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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 4:42 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 745 PM CDT for
Madison... Franklin and Carroll counties...

At 437 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy
rain across portions of the warned area. At least 4 to 6 inches of
rain has
fallen. Flash flooding will continue across portions of the area
this evening.

Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Berryville... Ozark...
Charleston... Huntsville...
Green Forest... Altus...
branch... Denning...
St. Paul... Wiederkehr Village...
Carrollton... Rudd...
Saint Paul... forum...
Aurora... Boston...
Withrow Springs State Park... Marble...
rule... Cass...

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in
the warned area.

This includes Interstate 40 in Arkansas between mile markers 26 and
42.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.


Lat... Lon 3612 9348 3608 9345 3597 9345 3588 9352
      3576 9352 3577 9370 3538 9371 3537 9375
      3542 9380 3531 9381 3532 9392 3523 9392
      3523 9408 3533 9408 3573 9392 3575 9389
      3576 9391 3650 9362 3650 9330 3612 9331



244 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mulberry river near Mulberry.
* From this evening to Sunday afternoon, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 1:30 PM Saturday, the stage was 4.19 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Mulberry river near Mulberry is expected to rise
above flood stage tonight and continue to rise to near 18.8 feet by
Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall below flood stage
late Sunday morning.
* Impact... at 18.0 feet, agricultural and Timber lands along the left
bank and in the vicinity of the gage begin to flood. The first 7
miles of the river are subject to backwater flooding from the
Arkansas River. Mulberry and the area south of I-40 can be
affected. The river is swift and dangerous.


Lat... Lon 3545 9406 3561 9404 3562 9394 3557 9400 3546 9403




244 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Ozark lock and dam.
* From this evening to Monday evening, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 2:00 PM Saturday, the stage was 354.1 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 357.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise above flood stage by
tonight and continue to rise to near 364.0 feet by Sunday
evening.The river will fall below flood stage by Monday afternoon.
* Impact... at 363.0 feet, patrolling of McLean Bottom levee in Logan
County and lower Hartman levee in Johnson County begins. Flooding
spreads over more than 4,000 acres in Franklin and Logan counties.
Numerous gas fields are flooded. Some agricultural lands in Johnson
County also are flooded.


Lat... Lon 3546 9405 3550 9382 3542 9347 3536 9349
      3531 9371 3540 9385




1236 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southwestern Madison County in northwestern Arkansas...
northwestern Franklin County in west central Arkansas...
northern Sebastian County in west central Arkansas...
Crawford County in northwestern Arkansas...
southern Washington County in northwestern Arkansas...
northeastern Haskell County in southeastern Oklahoma...
Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
southern Adair County in northeastern Oklahoma...
northeastern Le Flore County in southeastern Oklahoma...
southeastern Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...

* until 630 PM CDT

* at 1234 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. 1 to 3 inches of rain have
fallen across the area with another 2 to 4 inches possible. Flash
flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Fort Smith... Van Buren...
Sallisaw... Stilwell...
Cedarville... Mountainburg...
Natural Dam... Alma...
Barling... Muldrow...
Roland... West Fork...
Lavaca... Arkoma...
Mulberry... Vian...
Dyer... Winslow...
Gans... Marble City...

This includes the following highways,
Interstate 40 in Arkansas between mile markers 0 and 25.
Interstate 40 in Oklahoma between mile markers 290 and 328.
Interstate 540 between mile markers 1 and 14.
Interstate 49 between mile markers 22 and 51.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.


Lat... Lon 3526 9412 3527 9522 3530 9520 3530 9517
      3533 9518 3535 9517 3535 9514 3537 9516
      3538 9511 3541 9508 3545 9507 3546 9505
      3546 9508 3548 9509 3592 9483 3590 9384



Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:47 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma... including the following
counties... in Arkansas... Benton... Carroll... Crawford...
Franklin... Madison... Sebastian and Washington AR. In
Oklahoma... Adair... Cherokee... Choctaw... Craig... creek...
Delaware... Haskell... Latimer... Le Flore... Mayes... McIntosh...
Muskogee... Nowata... Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Osage... Ottawa...
Pawnee... Pittsburg... Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa...
Wagoner and Washington OK.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches have already
fallen across parts of eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas... with some local amounts over 8 inches. Additional
rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue the
remainder of the afternoon and into the evening... with
additional heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches possible...
especially across southeast Oklahoma into northwest
Arkansas.

* The heavy rainfall has resulted in widespread flooding and
flash flooding across parts of northeast Oklahoma and
northwest Arkansas. Several rivers will likely go into
moderate to major flood including the Illinois River and Lee
Creek at Van Buren. Beaver Lake Dam in northwest Arkansas
could begin to release water which would impact areas
downstream.

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 rapidly rising water or flooding is
possible within the watch area.





Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:47 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma... including the following
counties... in Arkansas... Benton... Carroll... Crawford...
Franklin... Madison... Sebastian and Washington AR. In
Oklahoma... Adair... Cherokee... Choctaw... Craig... creek...
Delaware... Haskell... Latimer... Le Flore... Mayes... McIntosh...
Muskogee... Nowata... Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Osage... Ottawa...
Pawnee... Pittsburg... Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa...
Wagoner and Washington OK.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches have already
fallen across parts of eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas... with some local amounts over 8 inches. Additional
rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue the
remainder of the afternoon and into the evening... with
additional heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches possible...
especially across southeast Oklahoma into northwest
Arkansas.

* The heavy rainfall has resulted in widespread flooding and
flash flooding across parts of northeast Oklahoma and
northwest Arkansas. Several rivers will likely go into
moderate to major flood including the Illinois River and Lee
Creek at Van Buren. Beaver Lake Dam in northwest Arkansas
could begin to release water which would impact areas
downstream.

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 rapidly rising water or flooding is
possible within the watch area.





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