Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
450 AM CST SUN JAN 18 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-191100-
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-
450 AM CST SUN JAN 18 2015


...RED FLAG CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND FAR
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS 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...MID MORNING.

FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...EARLY AFTERNOON.

AREA OF GREATEST IMPACT...WEST AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM
  MCALESTER TO BENTONVILLE.

DISCUSSION...
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGERS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE REGION TODAY...WITH
RED FLAG CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND FAR NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS. SOUTHERLY WINDS QUICKLY RETURN THIS MORNING AND INCREASE
INTO THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE. THESE WINDS COMBINING WITH WARM TEMPS
AND AFTERNOON MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES LESS THAN 25 PERCENT
WILL INCREASE FIRE WEATHER DANGERS OVER THE REGION. HIGHEST FIRE
WEATHER DANGERS ARE FORECAST TO BE MAINLY WEST AND NORTHWEST OF A
LINE FROM MCALESTER TO BENTONVILLE AS THESE LOCATIONS WILL BE
WHERE THE STRONGER WINDS AND LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE CO-
LOCATED...CREATING EXPECTED RED FLAG CONDITIONS. A RED FLAG
WARNING /OKCRFWTSA/ IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON FOR MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND FAR NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS...WHILE A FIRE DANGER STATEMENT /OKCRFDTSA/ HAS BEEN
ISSUED FOR PARTS OF SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND THE REST OF NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS. WINDS SHOULD BEGIN TO SUBSIDE AFTER SUNSET AND DECREASE
FIRE DANGERS.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
WARM TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO CONTINUE MONDAY BEFORE A COLD
FRONT PUSHES ACROSS THE PLAINS TUESDAY...DROPPING TEMPERATURES
BACK CLOSER TO THE SEASONAL AVERAGE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF NEXT
WEEK.

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

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