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Winter storm warning issued for parts of state
Forecasters issued a winter storm warning for a large swath of Oklahoma as cold air and abundant moisture are poised to cover the state.
The National Weather Service says rain on Thursday will switch over to freezing rain in parts of the state, and freezing rain and sleet will continue into Thursday night. Much of the preciptiation is expected to switch over to all snow before ending on Friday.
A half-inch of freezing rain could be possible in some areas, along with significant sleet. Some areas will see power outages and travel will be treacherous.
Kaiser: Parade will go on unless streets are icy
Ada will get another blast of wintry weather Thursday, but the Pat Taylor Memorial Parade of Lights will not be canceled unless the streets are icy, said Ada Main Street program manager Amy Kaiser.
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Local merchants report strong Black Friday weekend sales
When Brown’s Shoe Fit opened for business on Black Friday, people were lined up outside the door.
The store is normally open from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., but it opened a couple of hours early on Friday to cater to holiday shoppers. The result was a line of people and higher-than expected sales.
“People were waiting for us to open up,” owner Gunar Matheny said Monday. “It was a really good feeling to have.”
Matheny said he knew business would be brisk on Friday, which kicked off the holiday shopping season. Saturday is normally a quiet day for his store, but it turned out to be another good day.
Don't forget — pets need attention, too, in wintry weather
Shannon Nickell was busy getting the PAWS Animal Shelter in Ada ready for winter weather Tuesday morning.
Call it Operation Pooch Control. It’s bad enough that humans are having to take precautions, but watching out for animals adds to the pressure.
The National Weather Bureau in Norman is calling for below-freezing temperatures for much of the rest of the week and into next week.
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