Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
456 PM CST WED JAN 21 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-221130-
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-
456 PM CST WED JAN 21 2015

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...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS NEAR I-40.
ONSET...AFTER MIDNIGHT.

DISCUSSION...
LIGHT RAIN WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN
OKLAHOMA THIS EVENING AS AN UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM
THE SOUTHWEST. AS THE UPPER SYSTEM MOVES CLOSER...COLDER
TEMPERATURES ALOFT WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA AND BY LATE
TONIGHT...POSSIBLY SUPPORTING A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW. AT THIS TIME
THE LOWEST LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN JUST WARM ENOUGH TO
PREVENT A TOTAL CHANGEOVER TO SNOW. HOWEVER...ONE OR TWO HEAVIER
BANDS OF PRECIPITATION COULD DEVELOP IN EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND CAUSE
THE ATMOSPHERE TO LOCALLY COOL ENOUGH FOR SOME SNOW TO ACCUMULATE.
THE MOST LIKELY AREA FOR SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE IN A WEST TO
EAST BAND ABOUT 30 MILES NORTH OR SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40 IN
EASTERN OKLAHOMA. SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE LIMITED TO LESS THAN
AN INCH AS SURFACE TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN SEVERAL DEGREES ABOVE
FREEZING.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
THURSDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL.
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL BE ONGOING EARLY THURSDAY MORNING
MAINLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 40. SHOULD ANY SNOW ACCUMULATE...IT WILL
MELT QUICKLY AS TEMPERATURES WARM WELL ABOVE 40 DEGREES BY NOON.

BRISK WESTERLY WINDS SUNDAY...IN COMBINATION WITH UNSEASONABLY WARM
DRY WEATHER...WILL CONTRIBUTE TO INCREASED FIRE POTENTIAL.

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

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