Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
637 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...WIDESPREAD AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING
THROUGH THIS EVENING WITH MODERATE TO MAJOR MAIN-STEM RIVER
FLOODING POSSIBLE...

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Osage-Washington OK-Nowata-Pawnee-
Including the cities of Pawhuska, Bartlesville, Nowata,
and Pawnee
637 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include a portion of northeast Oklahoma...
   including the following counties...Nowata...Osage...Pawnee
  and Washington OK.

* Through Sunday morning

* Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected
  across northeast Oklahoma with locally higher amounts
  approaching 6 inches. A warm front located from near Ozark
  Arkansas to north of McAlester Oklahoma will be the focus
  for several rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy
  rainfall, mainly near and north of the front. The front will
  begin to push south later today with heavy rainfall spreading
  farther south, before ending later tonight.

* The heavy rainfall will likely lead to flash flooding.

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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Benton-Carroll-Washington AR-Madison-Crawford-Franklin-Sebastian-
Pushmataha-Choctaw-Craig-Ottawa-Tulsa-Rogers-Mayes-Delaware-Creek-
Okfuskee-Okmulgee-Wagoner-Cherokee-Adair-Muskogee-McIntosh-
Sequoyah-Pittsburg-Haskell-Latimer-Le Flore-
Including the cities of Rogers, Bentonville, Berryville,
Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Springdale, Huntsville, Van Buren,
Ozark, Charleston, Fort Smith, Antlers, Clayton, Hugo, Vinita,
Miami, Tulsa, Claremore, Pryor, Grove, Jay, Sapulpa, Okemah,
Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tahlequah, Stilwell, Muskogee, Checotah,
Sallisaw, McAlester, Stigler, Wilburton, and Poteau
637 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...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...Okfuskee...Okmulgee...Ottawa...Pittsburg...
  Pushmataha...Rogers...Sequoyah...Tulsa and Wagoner.

* Through Sunday morning

* Widespread rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches are expected
  across southeast Oklahoma into northwest Arkansas, with
  locally higher amounts approaching 8 to 10 inches. A warm
  front located from near Ozark Arkansas to north of McAlester
  Oklahoma will be the focus for several rounds of showers and
  thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, mainly near and north of
  the front. The front will begin to push south later today with
  heavy rainfall spreading farther south, before ending later
  tonight.

* 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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