Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
459 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

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Crawford AR-Creek OK-Delaware OK-Franklin AR-Haskell OK-Latimer OK-
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Okfuskee OK-Okmulgee OK-Osage OK-Ottawa OK-Pawnee OK-Pittsburg OK-
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459 PM CST Wed Jan 16 2019

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

.DAY ONE...This Evening and Tonight.
No hazardous weather is expected through tonight.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.
THURSDAY...No Hazards.
FRIDAY...Thunderstorm Potential...Winter Weather Potential...High
Wind Potential.
SATURDAY...Winter Weather Potential...High Wind Potential.
SUNDAY...No Hazards.
MONDAY...High Wind Potential.
TUESDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
An arctic cold front will push through the region late Friday night
into Saturday morning, ushering in a very cold air mass. Isolated
thunderstorms will be possible ahead of the front Friday night, a few
of which could be strong across southeast Oklahoma with a threat for
hail.

The precipitation will transition from rain to a wintry mix to
quickly snow as colder air filters into the area behind the arctic
front. Travel impacts will be possible with the potential for
accumulating snow greatest along and north of I-40. A north wind
will gust to 30 to 40 mph behind the front.

In addition to the potential travel impact from accumulating snow,
dangerous wind chills are likely Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Wind chills in the single digits are expected as temperatures drop
into the teens across much of the area with north winds at 10 to
20 mph.

Another fast moving low pressure system will move into the Southern
Plains on Monday with strong and gusty south winds developing during
the day.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
The exact track and strength of Saturday`s storm system will
determine where the heaviest snow falls and how much accumulation
there will be. Forecasts will continue to be refined in the coming
days, so continue to monitor this situation. Some areas of
northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas could experience
significant winter weather impacts given the snow potential, cold
temperatures, and strong wind.

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