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Flood Warning
Issued: 12:50 PM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the White River at Batesville.
* From late Saturday night to Wednesday afternoon... or until the
warning is cancelled.
* At 12:00 PM Friday the stage was 13.8 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early Sunday morning and
continue to rise to near 24.0 feet by early Monday morning. This
forecast is based off of heavy rainfall forecasted this weekend.
Please monitor latest forecasts for any updates.
* Impacts at 15.0 feet... there will be minor flooding of agricutural
land along the river. A 15 foot stage at the bridge is equivalent
to 23 foot flood stage at lock one tailwater staff gage.
* Impacts at 17.0 feet... a portion of State Highway 14 near Oil
Trough may flood. Agricultural land along right bank floods. A crest
of 17 feet at the bridge is equivalent to 28 foot crest at The Lock
one tailwater staff gage.
* Impacts at 18.0 feet... moderate flooding is occurring. State
Highway 14 near Oil Trough, and farmland along the river may be flooded.
A crest of 18 feet at the bridge is equivalent to a crest of 30 feet
at The Lock one tailwater staff gage.
* Impacts at 20.0 feet... portions of Oil Trough and lower portions of
southwest Batesville may be flooded. State highways 14 and 69 affected.
Many thousands of acres of agricultural land is flooded. A 20 foot crest
at the bridge is equilvalent to a 32 foot crest at The Lock one tailwater
staff gage.
* Impacts at 22.0 feet... lower portions of Batesville and Oil Trough
will flood. State highways 14 and 69 will be closed. A crest of 22 feet
at the bridge is equivalent to a 34 foot crest at The Lock one
tailwater staff gage.
* Impacts at 23.0 feet... this is a serious flood situation. Portions of
Batesville and Oil Trough will flood. State highways 14 and 69 are
flooded. A crest of 23 feet at the bridge is equivalent to a 35 foot
crest at The Lock one tailwater staff gage.




             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon Tue Wed

Upper White River
Batesville 15 13.8 Fri 12 PM 12.0 17.7 23.7 16.5 11.7




Lat... Lon 3558 9141 3568 9164 3570 9178 3580 9174
3576 9151 3564 9128




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1234 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

... Forecast flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Black River at Black Rock.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 12:00 PM Friday the stage was 23.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 27.0 feet by
Monday morning. This forecast is based off of heavy rainfall
forecasted this weekend. Please monitor latest forecasts for any
updates.
* Impacts at 24.0 feet... thousands of acres of cropland and pastures
flooded. State Highway 37 in Independence County east of Cord may
be flooded. Water rises into low lying streets in Powhatan. Ball Park
and boat ramp area in Black Rock floods.
* Impacts at 25.0 feet... State Highway 37 will probably flood on west
side of Black River. State Highway 25 south of Black Rock and State
Highway 69 near Jacksonport may be partially flooded. Water will be
in portions of Powhatan State Park. Extensive cropland flooding,
flooding classified as moderate.
* Impacts at 28.0 feet... major flooding occurring at or above 28 feet.
Portions of Black Rock and Powhatan courthouse State Park floods.
Jacksonport State Park Riverside of levee floods. State highways
25, 37, and 69 will flood. 40 thousand acres of cropland flooded in
Lawrence, Jackson, and Independence counties. Flood crests at Black
Rock, 28.6 feet in April 2008, 29.7 feet in March 2008, and 30.45
feet in April 2011.




             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon Tue Wed

Black River
Black Rock 14 23.0 Fri 12 PM 22.6 25.0 27.0 26.5 26.2




Lat... Lon 3570 9140 3591 9125 3612 9115 3610 9101
3588 9110 3564 9128




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1227 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

... Forecast flooding increased from minor to major severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Newport.
* From Saturday morning until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 11:00 am Friday the stage was 23.4 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Saturday morning and continue
to rise to near 32.0 feet by Tuesday morning. This forecast is based
off of heavy rainfall forecasted upstream this weekend. Please monitor
latest forecasts for any updates.
* Impacts at 26.0 feet... many thousands of acres of cropland are
inundated. Water is near State Highway 14. Many private levees are overtopped allowing the river to flood cropland. Water in portions of Jacksonport State Park that are on river side of levee.
* Impacts at 27.0 feet... State Highway 14 between Newport and Oil Trough
and State Highway 122 to Newark affected. Possible structural flooding
along State Highway 14 in Independence County. Bateman levee patrolling begins.
* Impacts at 28.0 feet... Bateman levee may be threatened with overtopping.
State Highway 14 east of Newport at Village Creek could be flooded by backwater. State Highway 14 west of Newport is flooded. State Highway 69
in Independence County may be flooded. Flooding up Village Creek extends
to eastern portions of Newport. Extensive flooding of cropland in Jackson and Independence County along the white and the lower Black River. River crested slightly above 28 feet in December 2001 and March 2002.
* Impacts at 30.0 feet... serious flood problems in Jackson and Independence
counties. Flooding extends across entire White River Valley downstream of
Newport. State highways 14, 37, 69, and 384 in the vicinity of Newport may
all be affected by flooding. Village Creek may be backing into portions of
Newport.
* Impacts at 31.0 feet... patrolling of Newport, Jacksonport, and
Village Creek levees begins. Homes and businesses inside levee at
Newport flooded. State highways 14, 37, 69, 367, and 384 may all be
impacted by flooding with the lower lying highways closed.




             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon Tue Wed

Lower White River
Newport 26 23.4 Fri 11 am 26.1 27.1 30.1 32.0 31.4




Lat... Lon 3537 9150 3550 9141 3570 9140 3564 9128
3548 9127 3534 9136






Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 2:54 PM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM CDT this evening
through Sunday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, eastern Arkansas, north central
Arkansas, southeast Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, and western
Arkansas, including the following areas, in central Arkansas,
Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Pope,
prairie, Pulaski, Saline, white, and Yell. In eastern
Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and Woodruff. In north central
Arkansas, Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence,
Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp, stone, and Van Buren. In
southeast Arkansas, Arkansas and Jefferson. In southwest
Arkansas, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, and Pike. In western
Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, and Scott.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday evening

* much of the northern half of Arkansas is forecast to receive
anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain beginning tonight and
lasting through Sunday morning. Elsewhere in central parts of
the state, two to four inches of rain will be possible. Locally
heavier amounts will be seen, and a few spots, especially in
north central to northwest Arkansas, may see rainfall amounts in
excess of five to seven inches. With this types of rainfall
amounts, river flooding and flash flooding will be likely.

* Evacuations of flood and flash flood prone areas may be
needed, and those interests along Arkansas rivers will need to
monitor this developing hazardous weather situation.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are in the watch area, keep informed, and be ready for
quick action if flash flooding is observed or if a warning is
issued. Persons living in low lying areas along main-Stem rivers
should monitor the latest forecast and be ready to evacuate to
higher ground.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road
to unknown depths. Take a different Route to reach your
destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember, most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading
cause of weather related deaths.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




1016 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a
* flood advisory for
the White River at Batesville.
* Until Saturday morning.
* At 10:00 PM Thursday the stage was 13.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to near 14.5 feet by Friday morning.
Additional heavy rainfall is possible this weekend and may
result in a secondary rise on the river. Please monitor the latest
forecasts for any updates.





             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Upper White River
Batesville 15 13.9 Thu 10 PM 14.5 12.0 10.1 9.5 9.2




Lat... Lon 3558 9141 3568 9164 3570 9178 3580 9174
3576 9151 3564 9128




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Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 2:31 PM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Lake Wind Advisory in effect from 10 am Saturday to 9 PM CDT
Sunday...

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a lake
Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 10 am Saturday to 9 PM CDT
Sunday.

* Event... gusty south winds.

* Areas affected... much of the eastern half of Arkansas.

* Timing... advisory winds will likely begin within a few hours
after sunrise Saturday morning.

* Winds... sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph
possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.




Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Issued: 2:54 PM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM CDT this evening
through Sunday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, eastern Arkansas, north central
Arkansas, southeast Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, and western
Arkansas, including the following areas, in central Arkansas,
Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Pope,
prairie, Pulaski, Saline, white, and Yell. In eastern
Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and Woodruff. In north central
Arkansas, Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence,
Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp, stone, and Van Buren. In
southeast Arkansas, Arkansas and Jefferson. In southwest
Arkansas, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, and Pike. In western
Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, and Scott.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday evening

* much of the northern half of Arkansas is forecast to receive
anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain beginning tonight and
lasting through Sunday morning. Elsewhere in central parts of
the state, two to four inches of rain will be possible. Locally
heavier amounts will be seen, and a few spots, especially in
north central to northwest Arkansas, may see rainfall amounts in
excess of five to seven inches. With this types of rainfall
amounts, river flooding and flash flooding will be likely.

* Evacuations of flood and flash flood prone areas may be
needed, and those interests along Arkansas rivers will need to
monitor this developing hazardous weather situation.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If you are in the watch area, keep informed, and be ready for
quick action if flash flooding is observed or if a warning is
issued. Persons living in low lying areas along main-Stem rivers
should monitor the latest forecast and be ready to evacuate to
higher ground.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road
to unknown depths. Take a different Route to reach your
destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember, most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading
cause of weather related deaths.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




1016 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a
* flood advisory for
the White River at Batesville.
* Until Saturday morning.
* At 10:00 PM Thursday the stage was 13.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to near 14.5 feet by Friday morning.
Additional heavy rainfall is possible this weekend and may
result in a secondary rise on the river. Please monitor the latest
forecasts for any updates.





             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Upper White River
Batesville 15 13.9 Thu 10 PM 14.5 12.0 10.1 9.5 9.2




Lat... Lon 3558 9141 3568 9164 3570 9178 3580 9174
3576 9151 3564 9128




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