Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
520 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-041100-
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-
520 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

WINTER WEATHER.
SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...AFTER 3 AM.
ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS IN LATER PERIODS.

ICE ACCUMULATION.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND FAR NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...AFTER 3 AM.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...AFTER MIDNIGHT.

DISCUSSION...
WINTER WEATHER WILL RETURN TO THE AREA LATE TONIGHT...CONTINUING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA AFTER
MIDNIGHT. AN INITIAL WINTRY PRECIPITATION MIX WILL FOLLOW THE
FRONT...TRANSLATING SOUTHEAST BEHIND THE FRONT LATE TONIGHT AND
EARLY WEDNESDAY ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN LIMITED AS THESE
AREAS WILL REMAIN IN THE INITIAL STAGES OF THE COLD AIR PUSH
OVERNIGHT.

A WINTER STORM WARNING WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN PART OF
THE AREA FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING AS ICE AND
SNOW TOTALS ARE EXPECTED TO EVENTUALLY MEET THE LOW END OF
CRITERIA. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE
REST OF THE AREA.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
WEDNESDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
COLDER AIR WILL OVERTAKE THE ENTIRE AREA WEDNESDAY. ALL AREAS WITH
THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA WILL TRANSITION
TO ALL SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.
DURING THIS TRANSITION PERIOD...ICE AND SLEET ACCUMULATION
POTENTIAL WILL CONTINUE TO EXIST. MOSTLY SNOW AND SLEET
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS. THE HIGHEST SNOW AND SLEET TOTALS OF 2-4 INCHES ARE
CURRENTLY FORECAST ACROSS FAR EASTERN OKLAHOMA INTO NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS. ICE ACCUMULATIONS UP TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH ARE
POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.

THIS SYSTEM WILL MOVE OFF TO THE EAST LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
EARLY THURSDAY...LEAVING A PERIOD OF WARMER WEATHER IN ITS WAKE.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
CONTINUE TO MONITOR OUR LATEST FORECASTS AND PRODUCTS AS
PRECIPITATION TYPES AND AMOUNTS ARE REFINED AS THE EVENT UNFOLDS.

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

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