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Throwback Tulsa: Area's last white Christmas was after a 2009 blizzard

Throwback Tulsa: Area's last white Christmas was after a 2009 blizzard

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It was a white Christmas in 2009 for the Tulsa area, thanks to a Christmas Eve (into Christmas morning) blizzard across parts of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

Then-Gov. Brad Henry declared a state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties, as the blizzard was deadly for some travelers.

According to the National Weather Service, Tulsa County recorded 6.4 inches, while Okmulgee County recorded 7.1 inches. Other northeast Oklahoma county totals include 6.3 inches (Ottawa); 4.2 inches (Muskogee); 3.5 inches (Washington).

The weather service defines a "white Christmas" as an inch of snowfall on the ground Christmas morning. Tulsa previously had white Christmases in 1966, 1983, 2000 and 2002.

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