Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1258 PM CDT THU MAY 26 2016

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-271015-
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-
1258 PM CDT THU MAY 26 2016

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

TORNADO.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...MAINLY EASTERN OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...LATE AFTERNOON / EARLY EVENING.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN ARKANSAS.
ONSET...LATE AFTERNOON / EARLY EVENING.

HEAVY RAIN.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN ARKANSAS.
ONSET...LATE AFTERNOON / EARLY EVENING.

DISCUSSION...

A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR-MASS REMAINS OVER THE AREA TODAY.
STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP WEST OF THE AREA
THIS AFTERNOON...MOVING INTO NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA EITHER BY LATE
AFTERNOON OR EARLY TO MID EVENING. THE STRONGER STORMS WILL HAVE THE
POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL.
ISOLATED TORNADOES MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
ADDITIONAL STORMS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE DRY LINE WELL TO OUR
WEST...AND THESE STORMS MAY EVENTUALLY MOVE INTO EASTERN OKLAHOMA
AND WESTERN ARKANSAS TONIGHT WITH A CONTINUED THREAT OF SEVERE
WEATHER AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
ACTIVATION OF THE REGIONAL SPOTTER NETWORK LIKELY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
FRIDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL.
SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS FRIDAY
WITH MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR REMAINING IN PLACE ACROSS EASTERN
OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN ARKANSAS. THIS WILL SUPPORT A CONTINUED
THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY...ALONG WITH A MORE
WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN THREAT...ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. THE CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AS
MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR REMAIN IN PLACE.

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

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