Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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HWOTSA

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
509 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-241000-
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 SAT AUG 23 2014

THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS
MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

DANGEROUS HEAT.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...FORT SMITH AND SURROUNDING AREAS IN THE LOWER ARK RIVER VALLEY.
ONSET...MIDDAY.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...NORTH OF I-44 IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...MIDDAY.

DISCUSSION...

HEAT INDICES WILL RANGE FROM 100 TO 105 DEGREES ACROSS MUCH OF THE
REGION TODAY. PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND WEST CENTRAL
ARKANSAS...INCLUDING FORT SMITH AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS...WILL
SEE DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES IN THE 105 TO 110 RANGE.

SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST IN THE 25 TO 30 MPH RANGE THIS
AFTERNOON MAINLY TO THE NORTH OF INTERSTATE 44 IN NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY...DANGEROUS HEAT POTENTIAL.
TUESDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...DANGEROUS HEAT POTENTIAL.
WEDNESDAY THRU FRIDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...

A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT WILL MAINTAIN HOT AND DRY
CONDITIONS THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. AFTERNOON
HEAT INDICES WILL COME CLOSE TO DANGEROUS LEVELS IN SOME SPOTS
EACH AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL INCREASE BY THE MIDDLE
TO LATTER PART OF NEXT WEEK AS THE RIDGE BEGINS TO BREAK
DOWN...AND A FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND UPPER DISTURBANCE MOVE INTO THE
REGION.

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




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