Record Snowfall Plagues Oklahoma City Metro Including SCU Campus
Record breaking snowfall that covered the state of Oklahoma caused the Southwestern Christian University campus to shut down for almost four days last week, and to make matters worse, more snowfall is predicted this week.
A freezing rain started old man winter’s festivities on Monday night, and by Tuesday, morning a combination of ice and snow blanketed the Oklahoma ground, cancelling classes and activities for SCU. With the temperature not reaching above freezing until Friday, SCU remained crippled, cancelling classes for the remainder of the week.
The record breaking 13 inches of snow that was recorded at Will Rogers Airport did not stop the men’s and women’s basketball teams from playing on Friday and Saturday, though, as they hosted teams from Nebraska.
The future does not seem any brighter with as many as 4-10 inches of snow predicted for this week. Hopefully it will not be as severe as last week’s storm, but with the students' safety being the main concern of Southwestern Christian University, decisions will have to be made whether to brave the weather or cancel more classes.
Posted on Mon, February 7, 2011
by Kasey Gardner