Sleet, Snow, and Ice Coming to Norman


| S. Scott Oglesby

The North is preparing for a wintery mix Wednesday into Thursday with school closings expected.

- Jackson Snyder, Sports Writer

Meteorologists are predicting a winter storm to roll in tomorrow morning, with an estimated 1 to 3 inches of snow and ice. The accumulation of the frozen mixture will likely be a contributing factor to school closing for inclement weather tomorrow.  

The winter storm will move out Thursday morning. With cold weather staying put for the rest of the week as temperatures stay below freezing, the precipitation will stick around.

Many students and teachers are already preparing for school to be canceled, or virtual school to take its place for the day.  If we have a snow day tomorrow it will be the last snow day we have this year, With ice around, residents will be without electricity as power lines go down. If power lines go down that would make virtual school almost impossible to achieve.

The district will transition to remote learning tomorrow and Thursday, with Friday a more likely candidate for the last snow day, as power outages are predicted with the freezing rain Wednesday into Thursday during the overnight hours.

Recently, during our last winter storm, we communicated that as a district we have just one snow day remaining. With frigid temperatures and further precipitation expected later in the week, we believe it is best to engage in remote learning Wednesday and save our final remaining snow day for further closures, interruptions or potential power outages later in the week.

— Dr. Migliorino