“Here we go again on our own, going down that winter road that makes us groan…”
It’s how Climatologist Gary McManus with the Oklahoma Mesonet describes the weather Oklahoma will endure on Thursday.
“Come on, sing it! No no, ignore the hair spray, that will dissipate. Okay, even for the follicularly challenged like myself, that’s too much hair. Come on, dude, get a haircut.”
According to McManus, who enjoys writing about the weather complete with his comic view, winter will roar back Thursday “with heavy rain across the I44 corridor, snow in the Panhandle, a rain/snow mix in the northwest, and plenty of cold air. “
We can expect heavy rains and wind chills in the 30s and 40s across most of Oklahoma by Thursday afternoon and some of the wind chills could be lower in the northwest. What else? Maybe a flash flood watch for the I-44 corridor and possibly a winter weather advisory for the Panhandle.
In short, those energy workers who have to work on an oil rig, maintain wind towers and check utility power lines, better be prepared with winter clothing.