Flying in winter is a common occurrence, and just because there's winter weather outside doesn't mean that airplanes will suddenly stop flying. As long as pilot training and precautions are updated, flying remains safe. Snow normally forms about 4-5 km below the surface, so at cruise altitude, pilots will be well above any snow formation and this will not affect their flight. The Weather Service Unit at the National Weather Service Center in Fort Worth is responsible for airspace over approximately the southern half of Oklahoma, as well as western North Texas. METAR data is available for nearly 40 airports in the NWS standard forecast area.
The Weather Service Unit of the Kansas City National Weather Service Center is responsible for airspace over approximately the northern half of Oklahoma. Pilots who fly in these climates can expect to encounter a variety of weather conditions, including ice accumulation during flight. Heavy rain affects visibility, so pilots tend to avoid storms, however, there is very little concern when flying in the rain. The Norman National Weather Service is responsible for terminal aerodrome forecasts for 8 airports in western and central Oklahoma and in western North Texas. OKC Airport Weather Warning: This product is issued when hazardous weather conditions are expected at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City. Pilots should be aware of this warning and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. In general, pilots training in central Oklahoma can expect to encounter a variety of weather conditions, including snow, ice accumulation, and heavy rain.
It is important for pilots to stay up to date on their training and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety while flying in these conditions.