Hi Blog Friends! Winter weather is returning to Oklahoma late this evening and tomorrow. (Today, our high temperatures were in the high 50's!!). We are in a "Winter Storm Warning" and everyone is trying to get ready for the storm. This is unusual for Oklahoma and there is always a whirlwind of activity at the grocery store, gas stations, hardware stores, etc. Our area is to receive 1/4" to 1/2" of ice and then 8-10" of snow on top of that. Hopefully, the weather forecasts will be wrong on both accounts.
Some of the country is equipped for the winter storms, blizzards, etc...but Oklahoma doesn't have the money to spend on heavy duty snow removal equipment, etc. The Department of Transportation does a great job with the snow removal items they have available, however, the financial shortfalls leaves "snow removal equipment" at the bottom of the long lists of areas to fund. Oklahoma is certainly feeling the effects of the economy.
I will update you tomorrow on the ice accumulation/snowfall amounts that we receive. Those of you that live in the northern part of the country will laugh at our small amounts of snow that we receive...but for Oklahoma...it is a big deal!
Take Care and God Bless!