Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
457 PM CST THU FEB 4 2016

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-051145-
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-
457 PM CST THU FEB 4 2016

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

.DAY ONE...REMAINDER OF THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON.

DISCUSSION...

A LIMITED FIRE DANGER WILL EXIST THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON ACROSS
EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS DUE TO LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES AROUND 20 TO 25 PERCENT AND WESTERLY WINDS IN THE 10 TO
15 MPH RANGE.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
FRIDAY...HIGH FIRE DANGER...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
SATURDAY...NO HAZARDS.
SUNDAY...HIGH FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL
MONDAY...VERY HIGH FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
TUESDAY...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL
WEDNESDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
WINDS WILL SHIFT TO A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION AND INCREASE IN SPEED
FRIDAY...GUSTING AS HIGH AS 25 MPH IN PARTS OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.
WITH NEAR SURFACE MOISTURE REMAINING FAIRLY LOW...THE COMBINATION
OF THE WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL LEAD TO ANOTHER
AFTERNOON WITH A LIMITED FIRE DANGER.

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND BECOME STRONG AND
GUSTY INTO MONDAY BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT.  THE GUSTY WINDS COUPLED
WITH A VERY DRY AIR-MASS WILL CREATE AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER ON MONDAY
BEHIND THE FRONT. THE GUSTY WINDS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE MONDAY NIGHT
INTO EARLY TUESDAY.

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

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