Potentially crippling blizzard for Panhandle

Potentially crippling blizzard for Panhandle

Snow drifts of 5 to 10 feet (3 meters) likely

National Weather Service Amarillo Texas 26 Dec 2015…

POTENTIALLY CRIPPLING BLIZZARD TO IMPACT THE PANHANDLES THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY

INCLUDING CITIES OF… BOISE CITY… KEYES…GUYMON… BEAVER… FORGAN… DALHART… STRATFORD… SPEARMAN… GRUVER… PERRYTON… OKER… HIGGINS… FOLLETT…HARTLEY… CHANNING… DUMAS… BORGER… MIAMI…CANADIAN… VEGA… AMARILLO… PANHANDLE… WHITE DEER… PAMPA… SHAMROCK… WHEELER… HEREFORD…CANYON… AUDE… CLARENDON… WELLINGTON

BLIZZARD WARNING FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON CST MONDAY.

NORTHERLY WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH.

VISIBILITIES FROM FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WILL LIKELY DROP TO NEAR ZERO AT TIMES.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 15 INCHES OF SNOW WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

Amarillo 26Dec15

SNOW DRIFTS OF 5 TO 10 FEET ARE LIKELY GIVEN THE EXPECTED STRONG WINDS.

THE COMBINATION OF STRONG NORTH WINDS AND COLD TEMPERATURES WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS AS LOW AS 10 BELOW ZERO FOR MUCH OF THE EVENT.

TRAVEL WILL BECOME EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS…IF NOT POSSIBLE.
A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY.

THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS…MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET  STRANDED…STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

https://twitter.com/NWSAmarillo/status/680565057583886336

http://www.intellicast.com/Storm/Severe/Bulletins.aspx?state=TX&county=48003

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ama/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund and Ralph Fato for these links


3 thoughts on “Potentially crippling blizzard for Panhandle

  1. It’s snowing in the deserts of Mexico, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. Not sure if Mexico is Centigrade, either way, that’s COLD.

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