*Sigh* This does not bode well…

From weather.com:

Issued by The National Weather Service
Oklahoma City, OK
3:23 pm CST, Sun., Feb. 6, 2011

… WINTER STORM POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY…

ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW… WIND… AND BITTER COLD WILL AFFECT ALL OF OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS AT THE MIDDLE OF THIS WEEK. AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT AND UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL SLIDE THROUGH FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST. SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL LIKELY BEGIN IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON… REACHING WESTERN NORTH TEXAS AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA TUESDAY NIGHT… AND REACHING SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA WEDNESDAY.

THIS STORM SHOULD EASILY PRODUCE SNOW ACCUMULATION OF AT LEAST 3-5 INCHES OVER A BROAD REGION… ESPECIALLY NORTH OF THE RED RIVER. IF THE STORM MOVES SLOWER OR GOES THROUGH ANY INTENSIFICATION… LOCALLY HIGHER SNOW AMOUNTS COULD OCCUR… ESPECIALLY IN CENTRAL AND NORTHERN OKLAHOMA. REGARDLESS OF EXACT SNOW AMOUNTS… WIND SPEEDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH AND HIGHER GUSTS… WILL CREATE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW… WHICH WILL LOWER VISIBILITY AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR CITY AND STATE CREWS TO KEEP ROADS CLEAR. VERY LOW WIND CHILLS… BETWEEN ZERO AND 15 BELOW ZERO… WILL ALSO DEVELOP DURING THE STORM.

THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WAS COMING ONSHORE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SUNDAY AFTERNOON… AND THIS WILL ALLOW FORECASTERS TO BETTER GAUGE ITS STRENGTH AND TRACK TONIGHT. IT IS LIKELY THAT A WINTER STORM WATCH WILL BE POSTED FOR A LARGE PART OF THE NORMAN OFFICE FORECAST AREA BY MONDAY MORNING… AND THAT THE PERIOD OF HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER WILL BE FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

LEADING UP TO THE STORM… THE WEATHER WILL BE DRY AND PARTLY SUNNY ON MONDAY… ALLOWING PEOPLE TO RUN ERRANDS AND MAKE PREPARATIONS. CONDITIONS MAY DETERIORATE QUICKLY… HOWEVER… ON TUESDAY… ESPECIALLY IN NORTHERN AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA… WHERE FREEZING DRIZZLE AND LIGHT SNOW MAY BEGIN DURING THE DAY. PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS MAY NEED TO START PREPARING NOW FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A WINTER STORM THAT WOULD CREATE VERY HAZARDOUS OUTDOOR CONDITIONS BEGINNING TUESDAY EVENING.

This really sucks. Not only is Wednesday my birthday, but I’m supposed to be in San Antonio that day. If I can get out of Oklahoma  by Tuesday evening, I just might make it. If not, then I’ve lost money on the hotel I booked two weeks ago and the ticket to the concert I bought in December. Maybe I should have flown there, but it’s too late for that now.

I thought I was being so slick when I gave myself a Christmas AND a birthday gift. *sigh*

But, if the two reasons I’m going down there aren’t going to be cancelled, then I’m going to make the effort to get there.

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I’m Stef and this is where it’s @ !~

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