Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
518 PM CST FRI JAN 13 2017

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-141130-
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-
518 PM CST FRI JAN 13 2017

...SIGNIFICANT ICING RISK CONTINUES FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

WINTER WEATHER.
ICE ACCUMULATION.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR.
ONSET...ONGOING...INCREASING POTENTIAL OVERNIGHT.

DISCUSSION...
PRECIPITATION WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE OVERNIGHT ESPECIALLY
ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.  THERE WILL LIKELY BE A RELATIVELY
NARROW ZONE OF HEAVIER PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS...AND THESE
HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE CURRENTLY EXPECTED NEAR THE INTERSTATE
44 CORRIDOR.  FURTHERMORE THE FREEZING LINE IS ALSO FORECAST
TO BE VERY NEAR THE INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR THROUGH THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS.  A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND FREEZING WILL FALL
WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR FREEZING...AND TRANSITION TO ALL
FREEZING RAIN FURTHER NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE OKLAHOMA
KANSAS BORDER.  ADDITIONAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS ONE TO TWO TENTHS
IS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT NORTHWEST OF INTERSTATE 44 WHICH
WILL CAUSE SLICK SPOTS ON ELEVATED SURFACES...AND MAY
BEGIN TO STRESS POWER LINES.  THE POTENTIAL FOR ADDITIONAL
FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE INTO THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
SATURDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL.
SUNDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.
MONDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE NORTHWEST OF INTERSTATE
44 SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT WHICH WILL ADD TO THE
ONGOING ICE ACCUMULATIONS.  POWER LINES WILL BECOME FURTHER
STRESSED AND POWER OUTAGES WILL BECOME MORE LIKELY AS
ICE ACCUMULATION INCREASES.  TEMPERATURES ALONG AND JUST
SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 44 ARE EXPECTED TO WARM ABOVE FREEZING
DURING THE DAY SATURDAY WHICH WILL END THE RISK OF ADDITIONAL
ICING.
WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL OVERSPREAD
THE REGION LATE SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY WITH LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL POSSIBLE.

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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