Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
515 AM CST Thu Jan 11 2018

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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-
515 AM CST Thu Jan 11 2018


...WINTRY PRECIPITATION POTENTIAL TODAY...
...WIND ADVISORY PARTS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA TODAY...


This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

WINTER WEATHER.
SNOW ACCUMULATION.
RISK...Limited.
    AREA...Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
    ONSET...This afternoon.

ICE ACCUMULATION.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Late morning northeast Oklahoma...late afternoon northwest Arkansas

WIND CHILL.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...After midnight.


SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing.


DISCUSSION...
A strong cold front will move through northeast Oklahoma and western
Arkansas today, with temperatures dropping 15-20 degrees within a
few hours of frontal passage.  Freezing precipitation will likely
begin in parts of far northeast Oklahoma by mid to late morning  and
by mid to late afternoon across northwest Arkansas. Although
accumulations will be light where freezing precipitation occurs,
slick spots on roads, bridges and overpasses will likely result
in hazardous driving conditions for the Thursday afternoon
commute- especially far eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
Any mixed precipitation will will change over to all snow this
afternoon and early evening, with less than an inch expected.

Additionally, strong southerly winds will continue ahead of the
front. As the front continues to move east,winds will shift to
the northwest with increasing speeds.  Wind gusts as high as 35
to 45 miles an hour are possible behind the front, especially
across parts of northeast Oklahoma beginning around mid morning.
At this time, a wind advisory will be in effect from 9 am to 4 pm
for parts of northeast Oklahoma. The advisory may be expanded
further east later today.

Very cold temperatures will continue to filter into the area
overnight, yielding wind chill values of zero to minus 5 by
sunrise Friday morning.


SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Spotter Activation Not Expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY...Dangerous Wind Chill Potential.
SUNDAY...No Hazards.
MONDAY through WEDNESDAY...Dangerous Wind Chill Potential.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
The cold air will be reinforced over the weekend, resulting in
dangerously cold wind chills both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
After a brief warm up Sunday, another cold front will sweep
through Monday and in its wake will bring another round of very
cold temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday.


EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
With minor winter weather impact potential Thursday day and
evening across parts of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas,
plan for a slower than usual commute.  Dangerous wind chills in
the single digits will develop as well by late Thursday night
into Friday morning.

The below normal cold will continue for the next several days.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts and updates.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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