DECEMBER 17 WINTER WEATHER

 

The combination of an upper level disturbance and a moist surface upslope flow brought the second snow of the season to most of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles on December 17. The heaviest snowfall totals generally occurred in the western and central Texas Panhandle as a band of moderate to heavy snowfall developed (Fig. 1). In these areas, snowfall amounts of 4-6" were common, but some areas received slightly higher amounts (Fig. 2). In fact, northeastern Oldham and southeastern Hartley Counties were particularly hard hit with Channing receiving 9.5" and Boys Ranch receiving 9" of snow. Outside of the western and central Texas Panhandle, most areas received 1-3", but the least amount of snow fell across the eastern Oklahoma and southeastern Texas Panhandles.

 

Fig. 1. AMA radar showing bands of moderate to heavy snowfall across the western Texas Panhandle. Fig. 2. Snowfall totals across the Texas and Oklaoma Panhandles.

 

Snowfall Totals

 

Location Total
Channing 9.5"
Boys Ranch 9.0"
Hartley 8.0"
Dalhart 8.0"
Texline 5.0"
Stratford 4.8"
White Deer 4.5"
Romero 4.5"
Panhandle 4.0"
Miami 4.0"
Borger 4.0"
Boise City 3.0"
Dumas 3.0"
Pampa 3.0"
18S Perryton 2.2
Vega 2.0"
NWS Amarillo 2.0
Guymon 1.5"

 

 If you have any snowfall totals or pictures of the snow, please send them to sr-ama.webmaster@noaa.gov.


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