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Okie Winters

Snowy Sooner Woods

Snowy Sooner Woods

This tranquil scene of still chill is common in much of the deciduous forest of the Midwest and Northeast every winter. In the Sooner State's stream-watered ribbons of cottonwood, post oak and blackjack, though, it is a novelty. The quick, powdery four inches of snow fell from a "clipper" disturbance in northwesterly flow -- a type of winter storm uncommon this far south and west but quite frequent from the Dakotas to Ohio.

Norman, OK (31 Dec 0), looking E