Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
445 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 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-
445 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS CONTINUE
TODAY...

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...Far Southeast Oklahoma and west central Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing.

HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOOD.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Far eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma to the west of Highway 75.
ONSET...Ongoing through early evening.

DISCUSSION...
Showers and thunderstorms are ongoing late this afternoon across
portions of far eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas and will
continue to push to the east through the early evening hours.
These thunderstorms will pose a damaging wind threat, as well as a
small but non zero rapidly developing, leading edge tornado
threat.

Additional thunderstorms are likely to develop to the west of
this line through the evening and even into the overnight hours in
response to an approaching upper level low pressure center. These
thunderstorms will contain a large hail threat.

Fire weather conditions will deteriorate into the early evening
hours, as a dryline moves through the area. Some locations to the
west of Highway 75 will see Red Flag conditions for a couple of
hours.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
SATURDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
SUNDAY...Severe Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
Thunderstorms may be ongoing Saturday morning across portions of
far northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas due to the
aforementioned upper level low pressure. Coverage will diminish
from west to east through the day.

A brief lull in the thunderstorm activity will occur Saturday
night and through much of the day Sunday. Thunderstorms will
likely expand across the region late Sunday afternoon and into the
evening and overnight hours as another upper level storm system
moves through the Southern and Central Plains region. Severe
weather will be possible, with both large hail and damaging winds
being the primary threats.

The weather pattern will remain active into the next work week and
perhaps even beyond that. The next storm system will arrive toward
the middle of next week, bringing another increase in thunderstorm
potential.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
Emergency management and first responders should follow forecasts
closely, as multiple rounds of severe weather will be possible
through at least the next week.

weather.gov/tulsa Contains additional information.

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