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Potential For Our First Winter Storm Of 2014 Next Tuesday

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A pattern change is currently taking place across North America. A trough of low pressure carved out by the jet stream across eastern Canada and the eastern-half of the United State is beginning to weaken and "flatten out."

At the same time, a blocking ridge of high pressure across the West Coast of the United States is also beginning to lose strength. Over the course of the next four to five days, we'll see an almost complete reversal of the synoptic (large scale) weather pattern that brought Arctic air and major winter storms to the eastern-half of the country since the beginning of January.

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This role reversal will leave Oklahoma more susceptible to (winter) storms coming in from the Pacific and southern Rocky Mountain regions.

The first (winter) storm of substance will reach Oklahoma next Tuesday, February 4. The area I'm favoring for the heaviest snow is northwestern Oklahoma with a secondary area across eastern portions of the state.

I'm more confident on Oklahoma becoming more susceptible to moisture-producing weather systems over the next nine days, and less on exact precipitation type and amounts at this time.

Stay with News 9, we'll keep you advised.

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