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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1247 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-241130-
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-
1247 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 7 PM CST THIS EVENING
FOR PARTS OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA...|


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

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and Tonight.

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

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...Elevated.
 AREA...Portions of eastern Oklahoma.
 ONSET...Ongoing.

DISCUSSION...
South winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 30 to 35 mph will be common through
the afternoon. Temperatures will warm into the upper 70s to mid
80s across the region ahead of an approaching cold front. The
combination of warm temperatures and gusty winds will heighten
fire danger concerns through sunset.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
FRIDAY...High Wind Potential.
SATURDAY...No Hazards.
SUNDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
MONDAY...No Hazards.
TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
WEDNESDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
Temperatures will fall to near seasonal averages for Friday
behind the cold front. Precipitation will remain well north of the
region until late in the weekend. At that time...chances for
thunderstorms return Sunday afternoon another round of
thunderstorms possible towards midweek.

weather.gov/tulsa Contains additional information.

$$




Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
312 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...Critical fire weather conditions expected later today for
portions of eastern Oklahoma...

.Unseasonable warmth combined with strong gusty winds and low
humidity will yield conditions very conducive for the rapid spread
of fires by this afternoon.

OKZ071-073-232230-
/O.NEW.KTSA.FW.W.0006.170223T1700Z-170224T0100Z/
McIntosh-Pittsburg-
312 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CST
THIS EVENING FOR VERY DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 7 PM CST
this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN Oklahoma, McIntosh, and Pittsburg counties.

* WIND...South winds 15 to 25 miles an hour with gusts to 35
  miles an hour.

* HUMIDITY...Around 25 percent.

* TEMPERATURE...Highs in the mid 80s.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A red flag warning means that a dangerous combination of weather
conditions and dry vegetation is expected within 24 hours,
favoring rapid growth and spread of any wildfires. The primary
weather factors include stronger winds, lower humidities, and
warmer temperatures.

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$$

Lacy



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