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Blizzard Warning for Osage County

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The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a BLIZZARD WARNING for people living in Osage County. A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for Pawnee, Washington and Nowata Counties. There are no warnings for Tulsa. The storm is expected to track to the northwest of Tulsa. Tulsa will get some snow, but not as much as our neighbors northwest. Below is the text from the National Weather Service:

...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
 * IN OKLAHOMA...OSAGE.

 * THIS REPLACES THE WINTER STORM WATCH THAT WAS IN EFFECT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
 * RAIN WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND CHANGE TO SNOW ACROSS OSAGE
   COUNTY DURING THE DAY MONDAY....ESPECIALLY OVER THE WESTERN
   HALF OF THE COUNTY. THE SNOW WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES THROUGH
   MONDAY NIGHT WITH STRONG GUSTY NORTH WINDS CAUSING BLOWING SNOW
   THAT WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY TO A QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS. THE
   MOST LIKELY AREAS TO SEE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL BE NORTHWEST
   OSAGE COUNTY...THOUGH THE REST OF THE COUNTY WILL SEE
   SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS.

 * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED FROM NOON
   MONDAY TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY OVER NORTHERN AND WESTERN OSAGE
   COUNTY...WITH LOCAL TOTALS NEAR A FOOT POSSIBLE ALONG THE
   KANSAS BORDER. SOUTHEASTERN AREAS OF THE COUNTY...INCLUDING
   THOSE IN NEAR THE TULSA METRO AREA...WILL SEE FROM 2 TO 4
   INCHES.

 * WIND WILL GUST AS HIGH AS 45 MPH AND CAUSE VISIBILITY TO BE
   REDUCED TO A QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS ACROSS NORTHWEST OSAGE
   COUNTY LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT,

IMPACTS...
 * TRAVEL WILL BECOME TREACHEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE EVEN ON TREATED
   SURFACES. POWER OUTAGES CAN BE EXPECTED

DEFINITION...
 * A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS HEAVY SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND
   EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES IS OCCURRING OR IS EXPECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 * STAY INDOORS UNTIL CONDITIONS IMPROVE. ONLY TRAVEL IF ABSOLUTELY
   NECESSARY.