Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry White Christmas!

Most of Oklahoma was under a blizzard warning yesterday, and with heavy snowfall and winds in excess of 50 mph, it was a sight to see.

Visibility was poor with blowing snow.

All the interstates in Oklahoma were closed, the airport was closed, and thousands were stranded in their cars last night. Here is the official "Record Event Report" from the National Weather Service:
TODAY DECEMBER 24TH... 14.1 INCHES OF SNOWFALL HAS BEEN MEASURED AT WILL ROGERS WORLD AIRPORT IN OKLAHOMA CITY. THIS HAS BROKEN THE PREVIOUS RECORD AMOUNT OF 2.5 INCHES...WHICH WAS SET ON CHRISTMAS EVE IN 1914.

THE 14.1 INCH SNOWFALL IS THE GREATEST SNOWFALL EVER MEASURED IN 24 HOURS IN OKLAHOMA CITY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD IN 24 HOURS WAS 11.3 INCHES ON MARCH 19TH IN 1924.

THE 14.1 INCH SNOWFALL IS ALSO A RECORD FOR THE GREATEST STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN OKLAHOMA CITY. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 12.1 INCHES ON JANUARY 5TH TO THE 7TH 1988.
These are some of the sights that greeted us this morning on this rare white Christmas in Oklahoma.


The backyard and pool are only fit for Eskimos and Buddy:

3 comments:

  1. Glad you are all safe and sound Granny! We have been having freezing rain here today....but our snow is still here too.

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  2. Brrr...welcome to my world. Actually I think you have MORE snow on the ground that we do here in NH! What's up with that?!

    I hope your holiday was filled with good cheer, warmth inside and out. May the blessings of the season, hope, joy, love, and peace be fulfilled in you.

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photography of food and family, and for sharing your recipes so that we may enjoy such delicious bounty too.

    Thank you for your kind and loving heart, for you have given generously and freely. You make a difference.

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  3. A belated lmerry Christmas to you, Linda!!

    Look at that snow!! How much!! We, here in Brussels, only had about 15 cm snow,..now, we also had a lot of rain,...

    Have a great & lovely 2010!!!

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