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February 25, 2013

Winter weather leads to local fatality


Woodward, Okla. —

Also postponed is Wednesday's reception and scheduled announcement of Woodward's Teacher of the Year. That will be rescheduled at a later date.


Lehenbauer said that the short-term forecast "looks nice."

"It looks like it will be sunny and in the mid- to upper-30s for the rest of the week, mid-40s on Saturday, and mid-50s on Sunday," he said.

However, he said that because of the amount of snowfall and cooler temperatures, "we expect snow to stay on the ground at least until this weekend."

"The snow melt will be moderate to slow," Lehenbauer said.  "The sunshine should help quite a bit, but temperatures will be average for this time of year so it will take a while for the snow to melt off."

The emergency manager added that there's a chance that the area may only have time to get dug out of this latest round of snow before another storm could hit the area.

"Our concern is that the mid- to long-term forecast shows several storm systems starting to build up in the arctic," he said.  "What we're thinking is that in the late part of the first week of March we could get hit again."

However, as with most long range forecasts, that all could change.

"It's still a ways out so it may not be that accurate, but we are looking at some continued active weather for the next few weeks," Lehenabuer said.

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