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Hazardous weather outlook for the National Weather Service, Tulsa Forecast Office coverage area

by Bryan Painter Published: August 15, 2013

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
THU AUG 15 2013

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-
THU AUG 15 2013

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

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK…LIMITED.
AREA…EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.
ONSET…LATE TONIGHT.

DISCUSSION…
AN MCS DEVELOPING IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN KANSAS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING WILL MOVE SOUTHWARD ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. THE EASTERN PERIPHERY OF THIS COMPLEX MAY GRAZE
THE WESTERN COUNTIES OF OUR FORECAST AREA. IF THIS OCCURS… THERE
WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR A STRONG TO SEVERE STORM WITHIN OUR AREA.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT…
LOCAL SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
FRIDAY…THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.
SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY…NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION…
THE AFOREMENTIONED ONGOING MCS MAY LINGER INTO FRIDAY MORNING…
PROVIDING A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS OUR WESTERN COUNTIES AS IT
MOVES SOUTHWARD ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND WEAKENS.

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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