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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
506 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

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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-
506 AM CST Tue Feb 28 2017

...SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL TODAY AND TONIGHT...

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.
TORNADO.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Generally east of a line from Nowata to Mcalester.
ONSET...After 5 pm.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...Significant.
AREA...Much of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...After 4 pm.

AREA AT GREATEST RISK...Far eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Much of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Mid morning.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Generally along and northwest of Interstate 44.
ONSET...Afternoon.

DISCUSSION...
Instability will increase today in advance of a cold front
which will sweep across the region tonight.  Isolated
thunderstorms are possible as early as late morning with
chances increasing further by the late afternoon hours.
Any storms which do develop during the late afternoon
to early evening hours will pose a risk of very large hail,
damaging winds and tornadoes.  Currently the most likely area for
afternoon storm development is far eastern Oklahoma
and northwest Arkansas.
Thunderstorm chances will increase further during the late
evening through overnight hours associated with the passing
cold front.  The potential for damaging winds will increase
with these storms along with a continued risk of large hail and
possibly tornadoes.  Storms will move rapidly today and
tonight and safety precautions should be taken quickly
should a warning be issued for your area.
Thunderstorms will move east of northwest Arkansas
by sunrise Wednesday.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Activation of the Regional Spotter Network Likely.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
WEDNESDAY...High Wind Potential.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY...No Hazards.
SATURDAY...High Wind and Fire Weather Potential.
SUNDAY...Thunderstorm and High Wind Potential.
MONDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
Breezy northwesterly winds will prevail on Wednesday
behind the passing cold front.  A return to warmer
temperatures and gusty south winds arrive on Saturday.
This will raise fire weather concerns.  Thunderstorm
chances increase on Sunday along as the next storm
system moves through the Plains.

weather.gov/tulsa Contains additional information.

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