Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
505 PM CDT Wed Jul 17 2019

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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-
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505 PM CDT Wed Jul 17 2019

This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.


DANGEROUS HEAT.
RISK...Significant.
AREA...Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing.

AREA AT GREATEST RISK...Much of northeast Oklahoma and the
lower Arkansas River valley of east
central Oklahoma and west central Arkansas.

DISCUSSION...
Heat index values in the 105 to 112 degree range will continue
until around sunset. The worst conditions are expected along the
Arkansas River valley from Tulsa to Fort Smith. Overnight lows
will not provide much of a break from the heat, as temperatures
will only fall into the mid 70s to lower 80s by morning. Remember
to stay hydrated, take breaks in shaded areas, and never leave
anyone, including pets, in a parked vehicle.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Spotter Activation Not Expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY...High Wind Potential...Dangerous Heat Potential.
SATURDAY...Dangerous Heat Potential.
SUNDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Dangerous Heat Potential.
MONDAY and TUESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
Dangerous heat and humidity will persist into the weekend. A
pattern change is forecast for late Sunday into Monday, as a front
nears the area. Clouds and the chance for showers and thunderstorms
will offer some relief from the heat by next Monday and Tuesday.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
The first extended heat wave of the summer season is underway.
Overnight lows in the upper 70s to lower 80s will not offer much
relief after the hot and humid days. This heat wave will continue
into the upcoming weekend. City and county officials should
expect a sharp increase in heat related incidents in the days
ahead.

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