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EASTERN OKLAHOMA/NORTHWEST ARKANSAS WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
853 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

LATE THIS AFTERNOON, SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM
EARLIER IN THE DAY, HAD DISSIPATED ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND
WESTERN ARKANSAS. HIGH TEMPERATURES REACHED THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER
80S WITH THE WIND LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

AT MID EVENING... BROAD LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTH CENTRAL COLORADO
CONTINUED TO PRODUCE WAVES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOSTLY
AFFECTING CENTRAL AND PARTS OF WESTERN OKLAHOMA. SIGNIFICANT
THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN TEXAS HOWEVER, WAS
LIMITING MOISTURE FLOW FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO INTO OKLAHOMA AND
WESTERN ARKANSAS. TEMPERATURES RANGED IN THE 60S, WITH A LIGHT AND
VARIABLE BREEZE THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST AREA.

SKY CONDITIONS WERE OVERCAST ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN
ARKANSAS. AN ISOLATED, NEARLY STATIONARY, SEVERE THUNDERSTORM HAD
DEVELOPED IN BENTON COUNTY ARKANSAS, PRODUCING HAIL TO HALF DOLLAR
AND QUARTER SIZED AT BENTONVILLE AND JUST NORTH OF CENTERTON
RESPECTIVELY. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL FROM THE STORM, HAD YIELDED URBAN
AND STREET FLOODING ALONG HIGHWAY 71 BETWEEN LOWELL AND
SPRINGDALE.


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