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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
952 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-011100-
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-
952 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA
   THROUGH MIDNIGHT...

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN
   OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS THROUGH MIDNIGHT...

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

WINTER WEATHER.
SNOW ACCUMULATION.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

ICE ACCUMULATION.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...TONIGHT.

DISCUSSION...
LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW CONTINUES TO SPREAD ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS THIS MORNING. SNOW WILL CONTINUE
TO INCREASE INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA AND FAR NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...WITH ACCUMULATING SNOW
EXPECTED THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. AT THIS TIME...AROUND 1 TO 2 INCHES
OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MOST OF EAST CENTRAL AND INTO NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS...WITH LESSER AMOUNTS FARTHER SOUTH.

THE HIGHEST SNOWFALL TOTALS ARE ANTICIPATED ACROSS PORTIONS OF
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA NORTH OF INTERSTATE 44 WHERE AROUND 3 TO 4 INCHES
OF SNOW IS LIKELY. SOME LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS AROUND 5 INCHES MAY
OCCUR AS WELL.

WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO TAPER OFF IN INTENSITY THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT...AND EVENTUALLY TRANSITION TO LIGHT
SLEET...FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE. SOME LIGHT ICING WILL BE
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA INTO NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER REPORTS OF PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS AND TYPE ARE APPRECIATED.

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

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
THERE MAY BE A PERIOD OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE
EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ACROSS NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS...ALTHOUGH ADDITIONAL ICING AMOUNTS WILL BE VERY LIGHT.
SURFACE TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM ABOVE FREEZING BY MID MORNING
ENDING THE WINTER WEATHER THREAT.

A QUICK WARM UP IS EXPECTED MONDAY AND ESPECIALLY BY TUESDAY...WITH
LOW LEVEL MOISTURE RAPIDLY INCREASING. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
CHANCES WILL INCREASE LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY...AND SOME
LOCALIZED SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION. COLDER WEATHER
RETURNS BY WEDNESDAY...WITH LOW CHANCES OF LIGHT SNOW FOR PARTS OF
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. TEMPERATURES WILL BEGIN
TO MODERATE LATE NEXT WEEK.

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

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
940 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

ARZ010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053-064>076-010000-
/O.CON.KTSA.WW.Y.0009.000000T0000Z-150301T0600Z/
WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-PUSHMATAHA-CHOCTAW-
CREEK-OKFUSKEE-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-CHEROKEE-ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-MCINTOSH-
SEQUOYAH-PITTSBURG-HASKELL-LATIMER-LE FLORE-
940 AM CST SAT FEB 28 2015

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
 * IN OKLAHOMA...CHEROKEE...ADAIR...CREEK...OKFUSKEE...OKMULGEE...
   WAGONER...PUSHMATAHA...CHOCTAW...PITTSBURG...SEQUOYAH...
   MCINTOSH...MUSKOGEE...LE FLORE...LATIMER AND HASKELL. IN
   ARKANSAS...WASHINGTON...MADISON...CRAWFORD...SEBASTIAN AND
   FRANKLIN.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
 * LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD ACROSS NORTHEAST
   OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS INTO THE EVENING HOURS. ACROSS
   SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO MIX WITH OR
   CHANGE OVER TO LIGHT SLEET AND OR LIGHT FREEZING RAIN THIS
   AFTERNOON.

 * 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED...MAINLY ACROSS NORTHEAST
   OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. A THIN COATING OF ICE WILL
   LIKELY DEVELOP ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA THAT SEE THE
   CHANGEOVER TO LIGHT FREEZING RAIN.

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

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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