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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
1208 PM CST FRI DEC 25 2009

...CHRISTMAS EVE BLIZZARD...

IN OKLAHOMA CITY... THE 14.1 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED AT WILL ROGERS 
WORLD AIRPORT IS THE HIGHEST RECORDED DAILY SNOWFALL AND HIGHEST 
STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL. THE PREVIOUS DAILY AND 24 HOUR RECORD WAS 11.3 
WHICH OCCURRED ON MARCH 19 1924. THE PREVIOUS STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL 
RECORD WAS 12.1 INCHES ON JANUARY 5 THROUGH JANUARY 7 1988. OKLAHOMA 
CITY RECORDS DATE BACK TO 1890.

IN WICHITA FALLS... THE 7.8 INCHES OF SNOW MEASURED IS THE THIRD 
HEAVIEST DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDED. THE HIGHEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 9.7 
INCHES WHICH OCCURRED ON MARCH 15 1989... AND THE SECOND GREATEST 
AMOUNT WAS 8.1 INCHES WHICH OCCURRED ON JANUARY 31 1985.

ALTHOUGH THESE ARE VERY HIGH SNOWFALL TOTALS FOR THE OKLAHOMA CITY 
AND WICHITA FALLS AREAS... THE CHRISTMAS EVE BLIZZARD IS NOT THE 
MOST SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IN OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS FOR 2009.  ON MARCH 
26 THROUGH 28 2009... PORTIONS OF THE OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS PANHANDLES 
AND NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA RECEIVED AROUND TWO FEET OF SNOW.

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