Special Weather Statement

OKZ002-003-TXZ001>020-317-292200- Texas-Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Ochiltree-Lipscomb-Hartley- Moore-Hutchinson-Roberts-Hemphill-Oldham-Potter-Carson-Gray- Wheeler-Deaf Smith-Randall-Armstrong-Donley-Collingsworth- Palo Duro Canyon- Including the cities of Guymon, Beaver, Forgan, Dalhart, Stratford, Spearman, Gruver, Perryton, Booker, Higgins, Follett, Hartley, Channing, Dumas, Borger, Miami, Canadian, Vega, Amarillo, Panhandle, White Deer, Pampa, Shamrock, Wheeler, Hereford, Canyon, Claude, Clarendon, Wellington, and Palo Duro Canyon 455 AM CDT Tue Oct 29 2019 ...WINTRY WEATHER EXPECTED TO RETURN TO THE OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS PANHANDLES TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY... An upper level storm system is forecast to move to near the four corners region Tuesday night, and then across the southern and central high plains on Wednesday. Another surge of cold air will invade the region Tuesday night. Although there remains some uncertainty with the exact track of the upper level storm system, wintry precipitation, including light freezing rain, sleet, and light snow will be possible Tuesday night and Wednesday across the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles. Snowfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches may occur across the western and central Oklahoma Panhandle, with around an inch of snowfall anticipated in the eastern Oklahoma Panhandle and northwest Texas Panhandle. Elsewhere, less than one inch of snow is expected. In addition, ice accumulations of a few hundreths up to a tenth of an inch will be possible across mainly the southeast half of the Texas Panhandle. Winter Weather Advisories may become necessary for the area Tuesday night into Wednesday. The precipitation is forecast to end Wednesday afternoon. Also, wind chill values of minus 5 to minus 8 degrees will be possible across northwest sections of the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles early Thursday morning. A Wind Chill Advisory may become necessary for this area. It is important to note that a change in the track of the storm system or a faster strengthening of the cold air may result in a change to the expected timing of precipitation types or in forecast amounts. Therefore, you are encouraged to monitor the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas concerning this developing winter weather event. $$