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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
853 AM CDT Wed May 17 2017

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-181030-
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-
853 AM CDT Wed May 17 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

THUNDERSTORMS WITH DANGEROUS LIGHTNING.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Carroll, Madison and Franklin.
ONSET...This afternoon.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Around midday.

DISCUSSION...

Strong and gusty southwest winds are expected across eastern
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas from midday on into the afternoon
hours behind a Pacific cold front. Wind gusts in the 40 to 45 mph
range are possible across northeast Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas.

There is a small chance for afternoon storm development ahead of
the front east of the I-49 corridor. Severe weather is not
expected.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
THURSDAY...Severe Thunderstorm Potential.
FRIDAY and SATURDAY...Severe Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
SUNDAY thru TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...

Strong to severe storms are expected to develop out west along
the dryline Thursday afternoon. Clusters or lines of storms will
likely evolve from this activity and could move into portions of
eastern Oklahoma Thursday night. Damaging winds would be the
primary hazard. A band of strong to severe storms will develop
again Friday afternoon to our west and will move east into the
region late Friday and especially Friday night. An initial severe
hail and wind threat will transition to a heavy rain/flood threat
as storms train over the same areas along frontal zone. Storm
potential will shift east into western Arkansas and southeast
Oklahoma on Saturday, with a decreasing threat for severe weather
and flooding. A system sliding across the region in a northwest
flow pattern aloft will bring more thunder chances early next
week.

weather.gov/tulsa Contains additional information.

$$

Lacy



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