Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1206 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-171115-
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-
1206 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

WINTER WEATHER.
WIND CHILL.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Far Northeast Oklahoma and Far Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Through 4 PM.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing.

DISCUSSION...
Very cold wind chill values, between 5 and 10 below zero, will
continue through mid afternoon across portions of far northeast
Oklahoma and far northwest Arkansas. Winds will subside toward
evening, which will lead to wind chills becoming less of a factor
despite the very cold temperatures expected tonight.

The increased northerly winds will also lead to a continued
heightened risk of rapid fire spread through the afternoon.

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

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

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
The arctic airmass will remain over the region with very cold
temperatures expected again Wednesday morning. The coldest
readings will be across parts of far northeast Oklahoma and
northwest Arkansas where snow cover exists. Low temperatures
may dip a few degrees below zero in these areas although winds
are expected to be light.

A strong storm system is expected to develop into the Southern
Rockies late this week. Southerly low level flow will return to our
region ahead of this system, allowing for a warming trend to begin
Thursday and continue through the weekend. The main system will move
through the Southern Plains late this weekend, resulting in showers
and possibly, isolated thunderstorms across the area Saturday
night and Sunday.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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