Over the course of two days, Tulsa ended up with .6" of ice followed by 6-7 inches of snow. Overall, the damage caused by the storm was much less than expected. Tulsa did not experience any widespread power outages due to the ice. I could be wrong but I think the ice storm of 2007 took care of many of the trees that would likely cause power problems.
The video below consists of several video clips throughout the course of the storm. You'll notice the ice event occurred on Jan. 28 followed by snow on Jan. 29.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Below is the Oklahoma mesonet map as of 1:10pm today. The reason I am posting this is because it shows the first signs of the ongoing ice storm in Oklahoma. You will notice a path from southwest Oklahoma through central OK that where the wind barbs are missing. This is because the anemometers are covered with ice. I will continue to post updates here as the storm progresses in Tulsa. Currently, ice is covering elevated surfaces but the roads seem to be fine. Heavier amounts of freezing rain and sleet are expected this afternoon with a change to snow overnight and tomorrow.