Flood Potential Outlook
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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1230 PM CST THU DEC 24 2015

...MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL THIS WEEKEND WILL LIKELY CAUSE
RIVER FLOODING NEXT WEEK...

MOISTURE LEVELS WILL INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS
AS A FRONT LIFTS OVER THE AREA AND STALLS ACROSS ARKANSAS PROVIDING
AN AXIS OF HEAVY RAINFALL THAT WILL SHIFT AROUND OVER THE WEEKEND.
STORM TOTAL AMOUNTS BY TUESDAY ARE FORECASTED TO BE THREE TO FIVE
INCHES OVER SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS...WITH FIVE TO SEVEN INCHES OVER A
LARGE PORTION OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST ARKANSAS...WITH SEVEN TO OVER
TEN INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE OUACHITAS AND OZARKS IN
NORTH...NORTHWEST...AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS.

CONSIDERING STREAMFLOW ON THE ARKANSAS...BLACK AND WHITE RIVER
SYSTEMS ARE STILL HIGH FROM RECENT RAIN EVENTS THIS AREA WILL BE AT
THE GREATEST THREAT FOR MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING. IN
ADDITION...DUE TO THE TIME OF YEAR THE VEGETATION IS MOSTLY DORMANT.
AS A RESULT...INCREASED RUNOFF FROM RAINFALL WILL LIKELY PRODUCE
RIVER FLOODING BY EARLY NEXT WEEK FOLLOWING THE HEAVY RAIN. AREA
RIVERS AND STREAMS IN THE LOWER
ARKANSAS...BUFFALO...BLACK...SPRING...AND WHITE RIVER SYSTEM WILL BE
THE MOST THREATENED WITH MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING WHILE RIVERS AND
STREAMS IN THE OUACHITA RIVER BASIN WILL LIKELY SEE MODERATE RIVER
FLOODING.

IF YOUR HOLIDAY PLANS INVOLVE TRAVEL ACROSS THE STATE...PLEASE BE
AWARE THAT AREA ROADS MAY BECOME COVERED IN WATER. REMEMBER IF YOU
COME ACROSS A FLOODED ROADWAY TO TURN AROUND DONT DROWN.

EMERGENCY MANAGERS...MEDIA...AND ALL PEOPLE LIVING IN OR TRAVELING
SHOULD PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO UPDATED FORECASTS FOR THE POSSIBILITY
OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING. REMEMBER...DRIVING INTO FLOODED
AREAS COULD BE FATAL.

FOR THE LATEST RIVER STAGE INFORMATION...FORECAST...AND WARNINGS
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT:

HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/LZK

RIVER STAGE AND FORECAST DATA CAN BE OBTAINED BY SELECTING THE
RIVERS AND LAKES AHPS LINK UNDER THE CURRENT CONDITIONS SECTION.

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