Hazardous Weather Outlook
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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
1001 AM CDT Tue Apr 17 2018

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-181030-
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-
1001 AM 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...Today and Tonight.

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

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

DISCUSSION...
Elevated fire weather conditions will occur this afternoon and
into the early evening across parts of northeast Oklahoma, with
Red Flag conditions possible across western portions of Osage and
Pawnee counties. Southerly winds are already gusting this morning
across portions of the area, with wind speeds and gusts expected
to increase through the rest of the morning and into the
afternoon. The gusty conditions 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 AND FRIDAY...No Hazards.
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 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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