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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
508 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

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Okfuskee OK-Okmulgee OK-Osage OK-Ottawa OK-Pawnee OK-Pittsburg OK-
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508 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017


...Fire Dangers Continue Saturday...

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

.DAY ONE...This Evening and Tonight.

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

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Mainly West of U.S. Highway 69 in Northeast Oklahoma.
ONSET...Ongoing.

DISCUSSION...
South to southwesterly winds gusting in the 15 to 30 mph range
along with warm temperatures have created high fire dangers
across parts of Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas late this
afternoon. Elevated fire dangers will remain possible over parts
of Northeast Oklahoma...mainly west of U.S. Highway 69 into the
evening hours before relative humidity values recover.

Overnight tonight...south to southwesterly winds are expected to
remain breezy over the region with gusts in the 10 to 25 mph
range. These winds will be ahead of a cold front forecast to move
into Northeast Oklahoma late tonight and across the region
Saturday morning. Behind the frontal passage...northerly winds
gusting in the 15 to 30 mph range will be possible late tonight.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Spotter Activation Not Expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday.
SATURDAY...Very High Fire Weather Potential...High Wind Potential.
SUNDAY...No Hazards.
MONDAY...High Wind Potential.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
The cold front will continue to move across Eastern Oklahoma and
Northwest Arkansas Saturday morning and is expected to exit the
region early Saturday afternoon. Northerly winds increase early
Saturday morning across Northeast Oklahoma...and spread across
Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas into the afternoon hours
behind the front with gusts in the 30 to 45 mph range. A wind
advisory is in effect from early Saturday morning through Saturday
afternoon.

Despite much cooler air Saturday...drier air pushing into the
region combined with the gusty winds will continue very high fire
dangers across much of Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
Greater fire potential looks to be over much of Eastern Oklahoma
where minimum relative humidity values less than 45 percent will
be possible.

Winds subside Sunday as high pressure builds in over the Plains.
Another weak frontal boundary looks to move through during the
first part of next week...though limited moisture could keep the
frontal passage dry.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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