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Special Statement

Statement as of 4:46 AM CST on March 03, 2015

Expires 5:00 PM EST on March 03, 2015


... More winter weather expected for late Tuesday night through
Wednesday...

After a rather mild Tuesday... much colder air will overspread the
region as a strong cold front pushes through eastern Oklahoma and
northwest Arkansas tonight. Light rain this evening is expected to
transition to freezing rain and sleet after midnight across
northeast Oklahoma and into northwest Arkansas... and eventually to
mostly snow and sleet by Wednesday. This transition will occur
later across southeast Oklahoma and west central Arkansas... mainly
from Wednesday morning into the evening.

The current snowfall forecast is calling for the highest amounts
across northwest Arkansas... where around 2 to 4 inches will be
possible. Locally higher amounts are likely... especially in the
higher terrain areas. Significant amounts of freezing rain may
occur as well... especially in the Arkansas River valley of west
central Arkansas. This area remains under a Winter Storm
Watch... which may be upgraded to a warning later today.

Northeast Oklahoma will likely see some light icing Tuesday
night... and around 1 to 3 inches of snow and sleet by Wednesday.
Southeast Oklahoma could see around a tenth or two of icing on
Wednesday... with an additional inch or two of snow by late
Wednesday into Wednesday evening.

Continue to monitor the latest forecasts for this winter weather
event. Winter weather advisories or warnings may be needed as the
developing situation becomes a bit more clear.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CST on March 03, 2015


... Todays topic for severe weather preparedness week in Oklahoma and
Arkansas is methods to receive severe weather information...

This week... the National Weather Service and the federal emergency
management agency are highlighting the importance of planning and
preparing for severe weather before it strikes. Being prepared to
act quickly can be a matter of life and death.

Citizens of Oklahoma and Arkansas are urged to use this week to plan
and prepare for the upcoming severe weather season. Review severe
weather safety rules and better understand The Hazards associated
with severe thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa will issue statements
highlighting different topics each day during the week... and todays
topic is methods to receive severe weather information.

Severe weather warnings have improved greatly over the past twenty
years... following the introduction of Doppler weather radars. Even
so... the most accurate and timely warnings will not be effective if
people do not receive the warnings or do not know how to react to
them.

Most people receive their weather information... including severe
weather watches and warnings... from their favorite television
station. But... what happens when people are not at home or do not
have their television turned on?

One of the best sources of severe weather information is the NOAA
all hazards weather radio... the voice of the National Weather
Service. As a service to the public... the National Weather Service
broadcasts uninterrupted weather information 24 hours a day on any
of seven different vhf frequencies between 162.400 and 162.550 mhz.
These broadcasts can generally be received up to 40 miles from the
transmitter site... but can vary depending on the quality of your
receiver... local terrain... and atmospheric conditions.

There are currently 18 NOAA Weather Radio transmitters serving
portions of northwestern Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma... providing
continuous weather information to those areas. The transmitters and
their frequencies are...

Antlers Oklahoma... 162.400 mhz
Atoka Oklahoma... 162.500 mhz
Bartlesville Oklahoma... 162.425 mhz
Branson Missouri... 162.550 mhz
Broken Bow Oklahoma... 162.450 mhz
Fayetteville Arkansas... 162.475 mhz
Fort Smith Arkansas... 162.550 mhz
Grove Oklahoma... 162.525 mhz
Harrison Arkansas... 162.525 mhz
Joplin Missouri... 162.425 mhz
McAlester Oklahoma... 162.475 mhz
Muskogee Oklahoma... 162.525 mhz
Paris Texas... 162.550 mhz
Ponca City Oklahoma... 162.450 mhz
Springdale Arkansas... 162.400 mhz
Stillwater Oklahoma... 162.500 mhz
Tulsa Oklahoma... 162.550 mhz
Wewoka Oklahoma... 162.550 mhz

NOAA Weather Radio programming includes...
1. Weather statements... watches... and warnings.
2. Location... movement and impacts of threatening weather.
3. Current weather conditions and local forecasts.
4. Civil emergency messages.
5. Climate data.

During severe weather... watches and warnings within the
listening area are tone alerted. This alarm tone will activate
those NOAA all hazards weather radio receivers with a tone alert
feature. Most models available today use the latest digital
technology and have specific area message encoder...
or S. A. M. E. ... capabilities. This allows users to designate which
counties they wish to be alarmed for and eliminates the problem of
receiving alerts for weather events not affecting their location.

The NWS recommends that everyone have a NWR in their home and
business. NOAA all hazards weather radios are inexpensive and can be
purchased at local radio and electronic stores... as well as at a
growing number of department stores... and even on the internet. NOAA
all hazards weather radio models with battery backup capabilities
are recommended in the event of a power outage.

In addition to television... radio... and NOAA all hazards weather
radio... there are a variety of relatively new technologies
available that enable severe weather warning reception. Telephone
notification services and digital messaging to computers... cell
phones... and pagers can be obtained through various service
providers.

In June of 2012... cell phone companies began broadcasting certain
warning messages from their cell towers. The messages are
automatically received by Mobile phones that are capable of
receiving those messages on their particular network... and do not
require you to sign up to receive them. In this area of the
country... the messages that are broadcast through this system are
tornado warnings... flash flood warnings... presidential
warnings... and Amber alerts. For further details regarding this
service... see ctia.Org/Wea.

For more information regarding ways you can receive severe weather
warnings... contact your local National Weather Service office in
Tulsa or visit weather.Gov/Tulsa.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Special Statement
Alaska - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Record Report
Arizona - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
California - Freeze Watch, Frost Advisory , Frost Advisory
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Blizzard Warning , Avalanche Warning , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Delaware - Winter Weather Advisory
District of Columbia - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning
Georgia - Flood Warning
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Winter Weather Advisory
Illinois - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory
Indiana - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Freezing Rain Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory, Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Weather Statement , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Maine - Winter Weather Advisory
Maryland - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory
Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Blizzard Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Montana - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Flood Warning , Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Weather Statement , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Winter Weather Advisory
New Jersey - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
New Mexico - Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Ohio - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Freezing Rain Advisory, Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Flood Advisory, Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Rhode Island - Winter Weather Advisory
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Statement , Blizzard Warning
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Avalanche Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Vermont - Winter Weather Advisory
Virginia - Areal Flood Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Freezing Rain Advisory, Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
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