Okla. Kicks Off New Year With Heavy Snow Through Midday

Friday, January 1st 2021, 5:25 am
By: Matt Mahler, News 9

Happy New Year Oklahoma!

The state is kicking off the New Year with a wild day of winter weather.

The winter storm kicked off Thursday night with freezing rain that eventually turned into snow overnight.

Early Morning Precip

Morning Precip

Friday morning's snow will last through mid-morning or so before ending from south to north.

Snow has stopped coming down in the Oklahoma City metro. All the snow will end by 12 p.m. and leave the state with totals that range from two to 10 inches.

Afternoon Precip

Future Snow Totals

Several accidents were reported overnight as roads began to get slick and hazardous.

Oklahoma City crews began treating the roads to prevent slick conditions overnight. As heavy snow began to fall early Friday, crews worked to plow the roads but it didn't make much of an impact until the snow stopped coming down.

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High temperatures will stay at or near freeze across central Oklahoma and warm above freezing in western Oklahoma.

Friday Highs

Road conditions will get better as the sun comes out and temperatures begin to warm up. However, they will return to hazardous and slick conditions when the sun goes down Friday evening.

The weekend looks quiet except for some possible light snow early Saturday morning. 

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

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