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Short Term Forecast

Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
605 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-270015-
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
605 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.NOW...
At 6:05 PM...Doppler radars detected scattered showers and
isolated thunderstorms ongoing across eastern Oklahoma. Additional
activity was moving out of central Oklahoma, and into Okfuskee
county, which has had a history of producing large hail. All of
this activity was moving northeast at 35 to 40 mph.

Through 7:15 PM...Scattered showers and thunderstorms will
continue across eastern Oklahoma, with the leading line of
convecting moving into northwest Arkansas between 6:30 and 7:00
PM. The cluster of storms moving into Okfuskee county will be
capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and heavy
downpours. This activity will impact Okfuskee, Okmulgee and creek
counties during this time. Elsewhere, light to moderate showers
will be common, with the potential for small hail and locally
heavy rainfall with any thunderstorms that occur.

A tornado watch is in effect for portions of eastern Oklahoma
until 11 PM this evening.

$$



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
457 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-271030-
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-
457 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

...SEVERE WEATHER EXPECTED THIS EVENING INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING...

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

.DAY ONE...This evening and Tonight.
TORNADO.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Generally west of a line from Bartlesville to Poteau.
ONSET...After 7pm.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...Significant.
AREA...All of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...After 6 pm.

AREA AT GREATEST RISK...Generally west of a line of
    Bartlesville to Poteau.

FLASH FLOOD.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Southeast Oklahoma.
ONSET...After 10 pm.

DISCUSSION...
Scattered thunderstorms are ongoing late this afternoon across
eastern Oklahoma and will pose only a limited risk of severe
weather.  Further west across south central Oklahoma severe
storms have developed and these storms will intensify and
increase in coverage as they approach southeast Oklahoma
later this evening.  Wind profiles will also strengthen after
sunset and any ongoing storms will experience an increase
in tornadic potential.  Locations south of Interstate 40 should
anticipate severe weather warnings and be ready to take cover
as needed.
Further north scattered severe storms are expected to develop
across northern Oklahoma and spread into northeast Oklahoma
later this evening.  A limited tornadic potential remains across
this area with an increase in damaging wind and large hail
potential increasing likely during the mid to late evening hours.
All storms will generally trend weaker as they continue into
western Arkansas, however the severe weather potential will not
subside until early Monday morning when the storm system pushes
east of the region.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Activation of the Regional Spotter Network Expected especially
along and south of Interstate 40.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
MONDAY and TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
WEDNESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
THURSDAY through SATURDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
Thunderstorms will be ongoing Monday morning but will quickly
move further east with dry weather prevailing through much of
the day Tuesday.  Thunderstorms will become widespread
Tuesday night through Wednesday with a risk of locally heavy
rainfall and severe weather.
The unsettled weather pattern will remain into next weekend
with continued thunderstorm chances with each passing
storm system.

weather.gov/tulsa Contains additional information.

$$



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