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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
519 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-301030-
Adair OK-Benton AR-Carroll AR-Cherokee OK-Choctaw OK-Craig OK-
Crawford AR-Creek OK-Delaware OK-Franklin AR-Haskell OK-Latimer OK-
Le Flore OK-Madison AR-Mayes OK-McIntosh OK-Muskogee OK-Nowata OK-
Okfuskee OK-Okmulgee OK-Osage OK-Ottawa OK-Pawnee OK-Pittsburg OK-
Pushmataha OK-Rogers OK-Sebastian AR-Sequoyah OK-Tulsa OK-Wagoner OK-
Washington OK-Washington AR-
519 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...Life Threatening Flooding and Severe Weather Ongoing...

This Outlook is for Northwest and West Central Arkansas as well as
much of Eastern Oklahoma.

.DAY ONE...This evening and Tonight.
TORNADO.
RISK...Limited.
AREA...Along and east of a line from Bentonville Arkansas to
           McAlester Oklahoma.
ONSET...Ongoing.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...Significant.
AREA...Along and east of a line from Bentonville Arkansas to
           McAlester Oklahoma.
ONSET...Ongoing.

FLASH FLOOD.
RISK...Critical.
AREA...All of northeast Oklahoma and far northwest Arkansas.
ONSET...Ongoing.

DISCUSSION...
Widespread thunderstorms continue this afternoon with strong to
severe storms ongoing generally east of a line from Bentonville
Arkansas to McAlester Oklahoma.  Damaging winds, large hail, and
a few tornadoes are likely along and east of this line.
The severe weather potential will continue through the evening
hours with a general decrease in storm intensity expected
later tonight.
The continued rounds of heavy rain has resulted in widespread
dangerous flash flooding.  Numerous roads are closed across
the region and high water rescues have been performed through
the afternoon.  Any additional rainfall this afternoon through
the overnight hours will worsen ongoing conditions and rapid
onset flash flooding should be expected.
Additionally, numerous larger river basins are in flood and
river levels will continue to rise.  This will also impact
numerous roadways.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
Activation of the Regional Spotter Network Expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
SUNDAY and Monday...High Wind Potential.
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY...Thunderstorm Potential.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY...No Hazards.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
A brief dry period is expected late Sunday into Monday
with thunderstorm chances returning mid week.

weather.gov/tulsa Contains additional information.

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Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning
ARC007-015-033-047-087-131-143-300515-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
619 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Benton County in northwestern Arkansas...
  Madison County in northwestern Arkansas...
  Franklin County in west central Arkansas...
  Sebastian County in west central Arkansas...
  Crawford County in northwestern Arkansas...
  Carroll County in northwestern Arkansas...
  Washington County in northwestern Arkansas...

* Until 1215 AM CDT

* At 616 PM CDT, emergency management officials reported widespread
  flooding across much of far northwest Arkansas. Numerous roads are
  closed across the region.
  Showers and thunderstorms will continue across the region into the
  early morning hours on Sunday.  Widespread 2 to 4 inches of rain
  has fallen across the region with local amounts around 6 inches
  across portions of Benton county. An additional 1 to 2 inches of
  rain is expected through the evening into early Sunday morning.

* 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 1 to 2 inches are likely 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...

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

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

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 176
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
535 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 176 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT
FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

ARC005-009-015-033-047-049-071-083-087-089-101-127-129-131-143-
300300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.SV.A.0176.170429T2235Z-170430T0300Z/

AR
.    ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BAXTER               BOONE               CARROLL
CRAWFORD             FRANKLIN            FULTON
JOHNSON              LOGAN               MADISON
MARION               NEWTON              SCOTT
SEARCY               SEBASTIAN           WASHINGTON
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Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
347 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

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

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-301200-
/O.CON.KTSA.FF.A.0002.000000T0000Z-170430T1200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Benton-Carroll-Washington AR-Madison-Crawford-Franklin-Sebastian-
Pushmataha-Choctaw-Osage-Washington OK-Nowata-Craig-Ottawa-Pawnee-
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, Pawhuska,
Bartlesville, Nowata, Vinita, Miami, Pawnee, Tulsa, Claremore,
Pryor, Grove, Jay, Sapulpa, Okemah, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tahlequah,
Stilwell, Muskogee, Checotah, Sallisaw, McAlester, Stigler,
Wilburton, and Poteau
347 PM 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...Nowata...Okfuskee...Okmulgee...Osage...Ottawa...
  Pawnee...Pittsburg...Pushmataha...Rogers...Sequoyah...Tulsa...
  Wagoner and Washington OK.

* Through Sunday morning

* Widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches have already
  fallen across parts of eastern Oklahoma and northwest
  Arkansas...with some local amounts over 8 inches. Additional
  rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue the
  remainder of the afternoon and into the evening...with
  additional heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches possible...
  especially across southeast Oklahoma into northwest
  Arkansas.

* The heavy rainfall has resulted in widespread flooding and
  flash flooding across parts of northeast Oklahoma and
  northwest Arkansas. 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.

&&

$$




Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
244 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017


...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Oklahoma...Arkansas...

  Arkansas River near Muskogee affecting Muskogee County.

  Arkansas River at Van Buren affecting Crawford and Sebastian
  Counties.

  Lee Creek near Van Buren affecting Crawford and Sequoyah Counties.

  Arkansas River at Ozark Lock and Dam affecting Franklin...Johnson
  and Logan Counties.

  Mulberry River near Mulberry affecting Crawford and Franklin
  Counties.

ARC033-131-300344-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0041.170429T2221Z-170501T2200Z/
/VBUA4.1.ER.170429T2221Z.170430T1200Z.170501T1600Z.NO/
244 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...Flood Warning extended until Monday afternoon...
The Flood Warning continues for
  The Arkansas River at Van Buren.
* until Monday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  2:00 PM Saturday, the stage was 19.96 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Arkansas River at Van Buren is expected to rise
  above flood stage late this afternoon and continue to rise to near
  25.0 feet by Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall below
  flood stage late Monday morning.
* Impact...At 25.0 feet, extensive agricultural lowland flooding
  occurs along the shoreline from Van Buren downstream to Lavaca.
  Some rural roads near Lavaca are impassable. Much of Kelley Park
  northwest of downtown Fort Smith is flooded.

&&

LAT...LON 3549 9439 3539 9422 3531 9422 3531 9454 3540 9454

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