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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
522 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018
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-
522 AM CDT Thu Mar 22 2018
...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY...
This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.
FIRE WEATHER DANGER.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas.
AREA OF GREATER CONCERN...West of Highway 75 in Northeast Oklahoma.
Increasing southerly winds with gusts in the 20 to 35 mph range
are forecast today across the region with the stronger gusts
expected over Eastern Oklahoma. These winds combined with warmer
temperatures and afternoon relative humidity values of 25 to 35
percent will elevate fire weather conditions across Eastern
Oklahoma and into Western Arkansas. The more aggressive fire
weather conditions look to be over locations along and west of
Highway 75 in Northeast Oklahoma where the strongest winds and
lowest relative humidity values should be co-located.
Gusty winds are expected to continue this evening and tonight
which will allow for fire weather conditions to remain over the
region into the overnight hours. Be mindful of any activities
which may ignite a fire and quickly report any wildfires to local
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Spotter Activation Not Expected.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.
FRIDAY...Very High Fire Weather Potential...High Wind Potential.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Heavy Rain Potential.
Elevated fire weather conditions are anticipated to continue
Friday across Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas as gusty
southerly winds and warm temperatures remain over the region. One
limiting factor will be increasing moisture ahead of a frontal
boundary forecast to move into the region Saturday.
This frontal boundary is forecast to stall Saturday night and lift
back northward Sunday with an additional cold front looking to
slowly move across the region during the first half of next week.
The result will be continued thunderstorm chances developing
Saturday night and increasing Sunday through mid next week over
Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest. This will create the potential for
multiple rounds of heavy rainfall with increasing flash flood
concerns to be possible. Uncertainties continue with exact amounts
and locations of the heavy rainfall as well as the potential for
severe weather over the weekend and into next week.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
Continue to monitor latest forecasts as there is a potential for
multiple rounds of heavy rainfall that could lead to flooding
concerns Sunday into next week.
weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.