Weekly Weather Watch – 01 March, 2022 

Welcome to this week’s OU Nightly Weekly Weather Watch! 

Norman, OK 

Happy first day of meteorological spring, and it is going to feel like it too!

After all the winter weather last week, the high temperatures for this week in Norman, Oklahoma, will be in the 70s with lows in the 40s and 50s.

The warmest day looks to be Saturday, March 5, 2022, with a high of 77 °F.

These warm temperatures will be paired with some wind too.

As the week progresses, the wind speeds will gradually increase from 10 mph to nearly 30 mph.

However, with these warm temperatures and gusty winds, wildfires are a concern.

Thursday, March 3, 2022, and Friday, March 4, 2022, there is an Elevated Risk of wildfires according to the National Weather Service Office in Norman, Oklahoma.

But Saturday, March 5, 2022, has a Critical Risk for wildfires, due to the strongest winds and very warm temperatures.

By the end of the weekend, however, a strong cold front will push through Oklahoma, dropping the temperatures into the 60s on Sunday, March 6, 2022, and dropping into the 40s by Monday, March 7, 2022.

So enjoy the warm temperatures and sunshine while it lasts! 

Avalanche Warning 

Even though it may feel like spring across most of the United States, parts of the Northern Rockies are dealing with potential avalanches.

According to the Forest Service, Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center in Sandpoint, ID, “Recent heavy and wet snow combined with wind is likely creating widespread areas of unstable snow. Snow will turn to rain for all but the highest peaks as snow levels rise through the day. Wet slab avalanches will become increasingly likely as rain wets our new snow and upper snowpack.”

Forecasters in the Avalanche Center also suggest travelers avoid the avalanche risk area. 

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