Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
518 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-271000-
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-
518 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

...SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED TONIGHT...

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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

TORNADO.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...AFTER 8 PM.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...SIGNIFICANT.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...AFTER 8 PM.

FLASH FLOOD.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...MAINLY SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...OVERNIGHT.

HEAVY RAIN.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...MAINLY SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...OVERNIGHT.

DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORMS CURRENTLY DEVELOPING FROM NORTH CENTRAL INTO
SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA WILL MOVE EAST INTO EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND
EVENTUALLY NORTHWEST ARKANSAS THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. STRONG
INSTABILITY AND INCREASING WIND SHEAR WILL SUPPORT A SIGNIFICANT
SEVERE WEATHER RISK ACROSS THE AREA. LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS
BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...WITH THE TORNADO
POTENTIAL BEING GREATEST PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT. THE TORNADIC POTENTIAL
IS EXPECTED TO BE LESS DEFINED AS STORMS CONGEAL LATE THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...ALTHOUGH SOME TORNADIC POTENTIAL WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
ACTIVATION OF THE REGIONAL SPOTTER NETWORK EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
WEDNESDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
THURSDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORMS MAY CONTINUE INTO WEDNESDAY...MAINLY ACROSS FAR
EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM
CHANCES RETURN LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...WITH AN INCREASE IN COVERAGE
AND INTENSITY EXPECTED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. SEVERE WEATHER WILL BE
POSSIBLE ALONG WITH AREAS OF FLOODING GIVEN THE EXPECTED RAINFALL
AMOUNTS. AN UNSETTLED PATTERN WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK
WITH CONTINUED THUNDERSTORM CHANCES.

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

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