Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
530 PM CST Tue Jan 9 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-
530 PM CST Tue Jan 9 2018

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

.DAY ONE...This evening and Tonight.

DISCUSSION...
Low clouds have kept the temperatures cool today, and it will be
easier for fog to redevelop tonight given the low level moisture.
The fog may not be as dense as the past couple of days but there
will be reduced visibility overnight.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.
WEDNESDAY...High Wind Potential.
THURSDAY...Winter Weather Potential...High Wind Potential...Dangerous Wind Chill Potential.
FRIDAY...Dangerous Wind Chill Potential.
SATURDAY through MONDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
A warmer day is expected on Wednesday, as well as strong southerly
winds, which will intensify in response to the approaching storm
system. Recent rains have brought some relief to the long term
drought conditions, but the windy conditions will increase the
overall fire weather conditions somewhat.

A strong cold front will arrive early Thursday, and sweep across
eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. High temperatures will
occur early in the morning across northeast Oklahoma, falling
rapidly into the 20s or mid 30s by Thursday afternoon. The gusty
northwest winds will result in wind chill values falling into the
teens. In addition to the threats associated with the rapidly
falling temperatures on Thursday, there will be areas of wintry
precipitation.

Precipitation is expected to begin as rain or drizzle on Thursday
morning, with a period of freezing rain or sleet, before an
eventual transition to snow by Thursday night. At this point,
accumulations for most of the area are expected to be light.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
There will be impacts with the upcoming winter weather, beginning
Thursday afternoon into Friday. Accumulating snow is possible,
especially across northwest Arkansas. It will be important to
monitor the trends of the latest forecasts as Thursday approaches.
Another surge of cold air will arrive by Friday night, with an
extended period of below freezing temperatures expected for
portions of the area.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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CORFIDI



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