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Arctic Air Plunges into the Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Arctic air dropping through the northern and eastern U.S. and a storm off the east coast will bring periods of snow, very cold wind chills and hazardous traveling conditions from the Upper Great Lakes to the Northeast. Meanwhile in southern California, Santa Ana winds will decrease but hot, dry air will remain over the area with elevated fire weather conditions. Read More >

The National Weather Service depends on accurate reporting of severe weather in its mission to protect lives and property. We would like to hear of any significant weather phenomena that you observe, though we are particularly interested in receiving timely reports of tornadoes, one inch (quarter-sized) and larger hail, wind gusts of 58 mph or more, and flash flooding. Winter weather reports, including hazardous road conditions and snowfall are also very helpful.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa serves the counties depicted in the map at the bottom of this page.

For life-threatening and imminent severe weather threats, please contact local law enforcement immediately (even if you also contact us by social media or email) and ask that they relay your report to the National Weather Service.

You can report significant weather using these means:

When posting weather reports to social media, it is helpful to include the hashtag #okwx for Oklahoma or #arwx for Arkansas reports.

When timeliness is not an issue, you may send weather reports and photos to our webmaster at SR-TSA.webmaster@noaa.gov.  From time to time, we receive weather photos that would enhance our severe weather training, outreach, and other education efforts. If we may use the photos that you send us for non-profit purposes, please let us know. We strive to include photo credits whenever possible.

The National Weather Service in Tulsa serves in Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.