A real taste of winter is hitting most of the state this week, sending oil and gas crews to wear extra clothing to fight the extreme wind chills.
Oklahoma Climatologist Gary McManus says we’ll see wind chills down “into the single digits and teens” Tuesday morning.
“Then, SOMETIME around Friday, we’re gonna get a blast of true Arctic air, and then we could see a February 2021-lite version of winter where we stay below freezing for several days. A bit far out to say for sure, but get ready for winter-fer-real.”
He said another storm system will likely hit the state on Friday and early next week with a strong chance of snow for many areas of Oklahoma—“just depends on the storm track of those systems.
They’re still wayyyy out in Pacific, so still a very uncertain forecast.”