Severe Weather Alerts - Poteau, OK

  • Wind Advisory

    Wind Advisory in effect until 6:00 PM CST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ARKANSAS...BENTON...CARROLL...WASHINGTON...
MADISON...CRAWFORD...FRANKLIN...AND SEBASTIAN COUNTIES. IN
OKLAHOMA...PUSHMATAHA...CHOCTAW...OSAGE...WASHINGTON...
NOWATA... CRAIG...OTTAWA...PAWNEE...TULSA...ROGERS...MAYES...
DELAWARE... CREEK...OKFUSKEE...OKMULGEE...WAGONER...CHEROKEE...
ADAIR... MUSKOGEE...MCINTOSH...SEQUOYAH...PITTSBURG...
HASKELL...LATIMER... AND LE FLORE COUNTIES.

* TIMING...NORTHWEST WINDS WITH FREQUENT GUSTS OF 35 TO 45 MPH
ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA...AND 30 TO 40 MPH ACROSS WESTERN
ARKANSAS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON. WINDS
WILL SLOWLY DIMINISH AFTER SUNSET.

* IMPACTS...WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

* MOTORISTS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. BE ALERT TO
SUDDEN GUSTS OF WIND WHICH MAY CAUSE YOU TO LOSE CONTROL OF
YOUR VEHICLE. ADDITIONALLY...THESE WINDS WILL ALLOW FOR THE
RAPID SPREAD OF ANY WILDFIRES. QUICKLY REPORT SMOKE OR FIRE TO
YOUR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT.

* A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 40 MPH OR HIGHER ARE
EXPECTED.

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Poteau, OK Radar