Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
447 PM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-211015-
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-
447 PM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

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

.DAY ONE...THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT.

DISCUSSION...
HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO SUBSTANTIAL
FLOODING ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40.  NUMEROUS SMALL STREAMS
REMAIN OUT OF THEIR BANKS AND SEVERAL LARGER MAIN STEM RIVERS ALSO
REMAIN IN FLOOD.  SEVERAL ROADS REMAIN CLOSED DUE TO THE FLOODING
AND THERE ARE LIKELY MANY SECONDARY ROADWAYS THAT REMAIN FLOODED AND
POSSIBLY DAMAGED BY THE FLOODING RAINFALL. AREAL FLOODING WARNINGS
REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR FOR A LARGE PART OF WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AND
SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA THROUGH TONIGHT.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
THURSDAY...NO HAZARDS.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...HEAVY RAIN
POTENTIAL.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORMS WILL SPREAD INTO THE REGION ON FRIDAY...WITH MORE
WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS ALONG WITH HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED
OVER THE WEEKEND.  THERE WILL LIKELY BE SOME LEVEL OF SEVERE
WEATHER POTENTIAL THROUGH THE WEEKEND...HOWEVER ADDITIONAL FLOODING
WILL BE A MORE WIDESPREAD CONCERN ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE THAT PLAN
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN PROXIMITY TO LAKES OR RIVERS.  UPDATED
FORECASTS SHOULD BE CLOSELY FOLLOWED AND BE READY FOR ACTION SHOULD
FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED FOR YOUR AREA.

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

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