Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
452 AM CST SAT FEB 13 2016

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-141100-
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-
452 AM CST SAT FEB 13 2016


...LIGHT ICING POSSIBLE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING
ACROSS FAR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND ALSO 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.
ICE ACCUMULATION.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...FAR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND ALSO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...EARLY AFTERNOON.

DISCUSSION...
LIGHT ICING FROM FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL BECOME POSSIBLE ACROSS
PARTS OF FAR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS LATE
TONIGHT AS AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE APPROACHES THE REGION. ANY
TRAVEL IMPACTS LOOK TO BE SLICK SPOTS ON BRIDGE AND OVERPASSES.
ACROSS THE REST OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA...AREAS OF LIGHT DRIZZLE LOOK
TO BE POSSIBLE.

AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING DISTURBANCE...WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SHIFT
OUT OF THE SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH. THESE WINDS ALONG WITH
AFTERNOON MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE UPPER 20 TO MID
30 PERCENT RANGE WILL ALLOW FOR LOCALIZED AREAS OF LIMITED FIRE
DANGER THIS AFTERNOON.

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

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

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AND OR FREEZING RAIN WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE
INTO THE MORNING HOURS SUNDAY FOR MUCH OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AND
ALSO FAR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO WARM
ABOVE FREEZING BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...WITH PRECIPITATION CHANCES
BECOMING ALL RAIN ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
AGAIN...LIGHT ICING WILL BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY MORNING WITH
POTENTIAL TRAVEL IMPACTS TO BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. RAIN CHANCES
WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING BEFORE THE UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE EXITS THE REGION.

A WARMING TREND IS FORECAST FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES BY LATE IN THE WEEK POSSIBLY REACHING WELL INTO THE
70S. GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS COMBINED WITH THE WARM TEMPERATURES
WILL HELP TO CREATE ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER DANGERS
DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE WORK WEEK. AREAS OF LIMITED TO
ELEVATED FIRE DANGERS COULD ALSO BE POSSIBLE MONDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

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

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