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EASTERN OKLAHOMA/NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1121 AM CST SUN JAN 25 2015

SKIES REMAINED CLEAR ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE FORECAST
AREA, WHILE PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES DEVELOPED CROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA
AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. THE LIGHT RAIN THE SPREAD ACROSS THE AREA
SHIFTED EAST DURING THE EARLY MORNING, BRINGING LIMITED
PRECIPITATION TO SOME LOCATIONS. LOW TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING
RANGED FROM THE LOWER 30S, TO THE UPPER 40S. AT 11AM, WINDS WERE
STRONG, OUT OF THE NORTHWEST, BETWEEN 15 AND 25 MILES PER HOUR,
GUSTING TO 40 MILES PER HOUR. TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM 45 DEGREES IN
FAYETTEVILLE, TO 56 DEGREES IN MCALESTER.

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS DEVELOPED BEHIND A DRY COLD FRONT THAT PUSHED
THROUGH THE AREA THIS MORNING. BEHIND THE FRONT WINDS WERE GUSTING
TO 40 MILES PER HOUR IN SOME PLACES. THESE STRONG WINDS, COMBINED
WITH THE LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY VEGETATION WILL CREATE A HIGH FIRE
DANGER TODAY. USE EXTRA CAUTION AROUND ANY OPEN FLAMES, LIKE
BARBECUE GRILLS. THE WINDS WILL QUICKLY SUBSIDE AFTER SUNSET. AN
UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BUILD OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS TOMORROW,
WARMING TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE NORMAL FOR LATE JANUARY. HIGHS
MONDAY WILL REACH INTO THE 60S ACROSS MUCH OF THE FORECAST AREA,
WITH EVEN WARMER CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY, WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 40S ACROSS FAR
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, TO THE UPPER 50S ACROSS
SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.

LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT, WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 20S, TO THE
MIDDLE 30S AREA WIDE.

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