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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK COVERS NORTHERN...WESTERN... CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS. .DAY ONE...THROUGH TONIGHT... THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK... THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT POSSIBLE. DISCUSSION... A COLD... WINTER AIRMASS WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT. PROBABILITY TABLE... VALID UNTIL 700 AM CST THURSDAY FEB 6. PROBABILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING IN THE NWS NORMAN COUNTY WARNING AREA...0 PERCENT. OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER... LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOWFALL WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT ACROSS WESTERN OKLAHOMA... SPREADING INTO CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. SNOW AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING ACROSS FAR WESTERN OKLAHOMA... TO 1 TO 2 INCHES ACROSS CENTRAL OKLAHOMA INTO WESTERN NORTH TEXAS. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT THIS EVENING THROUGH NOON THURSDAY. ALONG WITH SNOW... VERY COLD AIR WILL REMAIN SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION... WITH BRISK NORTH WINDS. WIND CHILL VALUES WILL REMAIN IN THE NEGATIVE TEENS AND SINGLE DIGITS OVERNIGHT. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY... THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK... NO THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED. OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER... SNOW WILL BE ON GOING ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN... SOUTHERN... AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA... AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS NEAR SUNRISE. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT THROUGH NOON THURSDAY FOR SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND 1 TO 2 INCHES IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA TO WESTERN NORTH TEXAS. A VERY COLD AIRMASS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH THURSDAY. WIND CHILLS VALUES IN THE NORTHERN HALF OF OKLAHOMA WILL RANGE FROM -17 TO -5 THROUGH MUCH OF THIS PERIOD. LOWEST WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE AND ADJACENT PARTS OF TEXAS WILL BE -10 TO -5 THURSDAY MORNING. A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT. SNOW CHANCES WILL RETURN FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. MINOR ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY. THE NEXT SCHEDULED HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED AROUND 5 AM THURSDAY MORNING.
Judge Mark R. Smith was voted by his peers as the latest Presiding Judge of the Southwest Judicial Administrative District, replacing Judge Allen McCall, who served eight years (2005-2013) in the same position.
"The Southwest Administrative District has a history of outstanding judges," Judge Smith said. "It's just an honor to be selected by my colleagues. I know I have big shoes to fill, because Judge McCall did an outstanding job. It's an absolute honor, and I'm just proud to be here."
Responsibilities will not change much for Judge Smith. He has technically been in the position since October 2013, after being selected by the Chief Justice to fill the unexpired time in the term of Judge McCall. The judge will continue his oversight of the administrative duties of 24 judges in 11 counties — Comanche, Cotton, Stephens, Jefferson, Grady, Caddo, Kiowa, Greer, Harmon, Tillman and Jackson. He will also be responsible for representing the district, one of nine in the state, once a month in a meeting with the Chief Justice to be brought up on current events and practices within the state of Oklahoma.
Despite the increased responsibility, Judge Smith said he will continue to serve in the same capacity as a district judge in the county. "I will continue to handle all of my cases," he said. "Both carry equal docket responsibility."
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