Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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FLUS44 KTSA 252249
HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
449 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-261100-
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
449 PM CST THU DEC 25 2014

THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS
MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

DISCUSSION...
THE GUSTY SOUTH WINDS THAT HAVE PRODUCED THE ELEVATED FIRE DANGER
THIS AFTERNOON WILL DIMINISH SOME AFTER SUNSET WITH GUSTS REMAINING
IN THE 20 TO 30 MPH RANGE FOR MUCH OF THE NIGHT. THE FIRE DANGER
WILL DECREASE THIS EVENING AS THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES RISE.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...VERY HIGH FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL.
SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
BREEZY SOUTHERLY WINDS AND FIRE WEATHER DANGER WILL CONTINUE
INTO FRIDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT. THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS FORECAST
TO MOVE ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS FRIDAY
NIGHT AND SATURDAY...WITH PRECIPITATION CHANCES INCREASING DURING
THIS TIME PERIOD. FORECAST TEMPERATURE PROFILES SUGGESTS
THAT A MIX OF LIGHT SLEET AND SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA MAINLY NORTHWEST OF INTERSTATE 44 LATE FRIDAY
NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. ANY ACCUMULATIONS AND IMPACTS APPEAR
MINIMAL AT THIS TIME...BUT THOSE WITH HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS SHOULD
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES. PRECIPITATION
CHANCES LOOK TO PUSH OUT OF THE REGION SATURDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE
EXITING SYSTEM.

IN THE WAKE OF THE EXITING SYSTEM...A SURGE OF MUCH COLDER AIR IS
FORECAST TO FILTER INTO THE REGION FOR THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT
WEEK.

WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
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