Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
504 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-241130-
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-
504 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 PM CST THIS EVENING
FOR PARTS OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA...|

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Eastern OKlahoma and western Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Much of eastern Oklahoma.
ONSET...Ongoing.

DISCUSSION...
Very warm and windy conditions have been observed across the area
this afternoon, with humidity levels falling between 20 and 25
percent over much of eastern Oklahoma. Several large fires are
ongoing this afternoon, and any additional fires that start will
have the potential to spread rapidly out of control. Fire weather
conditions will gradually improve this evening as winds decrease
and humidity levels rise. However, a cold front will move through
the area later tonight shifting winds out of the northwest, which
would impact any ongoing fires overnight.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
FRIDAY...High Wind Potential.
SATURDAY...No Hazards.
SUNDAY through TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
WEDNESDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
Gusty northwest winds will continue Friday behind the cold front
with temperatures closer to normal. An approaching storm system
will bring a chance of thunderstorms Sunday night into Monday,
with another round possible Tuesday. There will be a limited
threat of severe weather.

weather.gov/tulsa Contains additional information.

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