Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
336 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...WIDESPREAD AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING
EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING WITH MODERATE
TO MAJOR MAIN-STEM RIVER FLOODING POSSIBLE...

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Benton-Carroll-Washington AR-Madison-Crawford-Franklin-Sebastian-
Pushmataha-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, Vinita, Miami,
Tulsa, Claremore, Pryor, Grove, Jay, Sapulpa, Okemah, Okmulgee,
Wagoner, Tahlequah, Stilwell, Muskogee, Checotah, Sallisaw,
McAlester, Stigler, Wilburton, and Poteau
336 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY EVENING
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...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. 4 to 8 inches of rainfall
  are expected across east-central Oklahoma and northwest
  Arkansas with locally higher amounts approaching 12 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.

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