1253 PM CDT Tue Jul 16 2019 Expiration:
1030 GMT 17 2019
This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.
.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight
AREA...Far Southeast Oklahoma.
Dangerous heat indices have already reached into the 100 to 105
range across eastern and southeastern Oklahoma. Heat indices will
continue to rise into the mid afternoon hours with some locations
topping out close to 108. A heat advisory remains in effect for a
large portion of eastern Oklahoma.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible this afternoon over portions
of southeast Oklahoma. An isolated severe storm capable of
producing damaging wind gusts is possible.
SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Local Spotter Activation May Be Needed.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.
WEDNESDAY thru SUNDAY...Dangerous Heat Potential.
A ridge of high pressure aloft will build over the central part of
the country this week and will continue into the weekend. A
dangerous combination of heat and humidity is expected for several
days in a row across portions of the region.
A pattern change is possible going into early next week, with some
data suggesting the ridge will shift west and allow a cold front
to bring some relief from the heat to start the next work week.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
This is the first extended heat wave of the summer season. Several
days in a row of dangerous heat are expected. City and county
officials should expect an increase in heat-related incidents in
the days ahead.
weather.gov/tulsa contains additional information.
1043 AM CDT Tue Jul 16 2019 Expiration:
2345 GMT 16 2019
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
* TEMPERATURE...High temperatures in the mid 90s.
* HEAT INDEX...Maximum heat index values near 105 degrees.
* IMPACTS...The combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which
heat illnesses are possible.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, temperatures
inside can reach over 150 degrees quickly, resulting in heat
stroke and death.
Pets can also succumb to the effects of excessive heat. Ensure
pets have adequate drinking water and a shady place to rest.
Tulsa, OK Weather Warnings, Advisories and Alerts are issued by the National Weather Service.
You may want to see if there are any Special Weather Statements