Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
520 PM CST Mon Mar 8 2021

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-091130-
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-
520 PM CST Mon Mar 8 2021

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

.DAY ONE...This Evening and Tonight.

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

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

DISCUSSION...
Gusty southerly winds will continue through the rest of the
afternoon and into the early evening hours before subsiding
somewhat, though stronger gusts will remain possible through the
overnight hours. The warm temperatures and low humidity values will
also lead to an increased threat of grassland fire spread throughout
much of the forecast area. Fire weather concerns will gradually
lessen after sunset as low level moisture begins to increase across
the region.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.
TUESDAY...Very High Fire Weather Potential...High Wind Potential.
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...
          Very High Fire Weather Potential...High Wind Potential.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
SUNDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
Strong and gusty winds will develop Tuesday with frequent gusts of
25 to 35 mph expected. These winds will support higher grassland
fire spread rates, however increasing humidity will help limit the
overall fire weather concern. Shower and thunderstorm chances will
increase Wednesday night into Thursday as a cold front moves slowing
southward into the region. South of the cold front a limited fire
weather concern will continue, however humidity values will remain
high. The cold front will serve as a focus for repeated rounds of
showers and thunderstorms Friday through Saturday with a passing
storm system continuing rain chances through Sunday. The pattern
is favorable for heavy rainfall potential. While the exact
location of the heaviest rains has yet to be determined, the
potential for some level of flooding impacts may increase by next
weekend.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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