Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
455 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-291100-
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-
455 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

...ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TODAY...

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 AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...LATE MORNING.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...GREATEST
        THREAT IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...THIS AFTERNOON.

DISCUSSION...
NEAR RECORD WARMTH IS EXPECTED TODAY AS AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES WARM
WELL INTO THE 70S...WITH A FEW READINGS NEAR 80 DEGREES POSSIBLE IN
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA. THESE VERY WARM TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH GUSTY
SOUTH WINDS AND AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BELOW 25 PERCENT
WILL RESULT IN AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. THE
AREA OF GREATEST RISK WILL BE ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA GENERALLY
ALONG AND WEST OF HIGHWAY 75.

A COLD FRONT WILL ENTER THE REGION THIS EVENING BRINGING COOLER AIR
OVERNIGHT.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
THURSDAY...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...NO HAZARDS.
SUNDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
COOLER WEATHER IS FORECAST FOR THURSDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND. AN
APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM WILL BRING INCREASING CHANCES OF
PRECIPITATION BY SATURDAY AND INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. AT THIS TIME IT
APPEARS THAT TEMPERATURES PROFILES WILL REMAIN TOO WARM TO SUPPORT
ANY WINTRY PRECIPITATION...BUT A CHILLY RAIN IS EXPECTED
NONETHELESS. A REINFORCING SHOT OF COLDER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE
AREA ON SUNDAY...AND RAIN MAY TRANSITION TO LIGHT SNOW OR SLEET
ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS BEFORE TAPERING OFF
LATE IN THE DAY. AT THIS TIME...ONLY MINOR ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED.

WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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