Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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FLUS44 KTSA 231041
HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
440 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-241100-
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-
440 AM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

...LIGHT SNOW POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MAINLY NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...

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...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...LATE EVENING.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...MAINLY OSAGE AND PAWNEE COUNTIES.
ONSET...THIS AFTERNOON.

DISCUSSION...
AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW CONTINUE TO LOOK POSSIBLE OVER PARTS OF
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TONIGHT AS A VIGOROUS
UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH THE REGION. TEMPERATURES SHOULD
BECOME COLD ENOUGH FOR ALL SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT ACROSS FAR NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...WITH ANY LINGERING LIGHT SNOW
TAPERING OFF ON WEDNESDAY. AT THIS TIME...ONLY MINOR ACCUMULATIONS
AND IMPACTS ARE ANTICIPATED...WITH PERHAPS UP TO AN INCH OF SNOW
POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.

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

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

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
SOUTH WINDS WILL QUICKLY RETURN ON CHRISTMAS DAY...WITH THE FIRE
DANGER INCREASING AS TEMPERATURES REBOUND BACK INTO THE 50S.
PRECIPITATION CHANCES RETURN FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY...GENERALLY
ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 44. THE LATEST FORECAST TEMPERATURE
PROFILES WOULD SUGGEST A LIGHT WINTRY MIX ACROSS PARTS OF NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY...AND
POSSIBLY EXPANDING INTO SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS
BY SATURDAY NIGHT. 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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