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Hazardous Weather Outlook

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

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-181115-
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-
924 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...Tonight.

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

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Northeast Oklahoma.
ONSET...Ongoing.

DISCUSSION...
South to southwesterly winds gusting in the 15 to 30 mph range
will remain common across Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas
overnight ahead of a cold front expected to move into the region
late tonight. A limited fire danger could remain possible mainly
over parts of Northeast Oklahoma into the overnight hours in
response to the breezy winds. Once the cold front enter into
Northeast Oklahoma late tonight...winds will shift out of the
north with gusts continuing in the 20 to 35 mph range into the
early morning hours Saturday.

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 into 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.

$$




Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
243 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-181200-
/O.NEW.KTSA.WI.Y.0012.171118T1200Z-171118T2300Z/
Benton-Carroll-Washington AR-Madison-Crawford-Franklin-Sebastian-
Pushmataha-Choctaw-Osage-Washington OK-Nowata-Craig-Ottawa-Pawnee-
Tulsa-Rogers-Mayes-Delaware-Creek-Okfuskee-Okmulgee-Wagoner-
Cherokee-Adair-Muskogee-McIntosh-Sequoyah-Pittsburg-Haskell-
Latimer-Le Flore-
Including the cities of Rogers, Bentonville, Berryville,
Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Springdale, Huntsville, Van Buren,
Ozark, Charleston, Fort Smith, Antlers, Clayton, Hugo, Pawhuska,
Bartlesville, Nowata, Vinita, Miami, Pawnee, Tulsa, Claremore,
Pryor, Grove, Jay, Sapulpa, Okemah, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tahlequah,
Stilwell, Muskogee, Checotah, Sallisaw, McAlester, Stigler,
Wilburton, and Poteau
243 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 5 PM CST SATURDAY...

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Wind Advisory,
which is in effect from 6 AM to 5 PM CST Saturday.

* TIMING...Winds will increase across northeast Oklahoma early
  Saturday morning and spread eastward across western Arkansas by
  late Saturday morning.

* WINDS...Frequent gusts of 30 to 40 mph are expected with
  occasional gusts near 45 mph likely.

* IMPACTS...Winds this strong can make driving difficult,
  especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Motorists should exercise caution while driving.  Be alert to
sudden gusts of wind which may cause you to lose control of your
vehicle.  Extra attention should be given to cross winds and on
bridges and overpasses.

&&

$$




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