Flash Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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Flash Flood Statement
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
257 AM CDT SUN APR 30 2017

ARC007-015-033-047-087-131-143-300915-
/O.CON.KTSA.FF.W.0016.000000T0000Z-170430T0915Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Benton AR-Madison AR-Franklin AR-Sebastian AR-Crawford AR-Carroll AR-
Washington AR-
257 AM CDT SUN APR 30 2017

...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 AM CDT FOR
BENTON...MADISON...FRANKLIN...SEBASTIAN...CRAWFORD...CARROLL AND
WASHINGTON COUNTIES...

At 252 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated numerous showers and
thunderstorms continuing northwest Arkansas, in what will likely
be the last round of significant rainfall with this storm system.
Widespread heavy rains have already occurred over much of the
warned area and an additional one half to one inch of rain is
possible thru the early morning hours on Sunday. Flash flooding
is already occurring and will worsen with the additional rainfall.

A storm chaser reported that US highway 412 east of Siloam Springs
near its intersection with the Illinois River is flooded. Water is
flowing over all 4 lanes and the westbound lanes are impassable.

Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Fort Smith...                     Fayetteville...
Springdale...                     Rogers...
Bentonville...                    Van Buren...
Siloam Springs...                 Berryville...
Ozark...                          Charleston...
Huntsville...                     Eureka Springs...
Cedarville...                     Mountainburg...
Natural Dam...                    Bella Vista...
Greenwood...                      Lowell...
Farmington...                     Alma...

Additional rainfall amounts of a half inch to an inch are possible in
the warned area.

This includes the following highways,
 Interstate 40 in Arkansas between mile markers 0 and 42.
 Interstate 540 between mile markers 1 and 14.
 Interstate 49 between mile markers 22 and 84, and between mile
markers 86 and 93.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

&&

LAT...LON 3612 9348 3597 9345 3576 9352 3577 9370
      3538 9371 3542 9380 3531 9381 3532 9392
      3523 9392 3523 9403 3514 9403 3514 9414
      3506 9425 3497 9424 3493 9443 3540 9443
      3650 9462 3650 9330 3612 9330

$$

Lacy


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