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Record Low Temperatures Hit Oklahoma Following Winter Storm

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Nolan, Dalton, and Elizabella Shipman from Wellston, Oklahoma. Nolan, Dalton, and Elizabella Shipman from Wellston, Oklahoma.
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The snow is over, but the cold is not! The weather will remain very cold through the weekend and we shouldn't begin to thaw out until about Wednesday of next week.

Make sure to let the faucets drip when morning lows drop below 15 degrees. You do not want to have a frozen water line or busted pipes because of it. That is what can happen with single digit lows. It happened to me about three years ago and it is a very unsettling feeling not having running water in your house: No water, no shower and no restroom!

We will start off Saturday morning with record cold! Not just any record cold but the coldest it has ever been this early in the season. Oklahoma City's record low for tomorrow is 6 degrees set in 1950. We should break that record.

For the football game in Stillwater Saturday, we have called this the Bitter Bedlam Blast! Frigid weather will be in place for the game. Wind chills will struggle to get above 15 degrees and there may be even some light snow by late game. Bundle up in a lot of layers if you are heading to the game.

Make a mental note when you are out on the roadways or walking to the mailbox the next few days. Until surfaces completely clear up and are dry, there will be a process of thawing and refreezing. Black Ice will become a big issue over the next few days. Black ice is when the roadway looks wet or even dry but it is actually a glaze of transparent ice. Sometimes you can't see it. Be aware of the pavement in front of you.

Be especially careful driving where people break - like stop signs or stop lights. Black ice can normally be found there. Many times it is safer to walk on the snow or ground than it is the sidewalk when ice is present. Injuries from falling can easily occur even when you are trying to be careful.

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