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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
100 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

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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-
100 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR VERY
DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WEST OF HIGHWAY 75 IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...

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

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight.

TORNADO.
RISK...Limited.
 AREA...Southeast Oklahoma and west-central Arkansas.
    ONSET...After 3 pm.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...Elevated.
 AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
ONSET...After 3 pm.

FLASH FLOOD.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
ONSET...Through this evening.

HEAVY RAIN.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
ONSET...Through this evening.

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

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma generally along and west of Hwy 75.
ONSET...Mainly after 3 pm.

DISCUSSION...
Areas of showers and thunderstorms were ongoing early this afternoon
from southeast Oklahoma into far eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas. This activity is expected to gradually increase in strength
later this afternoon...with severe weather possible into the early
evening before the convection exits east of the region. Large hail
and damaging winds will be the main threat...although an isolated
tornado will be possible for far southeast Oklahoma into west
central Arkansas.

Additional thunderstorms may develop this evening across northeast
Oklahoma as the upper low moves across the area. The main threat
from these storms would be large hail.

Fire weather conditions will deteriorate later this afternoon for
areas in eastern Oklahoma west of Highway 75 as drier low-level
air arrives.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Local Spotter Activation May Be Needed.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.
SATURDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
SUNDAY...Severe Thunderstorm Potential.
MONDAY and TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY...Thunderstorm Potential..Heavy Rain Potential.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
Another upper level system will arrive late in the weekend...bringing
another chance of severe weather to the region late Sunday into
Sunday night. The active weather pattern continues into next week
with another good shot at thunderstorms next Wednesday into
Thursday.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
Emergency management organizations should prepare for several potential
severe weather events over the next week.

weather.gov/tulsa Contains additional information.

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