Oklahoma.
Looking like a wild spring for Oklahoma.
If this past week is any indicator of what this spring has in store for Oklahoma, then we're in for a bumpy ride!