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Flood Warning
Issued: 2:09 PM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

the Flood Warning continues for
the Spring River near Quapaw.
* From Saturday afternoon to Wednesday morning, or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 1:00 PM Friday, the stage was 12.70 feet.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Spring River near Quapaw is expected to rise above
flood stage early Saturday afternoon and continue to rise to near
34.0 feet by Sunday evening. The river is expected to fall below
flood stage early Wednesday morning. This forecast is based on a heavy
rain forecast for the next 48 hours. Crest height and timing may change
as this event unfolds. Continue to closely monitor updates to this warning.
* Impact... at 33.0 feet, the Quapaw gage site is isolated by high
water. Agricultural lands and County roads are flooded to a depth
of several feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life
threatening situation. Take action now to prepare for this
flood.


Lat... Lon 3695 9469 3682 9469 3682 9481 3695 9481




209 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Neosho river near Commerce.
* From late Saturday night until further notice, or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 1:30 PM Friday, the stage was 8.40 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Neosho river near Commerce is expected to rise above
flood stage early Sunday morning and continue to rise to near 22.5
feet early Monday afternoon. The river will then begin to fall but
is forecast to remain above 19.0 feet through Wednesday. This forecast
is based on a heavy rain forecast for the next 48 hours. Crest height
and timing may change as this event unfolds. Continue to closely monitor
updates to this warning.
* Impact... at 23.0 feet, widespread flooding occurs. Riverview Park
and the Ottawa County Fairgrounds becomes inundated. State Highway
125 south of Miami will be closed. Take action now to prepare for this
flood.


Lat... Lon 3700 9491 3689 9478 3681 9488 3700 9510




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 10:22 AM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM CDT this evening
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... Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Ottawa... Pittsburg...
Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa and Wagoner.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday morning

* a potent upper level storm system will move into the area
Friday with strong to severe thunderstorms developing by early
evening across portions of eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas. Thunderstorms will continue Friday night through
Saturday evening with locally heavy rainfall as a frontal
boundary slowly pushes southeast. 4 to 6 inches of rainfall
are expected across east-central Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas with locally higher amounts approaching 10 inches.

* The heavy rainfall will likely lead to widespread and
potentially life threatening flash flooding. 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: 10:22 AM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM CDT this evening
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... Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Ottawa... Pittsburg...
Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa and Wagoner.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday morning

* a potent upper level storm system will move into the area
Friday with strong to severe thunderstorms developing by early
evening across portions of eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas. Thunderstorms will continue Friday night through
Saturday evening with locally heavy rainfall as a frontal
boundary slowly pushes southeast. 4 to 6 inches of rainfall
are expected across east-central Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas with locally higher amounts approaching 10 inches.

* The heavy rainfall will likely lead to widespread and
potentially life threatening flash flooding. 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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