Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Jackson, MS

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WGUS44 KJAN 071857 CCA
FLWJAN
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON, MS
143 PM CDT TUE JUL 7 2015


...The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Flood Warning
for the following rivers in Arkansas...Mississippi...

  Mississippi River Near Arkansas City affecting Chicot...Desha...
  Bolivar and Washington Counties


SYNOPSIS...

At the confluence of the Ohio River and the Mississippi River, Cairo
is near crest today. The crest is a very broad crest and thus the
river will fall very slowly behind the crest. The current 48.6 stage
at Cairo is higher than the crest of 48.44 feet on March 20th.

As the crest progresses downstream, the river will stay up longer
behind the crest. The crest will not reach Arkansas city until
the 15th. Arkansas City has already exceeded the March 30th crest of
35.34 feet. This is primarily due to a much higher Arkansas River
than we had in March. With the Arkansas River not expected to drop
significantly as the crest from Cairo moves south and a potential
for addition rainfall over the next 8 days, the crest was raised
a half foot to flood stage.  River forecast points on the
Mississippi River downstream have been adjusted upward somewhat due
to the higher Arkansas River water.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive or walk through areas where water covers roadway! The
water may be deeper than it appears. Remember...Turn around, don`t
drown!

Forecasts are based on rainfall that has occurred and that which is
forecast to occur.

Additional information is available at:
http://ahps.srh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=jan

The next regularly scheduled update is expected tonight between 8 and
10 PM.

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ARC017-041-MSC011-151-090043-
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143 PM CDT TUE JUL 7 2015

The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Mississippi River Near Arkansas City
* from Tuesday July 14 until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Tuesday the stage was 36.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 37.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is now expected to rise to near flood stage
  of 37 feet on Tuesday July 14.
* Impact...At 37.0 feet...The low silt plain in front of arkansas city
  inside the levee system begins to flood along with widespread
  bottomland flooding at huntington point mississippi.

&&

              Flood    Observed        Forecast 7 AM      Crest
Location      Stg   Stg Day  Time   Wed   Thu   Fri Crest Time  Date

Lower Mississippi River
Arkansas City  37  36.1 Tue 12 PM  36.2  36.4  36.5  37.0 07 AM 07/14


&&


LAT...LON 3340 9128 3357 9128 3413 9108 3412 9066
      3358 9106 3340 9105



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