Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
118 PM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-011145-
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-
118 PM CST SAT FEB 28 2015


...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA
   THROUGH MIDNIGHT...

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN
   OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS THROUGH MIDNIGHT...


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...ELEVATED.
AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

ICE ACCUMULATION.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
        ONSET...ONGOING OVER FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA. AFTER 6 PM FOR THE
        REST OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.

DISCUSSION...
LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW CONTINUES TO PUSH ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA
AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...WITH SOME PERIODS OF SLEET MIXING IN
ACROSS EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AS WELL AS WEST CENTRAL
ARKANSAS. OVER FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...AREAS OF LIGHT FREEZING
RAIN HAVE BEGUN TO MIX IN WITH THE SNOW AND SLEET THIS AFTERNOON.
FOR THE REST OF THIS AFTERNOON...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...WHILE THE MIXING OF
SNOW AND SLEET WILL CONTINUE TO LIFT NORTHWARD ACROSS THE REGION.
A MIX OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND LIGHT RAIN WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE
OVER FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSSIBLE
MAINLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 40...WITH THE HIGHEST OF THE SNOWFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OVER FAR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA. AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 4
INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG AND
NEAR THE OKLAHOMA KANSAS BORDER.

OVERNIGHT TONIGHT...PRECIPITATION LOOKS TO DECREASE IN INTENSITY
AS THE WINTRY MIX CONTINUES TO LIFT NORTHWARD ACROSS EASTERN
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. PERIODS OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE
WITH SOME LIGHT ICING WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE
REGION...ESPECIALLY OVER NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA INTO NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS. TEMPERATURES ACROSS FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA COULD BE WARM
ENOUGH THAT PRECIPITATION BECOMES A LIGHT COLD RAIN.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER REPORTS OF PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS AND TYPE ARE APPRECIATED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
SUNDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL.
MONDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.
TUESDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH
  WIND POTENTIAL.
WEDNESDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
THERE MAY BE A PERIOD OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE
SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS...ALTHOUGH ADDITIONAL ICING AMOUNTS SHOULD BE VERY LIGHT.
SURFACE TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM ABOVE FREEZING BY LATE SUNDAY
MORNING WITH REMAINING PRECIPITATION CHANCES CHANGING OVER TO ALL
RAIN. SOME LIGHT RAIN AND A WINTRY MIX WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE SUNDAY
NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING FOR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS. AGAIN...ICING AMOUNTS LOOK VERY LIGHT AT THIS TIME.

A QUICK WARM UP IS EXPECTED MONDAY AND ESPECIALLY BY TUESDAY AS A
WARM FRONT LIFTS NORTH THROUGH THE REGION...WITH LOW LEVEL MOISTURE
RAPIDLY INCREASING. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL INCREASE
LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY...AND SOME LOCALIZED SEVERE WEATHER
IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. COLDER WEATHER RETURNS BY
WEDNESDAY AS THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY RETURNS SOUTHWARD AS A COLD
FRONT. LOW CHANCES OF LIGHT SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY FOR
PARTS OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. TEMPERATURES
LOOK TO BEGIN TO MODERATE LATE NEXT WEEK.

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

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