Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
456 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-011100-
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-
456 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR ALL OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS TODAY THROUGH MIDNIGHT...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

WINTER WEATHER.
SNOW ACCUMULATION.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

ICE ACCUMULATION.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...TONIGHT.

DISCUSSION...
LIGHT SNOW WILL BE ONGOING ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS EARLY THIS MORNING. SNOW SHOULD INCREASE LATER
THIS MORNING...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS...WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW EXPECTED THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. AT
THIS TIME...AROUND 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MOST OF
EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND INTO NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS FARTHER SOUTH. THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL
TOTALS ARE ANTICIPATED ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA NORTH
OF INTERSTATE 44 WHERE AROUND 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE. SOME
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS MAY OCCUR AS WELL.

WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF IN INTENSITY THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...AND EVENTUALLY TRANSITION TO LIGHT
SLEET...FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE. SOME LIGHT ICING WILL BE
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA INTO NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER REPORTS OF PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS AND TYPE ARE APPRECIATED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
SUNDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL.
MONDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.
TUESDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...WINTER WEATHER
POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
WEDNESDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
THERE MAY BE A PERIOD OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS...ALTHOUGH ADDITIONAL ICING AMOUNTS WILL BE VERY LIGHT.
SURFACE TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM ABOVE FREEZING BY MID MORNING
ENDING THE WINTER WEATHER THREAT.

A QUICK WARM UP IS EXPECTED MONDAY AND ESPECIALLY BY TUESDAY...WITH
LOW LEVEL MOISTURE RAPIDLY INCREASING. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
CHANCES WILL INCREASE LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY...AND SOME
LOCALIZED SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. COLDER WEATHER
RETURNS BY WEDNESDAY...WITH LOW CHANCES OF LIGHT SNOW FOR PARTS OF
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN
TO MODERATE LATE NEXT WEEK.

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

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