Overnight snow quickly melts


by Michael Bush, - fbush@civitasmedia.com



A cold front blew in Friday evening and the Altus area awoke on Saturday to 1-2 inches of fluffy snow.


Greenery was turned white after a cold front carrying snow moved through the Altus area Friday night.


The Friday night storms that moved through the area left a pretty dusting of snow on the statues at the Altus Chamber of Commerce.


The heaviest of snowfall was predicted to the far western portion of Altus on Friday night. The scattered winter storm clouds eventually left 1-2 inches of fluffy snow on the area. The snow was not as dense as the Christmas weekend snow, and quickly melted before noon on Saturday.

Some residents were worried about this weekend’s storm after the last winter storm knocked out power to the entire Altus area. Some residents in outlaying areas were out of power for days.

Skies became partly cloudy by noon on Saturday, and most traces of the overnight snow were gone. The Sunday forecast is for a high of 46 under partly cloudy skies. By Thursday expect temperatures to creep up into the 50s.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 20% chance of more snow next Friday, Jan. 15, but otherwise, partly to mostly sunny skies are predicted over the next 10 days with highs around 50 degrees.

A cold front blew in Friday evening and the Altus area awoke on Saturday to 1-2 inches of fluffy snow.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_SnowYard.jpgA cold front blew in Friday evening and the Altus area awoke on Saturday to 1-2 inches of fluffy snow.

Greenery was turned white after a cold front carrying snow moved through the Altus area Friday night.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_SnowShrubs.jpgGreenery was turned white after a cold front carrying snow moved through the Altus area Friday night.

The Friday night storms that moved through the area left a pretty dusting of snow on the statues at the Altus Chamber of Commerce.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_ChamberSnow.jpgThe Friday night storms that moved through the area left a pretty dusting of snow on the statues at the Altus Chamber of Commerce.

by Michael Bush,

fbush@civitasmedia.com

Reach Michael Bush at fbush@civitasmedia.com

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