Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
400 PM CST Thu Jan 11 2018

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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-
400 PM CST Thu Jan 11 2018

This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

WINTER WEATHER.
SNOW ACCUMULATION.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Northeast Oklahoma.
ONSET...This afternoon.

ICE ACCUMULATION.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing.

WIND CHILL.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...After midnight.

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

DISCUSSION...
A strong cold front will continue moving through western Arkansas
and far eastern Oklahoma this afternoon. Strong north to northwest
winds behind the front will gust to near 40 miles an hour in some
places.

A band of freezing drizzle extends across portions of far northeast
Oklahoma and is moving into northwest Arkansas late this afternoon.
Some light icing is expected, with surface temperatures already down
in the 20s. Bridges and overpasses will become slick before roads.
As a result of the potential impact to travel, a Winter Weather
Advisory has been issued for this region through 9 PM.

A weakening band of very light snow could bring a few flurries to
some spots this afternoon across eastern Oklahoma, but accumulations
and impacts are not expected.

Very cold temperatures will continue to filter into the area
overnight, yielding wind chill values of zero to minus 5 in parts
of northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas by sunrise Friday
morning.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Spotter Activation Not Expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY...Dangerous Wind Chill Potential.
SUNDAY...No Hazards.
MONDAY and TUESDAY...Dangerous Wind Chill Potential.
WEDNESDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
The cold air will be reinforced over the weekend, resulting in
dangerously cold wind chills both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
After a brief warm up Sunday, another cold front will sweep
through Monday and in its wake will bring another round of very
cold temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
With minor winter weather impact potential this afternoon and
evening across parts of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas,
plan for a slower than usual commute. Dangerous wind chills in the
single digits will develop as well by late tonight into Friday
morning.

The below normal cold will continue for the next several days.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts and updates.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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