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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1251 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

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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-
1251 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017


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...Northeast Oklahoma.
ONSET...Ongoing.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET..Ongoing.


DISCUSSION...
Limited fire weather danger continue across eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas...especially across northeast Oklahoma as winds have
already shifted to the northwest with gusts between 20 and 30
miles per hour. Ahead of the front...southwest winds will slowly shift
out of the west...and then northwest later today once the cold
front pushes through the rest of the region.

Wind speeds combined with above seasonal average
temperatures...minimum relative humidity values less than 25
percent for most locations. With ongoing dry conditions factored
in, fire concerns will continue through sunset. The multiple wind
shifts today could create difficulties for any ongoing wildfires.
After sunset...wind speeds should begin to decrease while relative
humidity values recover.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...No Hazards.
SATURDAY...Fire Danger Potential.
SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
Breezy southerly winds and warmer temperatures return Saturday
ahead of a low pressure system forecast to move across the region
Sunday. Conditions ahead of this system on Saturday will aid in
increasing fire weather concerns again for Eastern Oklahoma and
Northwest Arkansas. Chances for rain increase some for Saturday
night and Sunday as the system moves through. At this time, the
higher chances for precipitation look to be across Southeast
Oklahoma and into Northwest Arkansas.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Springfield MO
101 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon-
St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-
Laclede-Texas-Dent-Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Wright-Newton-
Lawrence-Christian-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-McDonald-Barry-Stone-
Taney-Ozark-Oregon-
101 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of the Missouri
Ozarks and extreme southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

Weather hazards expected...

  Limited Non thunderstorm wind risk.
  Elevate to Locally Significant Fire weather risk.

DISCUSSION...

 Westerly to northwesterly winds will gust up to around 30 mph as
 a cold front moves across the region.

 These gusty winds combined with low humidities and dry fuels
 will lead to an elevated to locally significant fire weather
 risk.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

  An elevated fire weather risk will occur at times through the
  week with Saturday having the most critical fire weather
  conditions.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

  Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

&&

More detailed information can be accessed at:
http://www.weather.gov/sgf/sitrep

This product in graphical format...along with other weather...
hydrological and climate information...at
http://www.weather.gov/sgf

$$

Foster

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Norman OK
1254 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Noble-Roger Mills-Dewey-Custer-Blaine-Kingfisher-Logan-Payne-
Beckham-Washita-Caddo-Canadian-Oklahoma-Lincoln-Grady-McClain-
Cleveland-Pottawatomie-Seminole-Hughes-Harmon-Greer-Kiowa-Jackson-
Tillman-Comanche-Stephens-Garvin-Murray-Pontotoc-Coal-Cotton-
Jefferson-Carter-Johnston-Atoka-Love-Marshall-Bryan-Hardeman-
Foard-Wilbarger-Wichita-Knox-Baylor-Archer-Clay-
1254 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern...
western...central...and southern Oklahoma...and western
north Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...

.Fire Weather...
Wildfire potential is expected to be near critical this afternoon
across western Oklahoma and adjacent parts of northern Texas
because of dry conditions and very warm and windy weather.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday...

.Fire Weather...
Wildfire potential is expected to be near critical on Saturday,
primarily across western Oklahoma because of dry conditions and
warm and windy weather.

.Thunderstorms...
A storm system will bring a slight chance of thunderstorms to
southeastern Oklahoma Saturday night. Severe weather is not
expected.

Get graphics and more details at weather.gov/norman...and follow
our weather forecast office on Twitter and Facebook.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1205 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Sevier-Howard-Little River-Hempstead-Nevada-Miller-Lafayette-
Columbia-Union-Caddo-Bossier-Webster-Claiborne-Lincoln-De Soto-
Red River-Bienville-Jackson-Ouachita-Sabine-Natchitoches-Winn-
Grant-Caldwell-La Salle-McCurtain-Bowie-Franklin-Titus-Camp-
Morris-Cass-Wood-Upshur-Marion-Smith-Gregg-Harrison-Cherokee-Rusk-
Panola-Nacogdoches-Shelby-Angelina-San Augustine-
1205 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, north central Louisiana, northwest
Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, east Texas and northeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight...

Gusty winds and low relative humidities will result in elevated
fire danger today. No other hazardous weather is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday...

Showers and thunderstorms will return to the region during the
weekend. However, no hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of emergency management personnel...amateur radio
operators...and storm spotters will not be needed.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
500 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Boone-Marion-Baxter-Fulton-Sharp-Newton-Searcy-Stone-Izard-
Independence-Johnson-Pope-Van Buren-Cleburne-Jackson-Logan-Conway-
Faulkner-White-Woodruff-Scott-Yell-Perry-Polk-Montgomery-Garland-
Saline-Pulaski-Lonoke-Prairie-Monroe-Pike-Clark-Hot Spring-Grant-
Jefferson-Arkansas-Dallas-Cleveland-Lincoln-Desha-Ouachita-Calhoun-
Bradley-Drew-
500 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for a Large Part of Arkansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Warmer temperatures and lower humidities are expected today ahead of
a cold front moving through the state. This will increase the fire
danger once again. The strongest winds will be in the east and the
lowest humidities will be in the west. Humidity levels will fall to
the mid 20s to lower 30s. Near Red Flag conditions may be seen today
...and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged...as most of the
state is now under a burn ban. A Lake wind Advisory is in effect for
many of the eastern counties where winds will gust to 35 mph.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday Through Tuesday

Overall the wildfire danger over Arkansas will remain high due to
the extended period of low rainfall. Outdoor burning is strongly
discouraged...and most of the state is now under a burn ban.

Rain chances do return Saturday night into Sunday morning...but
mainly light to moderate rain is expected. Until widespread
significant rainfall is observed...expect the wild fire danger to
remain at high levels given the severe to extreme drought currently
in place.

.Spotter Information Statement...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

&&

Visit NWS Little Rock on the web. Go to http://weather.gov/lzk.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wichita KS
415 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion-Chase-
Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Woodson-Allen-Kingman-Sedgwick-Harper-
Sumner-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery-Labette-
415 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Central, South
Central and Southeast Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A Very High Grassland Fire danger will exist in all areas this
afternoon. There may be a brief period early this afternoon, around
1 PM CST, in which an Extreme Grassland Fire danger may exist in
Russell, Lincoln, Ellsworth and Western Saline counties. Burning is
especially discouraged in these areas where northerly winds from 20
to 30 mph are likely with gusts around 35 mph. The northwest winds
would subside this evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A Very High Grassland Fire danger remains possible in much of
Southeast Kansas Saturday afternoon.

Some light snow is possible in primarily Central Kansas late
Saturday Night but there should be minimal accumulation. In most of
South-Central and Southeast Kansas, there`s a chance of light rain
that may be mixed with light snow early Sunday Morning.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated today or tonight.

&&

For a graphical version of this information, see our webpage at:
http://weather.gov/wichita/hwo/

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
324 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

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Montague-Cooke-Grayson-Fannin-Lamar-Young-Jack-Wise-Denton-Collin-
Hunt-Delta-Hopkins-Stephens-Palo Pinto-Parker-Tarrant-Dallas-
Rockwall-Kaufman-Van Zandt-Rains-Eastland-Erath-Hood-Somervell-
Johnson-Ellis-Henderson-Comanche-Mills-Hamilton-Bosque-Hill-Navarro-
Freestone-Anderson-Lampasas-Coryell-Bell-McLennan-Falls-Limestone-
Leon-Milam-Robertson-
324 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Very elevated fire weather conditions are expected today north and
west of a Temple to Corsicana to Athens line. Extreme care is urged
during all outside activities where there is a potential for grass
fire to get started.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

For Saturday, elevated fire weather conditions will be possible west
of Interstate 35.

There is a chance for thunderstorms across North and Central Texas
Saturday afternoon and night. Strong and severe storms are not
expected.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

$$

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