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Winter storm warning issued for Wichita Falls and ice storm warnings issued in Texoma

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, issued a winter storm warning for most of Texoma and an ice storm warning for parts of Texoma.

Counties included in the winter storm warning include Archer, Baylor, Clay, Haskell, Jack, Jefferson, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita and Young Counties through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

There will be areas of light freezing rain and sleet tonight which transition to mostly freezing rain on Wednesday. Ice accumulations could reach up to half an inch in some areas.

Areas subject to the advisories may experience tree damage and power outages due to increased ice buildup.

The National Weather Service warns that travel could be nearly impossible until Wednesday night. If you must travel, keep extra food, water, and a flashlight in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Jack, King and Stonewall counties are under an ice storm warning from midnight Wednesday February 1 through 9:00 AM Thursday February 2.

Areas affected by the Ice Storm Warning could see accumulations of ice between 0.25 and 0.35 inches with sleet accumulations of less than an inch.

There may be significant ice buildup on power lines and downed tree limbs causing long lasting power outages. All travel is strongly discouraged, and motorists should use extreme caution if travel is absolutely necessary, according to the National Weather Service.

The remaining Childress, Comanche, Cottle, Cotton, Foard, Hardeman, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Stephens, Tillman and Wilbarger counties are subject to a winter weather advisory through Thursday, February 2, 2023.

Counties listed in the warming are also under the Winter Storm Advisory.

Follow the Texoma homepage and the Texoma Meteorological Authority as we bring you the latest on closures, delays and the winter storm.

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