Oklahoma Christian University students enjoyed a rare snow day yesterday, as 4 to 6 inches of the white stuff fell across the Oklahoma City metropolitan area on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Campus officials announced the decision to cancel classes around 5 a.m. Wednesday. Although freezing rain and sleet have occasionally delayed classes over the past couple of years, it had been several years since the last full inclement weather day at Oklahoma Christian.
While many students stayed warm indoors, others took advantage of the winter weather by sledding and building igloos.
Will Rogers World Airport officially measured 4.6 inches of snow, a new snowfall record for Feb. 5. The last time Oklahoma City received more than four inches of snow from a single storm was nearly nine years ago on Feb. 8-9, 2011.
Meteorologists tracked the winter storm several days in advance, and a winter storm watch was issued on Monday morning. This watch was upgraded to a warning on Tuesday morning, with most outlets predicting anywhere between 2 and 6 inches of snowfall in the Oklahoma City area.
Classes will resume as scheduled today.