Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
445 AM CST WED DEC 24 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-251100-
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 AM CST WED DEC 24 2014

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

WINTER WEATHER.
SNOW ACCUMULATION.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AND FAR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA
ONSET...THIS MORNING.

DISCUSSION...
LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE EARLY THIS MORNING WILL CONTINUE TO BECOME
MIXED WITH LIGHT SNOW...AND MAY CHANGEOVER TO ALL LIGHT SNOW ACROSS
FAR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS BEFORE ENDING AROUND
NOON. ONLY MINOR ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED...WITH PERHAPS A HALF
INCH POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
THURSDAY...VERY HIGH FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
FRIDAY...NO HAZARDS.
SATURDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...VERY HIGH FIRE WEATHER
POTENTIAL.
SUNDAY...NO HAZARDS.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY...VERY HIGH FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
GUSTY SOUTH WINDS WILL DEVELOP CHRISTMAS DAY...WITH AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES WARMING WELL INTO THE 50S. AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES WILL BE VERY LOW...RESULTING IN A HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR MUCH
OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.

A COLD AIRMASS WILL MOVE OVER THE REGION THIS WEEKEND...WITH
PRECIPITATION CHANCES INCREASING BY SATURDAY. FORECAST TEMPERATURE
PROFILES SUGGEST A LIGHT WINTRY MIX WILL BE POSSIBLE SATURDAY INTO
SATURDAY NIGHT FOR PARTS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS. ACCUMULATIONS AND IMPACTS APPEAR MINIMAL AT THIS
TIME...BUT THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE
LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES.

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