Hazardous Weather Outlook
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FLUS44 KTSA 251103
HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
503 AM CST THU DEC 25 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-261100-
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-
503 AM CST THU DEC 25 2014

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...LATE MORNING.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...SIGNIFICANT.
AREA...MOST OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...THIS AFTERNOON.

AREA AT GREATEST RISK...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.

DISCUSSION...
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION THIS
AFTERNOON AS STRONG SOUTH WINDS COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
AND DRY FINE FUELS. THE POOREST CONDITIONS WILL BE ACROSS MUCH OF
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...WHERE FREQUENT GUSTS AROUND 35 TO 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED.

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

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

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
AREA FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH PRECIPITATION CHANCES INCREASING LATER
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. FORECAST TEMPERATURE PROFILES SUGGESTS
THAT A MIX OF LIGHT SLEET AND SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA MAINLY NORTHWEST OF INTERSTATE 44. ANY
ACCUMULATIONS AND IMPACTS APPEAR MINIMAL AT THIS TIME...BUT THOSE
WITH HOLIDAY TRAVEL PLANS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS FOR UPDATES.

ANOTHER SURGE OF MUCH COLDER AIR IS EXPECTED FOR EARLY NEXT
WEEK...WITH COLD WEATHER PERSISTING FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

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