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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
509 AM CDT Tue Jul 16 2019

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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-
509 AM CDT Tue Jul 16 2019

...Dangerous Heat Wave Starts Today, Continues thru Work Week...

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Far southeast Oklahoma.
ONSET...This Afternoon.

DANGEROUS HEAT.
RISK...Elevated.
AREA...Areas of eastern Oklahoma, mainly along and west of a line
from Ponca City to Tulsa to Hugo.
ONSET...Around noon.

DISCUSSION...

Dangerous heat is expected by this afternoon across portions of
eastern Oklahoma, including the Tulsa metro area, McAlester and
Hugo. Heat indices between 105 and 110 degrees are expected. A
heat advisory is in effect.

Isolated to widely scattered afternoon thunderstorms are expected
over far southeast Oklahoma. An isolated severe storm capable of
producing damaging wind gusts is possible.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION
STATEMENT... Local Spotter Activation May Be Needed.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.
WEDNESDAY thru SUNDAY...Dangerous Heat Potential.
MONDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...

A ridge of high pressure aloft will build over the central part of
the country this week and will continue into the weekend. A
dangerous combination of heat and humidity is expected for several
days in a row across portions of the region.

A pattern change is possible going into early next week, with some
data suggesting the ridge will shift west and allow a cold front
to bring some relief from the heat to start the next work week.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...

This is the first extended heat wave of the summer season. Several
days in a row of dangerous heat are expected. City and county
officials should expect an increase in heat-related incidents in
the days ahead.

weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.

$$

Lacy



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