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Flood Warning
Issued: 8:51 AM CDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until late Friday night...

The Flood Warning continues for
the Illinois River near Tahlequah.
* Until late Friday night, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 am Thursday, the stage was 10.32 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Illinois River near Tahlequah is expected to rise
above flood stage late this morning and continue to rise to near
14.7 feet late tonight. The river is expected to fall below flood
stage Friday evening. However, heavy rain is expected Friday night
and Saturday, which will cause the river to rise again. Interests
along the Illinois River should conintue to closely monitor
later forecasts.
* Impact... at 15.0 feet, moderate flooding occurs from Hanging Rock
downstream towards Tahlequah. Access roads east of the Combs bridge
near Eagles Bluff are impassable. Some Cabins and Parks may begin
to flood. Extreme turbulence makes the river too hazardous for
floating.


Lat... Lon 3612 9487 3606 9481 3576 9487 3576 9496 3603 9496




851 am CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

... Flood Warning extended until Friday morning...

The Flood Warning continues for
the Illinois River at Chewey.
* Until Friday morning, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:15 am Thursday, the stage was 13.67 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Illinois River at Chewey will continue rising to
near 14.1 feet this afternoon. The river is expected to fall below
flood stage Friday before dawn. Additional heavy rain is expected
Friday night and Saturday, which will cause the river to rise again.
Interests along the Illinois River should conintue to closely monitor
later forecasts.
* Impact... at 13.0 feet, minor flooding occurs from near fidler's Bend
to near Hanging Rock. Water begins to affect access to Winset Hollow.
Road access near the river to residential homes southeast of Chewey
bridge may be compromised. Water impacts 630 Road east of the
Cherokee/Adair County line. Extreme turbulence makes the river
unsafe for floating.


Lat... Lon 3619 9472 3611 9471 3606 9481 3612 9487




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:39 AM CDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Friday evening through Sunday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch 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... Craig...
creek... Delaware... Haskell... Latimer... Le Flore... Mayes...
McIntosh... Muskogee... Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Ottawa...
Pittsburg... Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa and
Wagoner.

* From Friday 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. 8 to 10 inches of rainfall is expected across east-central
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas with locally higher amounts
approaching 15 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: 3:39 AM CDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch in effect from Friday evening through Sunday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch 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... Craig...
creek... Delaware... Haskell... Latimer... Le Flore... Mayes...
McIntosh... Muskogee... Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Ottawa...
Pittsburg... Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa and
Wagoner.

* From Friday 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. 8 to 10 inches of rainfall is expected across east-central
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas with locally higher amounts
approaching 15 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.