Amarillo Prepares For Massive Blizzard Headed To The Area
Batten down the hatches and bring the pets inside, because there is a very large and dangerous winter storm headed to the area. This is being reported by all the local news outlets as well as the National Weather Service.
Laying in bed last night about 11:30, I get a sever blizzard alert on my cell phone via text message. This storm is nothing to be ignored. Expected white out conditions, blowing and drifting snow and extreme temperatures are expected.
We all know that you never know what you're going to get out of Texas Panhandle weather, but it's definitely better to be safe than sorry. This storm has the potential to bring the city to a standstill for a few days. Be safe if you are heading to the store as things are starting to get cold and windy out there and reports are that the stores are packed with people getting items to sit out the storm.
Here is the most recent information from Storm Search Seven:
A BLIZZARD WARNING has been issued for all of the TX & OK Panhandles. The trend in the models has been to increase the amount of moisture and the track is a little farther south. That means MORE of the High Plains will have to deal with this storm. It also means that we will get MORE snow out of it too. One computer model gives Amarillo 0.54" of melted snow. That translates to 5.4" of snow. Another computer model I just looked at gives Amarillo 1.04" of melted snow! That translates to 10.4" of snow! All the other models are somewhere in between. Throw on 25-35 mph winds and we're talking about a storm that could potentially bring our area to a standstill for a couple of days. Please finalize your plans and preparations for this storm! I will have a video forecast posted for viewing this afternoon.