Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
419 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

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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-
419 PM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON AND AGAIN TOMORROW...

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

.DAY ONE...Remainder of this Afternoon and Tonight.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma.
ONSET...Ongoing.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma.
ONSET...Ongoing.

DISCUSSION...

Elevated fire weather conditions will continue this afternoon into
the early evening hours across parts of northeast Oklahoma, with Red
Flag conditions possible across western portions of Osage and Pawnee
counties. Southerly winds gusting in the 25 to 30 mph range will
combine with well above normal temperatures, continued dry fuels,
and low minimum relative humidities to lead to the elevated fire
weather conditions.

In addition, a cold front will move through the area tonight,
with winds shifting from the south to the southwest to the
northwest. This wind shift will affect any ongoing fire fighting
efforts.


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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.
WEDNESDAY...Very High Fire Weather Potential...High Wind Potential.
THURSDAY...No Hazards.
FRIDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
SATURDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
SUNDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
MONDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
Despite cooler temperatures behind the aforementioned cold front,
lower relative humidity values and gusty northwest winds on
Wednesday will maintain the elevated fire danger, especially for
parts of northeast Oklahoma during the afternoon.  A fire weather
watch is now in effect for areas generally along and west of a
Chelsea...Henryetta line.

A strong upper level system and cold front still appear on track
to offer chances for widespread rain and thunderstorms this
weekend across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The
potential for locally heavy rainfall exists with this system,
however, the potential for severe weather is low at this time.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

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