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Fall Weather Pattern Arrives

Rain and much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the east coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rains, and very high elevations could receive heavy snow. Wetting rains to the valley floors will spread south Thu and Fri into northern California,where active fires continue. Read More >

Record Breaking Winter Weather Event 11/29/06 to 12/01/06

An arctic cold front moved through Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday Nov 29th putting an end to the unseasonably warm weather that the area had enjoyed for an extended period of time. Temperatures dropped nearly 30 degrees in a short period of time in the wake of the cold front. Thunderstorms...some severe developed in the vicinity of the cold front as it moved through the region. A wintry mix of precipitation began to develop late wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of Northeast Oklahoma as warm air overran the cold air at the surface. The precipitation continued wednesday night into thursday (11/30) as a wintry mix...mainly north of a McAlester, Oklahoma to Fort smith Arkansas line. A strong upper level low pressure system moved through the region thursday into thursday night producing additional precipitation across the area. The precipitation ended late thursday night as the upper level low pressure system moved to the northeast of the region. This storm system produced a record breaking 10.4 inches of snow at Tulsa, Oklahoma with measurable snow being reported as far south as McAlester, Oklahoma.

Observed Snowfall Totals 11/29/06-12/01/06
 
Area Snowfall Amounts 11/29/06-12/01/06
Snow Amount
City
County
10.4*
Tulsa
Tulsa
2.0
Webbers Falls
Muskogee
12.0
Pawnee
Pawnee
15.0
Bartlesville
Washington, OK
14.0
Pawhuska
Osage
8.0
Owasso
Tulsa
6.0
7 SW Adair
Mayes
12.0
Foraker
Osage
7.0
Bixby
Tulsa
12.0
Nowata
Nowata
8.0
Vinita
Craig
6.0
Pryor
Mayes
5.0
Jay
Delaware
9.0
Miami
Ottawa
8.0
Afton
Ottawa
8.0
Welch
Craig
3.0
Tahlequah
Cherokee
4.0
Salina
Mayes
9.0
Bristow
Creek
2.0
Bentonville
Benton, AR
2.0
Fayetteville
Washington, AR
3.0
Huntsville
Madison, AR
2.0
Eureka Springs
Carroll, AR
8.0
Oilton
Creek
4.0
Okemah
Okfuskee
3.0
Eufaula
McIntosh
1.0
McAlester
Pittsburg
3.0
Stigler
Haskell
2.0
Stillwell
Adair
2.0
Sallisaw
Sequoyah
0.5
Fort Smith
Sebastian,AR
* Record for the date
 
 
 
Radar Loop 11/29-12/01
radar loop
 
Water Vapor Loop 11/27/06-12/01/06

water vapor satellite loop