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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
127 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

OKZ054>072-040330-
/O.NEW.KTSA.WW.Y.0017.150304T0900Z-150305T0600Z/
OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-
DELAWARE-CREEK-OKFUSKEE-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-CHEROKEE-ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-
MCINTOSH-SEQUOYAH-
127 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT
CST WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 3 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
 * IN OKLAHOMA...CHEROKEE...ADAIR...CREEK...OKFUSKEE...OKMULGEE...
   WAGONER...TULSA...ROGERS...MAYES...DELAWARE...PAWNEE...OTTAWA...
   WASHINGTON...OSAGE...CRAIG...NOWATA...SEQUOYAH...MCINTOSH AND
   MUSKOGEE.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
 * RAIN IS EXPECTED TO EXPAND NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS EASTERN
   OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TONIGHT AND INTO TOMORROW. THE
   RAIN WILL TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN...SLEET...AND FINALLY
   SNOW BEGINNING EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING AS COLD AIR MOVES INTO
   THE REGION BEHIND A COLD FRONT. WINTRY PRECIPITATION WILL
   PERSIST INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF FROM NORTHWEST
   TO SOUTHEAST.

 * UP TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION AND LESS THAN A
   TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED FROM 3 AM
   WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

IMPACTS...
 * ROADS IN THE ADVISORY AREA MAY BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS...
   ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES AND NON-TREATED SURFACES.

DEFINITION...
 * A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINTERY PRECIPITATION MAY
   ACCUMULATE ON ROADWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
 * USE EXTRA CAUTION IF DRIVING. ATTEMPT TO STAY ON TREATED
   ROADWAYS. EXPECT TRAVEL DELAYS.

 * STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR
   TELEVISION FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS WEATHER
   EVENT. ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT:
   WEATHER.GOV/TULSA.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
123 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-041145-
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-
123 PM CST TUE MAR 3 2015


...WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...


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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.


WINTER WEATHER.
SNOW ACCUMULATION.
RISK...LIMITED.
        AREA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
        ONSET...AFTER MIDNIGHT.

ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS IN LATER PERIODS.

ICE ACCUMULATION.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS.
ONSET...AFTER MIDNIGHT.

        SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA..NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...AFTER MIDNIGHT.

DISCUSSION...
WINTER WEATHER WILL RETURN TO THE THE AREA OVERNIGHT TONIGHT...
CONTINUING THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
AREA AFTER MIDNIGHT. AN INITIAL WINTRY PRECIPITATION MIX WILL
ACCOMPANY THE FRONT... TRANSLATING SOUTHEAST BEHIND THE FRONT OVERNIGHT
ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. SNOW AND ICE
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN LIMITED AS THESE AREAS WILL
REMAIN IN THE THE INITIAL STAGES OF THE COLD AIR PUSH OVERNIGHT.

A WINTER STORM WARNING WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE EASTERN PORTION
OF THE WARNING AREA FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING AS
ICE AND SNOW TOTALS ARE EXPECTED TO EVENTUALLY MEET THE LOW END
OF CRITERIA. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE AREA.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
WEDNESDAY...WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
COLDER AIR WILL OVERTAKE THE ENTIRE AREA WEDNESDAY. ALL AREAS
WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA WILL
TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ON WEDNESDAY.
DURING THIS TRANSITION PERIOD... ICE ACCUMULATION POTENTIAL WILL
CONTINUE TO EXIST... MAINLY ACROSS SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND WEST
CENTRAL ARKANSAS. MOSTLY SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS MOST OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. THE
HIGHEST SNOW AND SLEET TOTALS OF 2-4 INCHES ARE CURRENTLY FORECAST
ACROSS FAR NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. ICE
ACCUMULATIONS UP TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS
SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS.

THIS SYSTEM WILL MOVE OFF TO THE EAST LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
EARLY THURSDAY... LEAVING A PERIOD OF WARMER WEATHER IN ITS WAKE.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
CONTINUE TO MONITOR OUR LATEST FORECASTS AND PRODUCTS AS PRECIPITATION
TYPES AND AMOUNTS ARE REFINED AS THE EVENT UNFOLDS.


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

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