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Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
1229 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...Flash Flood Watch Remains in Effect for Much of Northern and
Central Arkansas Through Sunday Evening...

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Including the cities of Harrison, Omaha, Lead Hill, Bull Shoals,
Flippin, Yellville, Summit, Mountain Home, Norfork, Gassville,
Mammoth Spring, Viola, Salem, Cave City, Ash Flat, Hardy, Jasper,
Western Grove, Deer, Marshall, Leslie, Gilbert, Mountain View,
Fox, Timbo, Allison, Horseshoe Bend, Melbourne, Calico Rock,
Oxford, Batesville, Oil Trough, Pleasant Plains, Clarksville,
Ozone, Coal Hill, Russellville, Hector, Pelsor, Dover,
Fairfield Bay, Clinton, Bee Branch, Damascus, Heber Springs,
Greers Ferry, Drasco, Newport, Tuckerman, Swifton, Booneville,
Paris, Mount Magazine, Morrilton, Center Ridge, Hattieville,
Conway, Greenbrier, Vilonia, Mayflower, Searcy, Beebe, El Paso,
Rose Bud, Georgetown, Augusta, McCrory, Cotton Plant, Waldron,
Y City, Parks, Cauthron, Black Fork, Dardanelle, Danville, Ola,
Gravelly, Perryville, Fourche Junction, Houston, Cove, Mena,
Big Fork, Vandervoort, Wickes, Mount Ida, Norman, Pine Ridge,
Washita, Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Jessieville, Pearcy,
Royal, Benton, Bryant, Bauxite, Avilla, Haskell, Paron,
Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Maumelle, Jacksonville,
Wrightsville, Cabot, Lonoke, England, Humnoke, Des Arc,
Devalls Bluff, Hazen, Ulm, Brinkley, Clarendon, Holly Grove,
Pine city, Roe, Antoine, Delight, Glenwood, Murfreesboro,
Arkadelphia, Gurdon, Amity, Okolona, Malvern, Bismarck,
Donaldson, Bonnerdale, Rockport, Glen Rose, Sheridan,
Prattsville, Poyen, Leola, Pine Bluff, Humphrey, Redfield,
Altheimer, Stuttgart, De Witt, Gillett, Saint Charles, Fordyce,
Princeton, Manning, and Sparkman
1229 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017


The Flash Flood Watch continues for

  ARKANSAS, including the following areas, in CENTRAL ARKANSAS,
  Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Pope,
  Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, White, and Yell. In EASTERN
  ARKANSAS, Jackson, Monroe, and Woodruff. In NORTH CENTRAL
  ARKANSAS, Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence,
  Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Sharp, Stone, and Van Buren. In
  SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, Arkansas and Jefferson. In SOUTHWEST
  ARKANSAS, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, and Pike. In WESTERN
  ARKANSAS, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, and Scott.

* Through Sunday evening

* Heavy rain has fallen over much of the northwest and north
  central portions of Arkansas in the last 24 hours, with one to
  three inch amounts common. Widespread showers and thunderstorms
  are expected through Sunday. The storms are expected to form and
  move over the same areas. This, combined with a high amount of
  moisture in the atmosphere, will create a situation in which
  flash flooding and river flooding will become likely.

  Heavy rainfall is likely through Sunday, with additional
  amounts of two to five inches expected over much of the northern
  half of the state. It is possible that total rainfall amounts in
  excess of six inches could occur in localized areas, and this
  would primarily be in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains.

  Though not much rain has fallen over central and southern
  Arkansas, storms tonight are expected to be efficient rainfall
  producers, and heavy rainfall is expected in those locations as well.

* Evacuations of flood and flash flood prone areas may be
  needed, and those interests along Arkansas rivers will need to
  monitor this developing hazardous weather situation.


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 that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
505 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

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505 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for a Large Part of Arkansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Isolated to scattered severe storms will be possible today and
tonight over much of Arkansas, as a frontal boundary and upper
level system move through the region. This morning mainly an
isolated strong to severe storm may be seen over northern
Arkansas, with damaging winds and large hail the main factors.
Later Saturday, the upper system and cold front gradually move
across Arkansas, and additional strong to severe thunderstorms
will develop later this afternoon, evening and into the overnight
hours. Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes will be
possible with the system and cold front.

Also, moisture levels will increased significantly and very heavy
rain will be seen, especially over western to northern areas of
Arkansas. A bit less over central and southern areas. Rain amounts
of 3 to 6 inches with isolated higher amounts will be possible
today and tonight over northern areas, while 1 to 3 inches with a
few isolated higher amounts will be seen over central and southern
areas. These heavy rain amounts will lead to flash and river
flooding over many parts of Arkansas. Residents need to follow the
latest statements and possible warnings during this dangerous
weather situation.

A flash flood watch is in effect for the expected heavy rain,
while winds will be elevated over mainly the eastern half of
Arkansas, and a lake wind advisory is in effect.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday Through Friday

A line of thunderstorms should be exiting eastern Arkansas Sunday
morning. Any severe thunderstorms will quickly weaken or move out of
the area. The main severe threats would be damaging winds or large
hail. Drier air moves into the state in the afternoon diminishing
rain chances.

The next system will arrive with a warm front Wednesday. Chances of
showers and thunderstorms are expected Tuesday night continuing into
Thursday. Severe thunderstorms are not expected with this system at
this time.

.Spotter Information Statement...

Spotter activation may be needed later today through early
Sunday. Please monitor the latest forecasts over the next couple
of days.


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Lake Wind Advisory

National Weather Service Little Rock AR
414 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

...Lake Wind Advisory in Effect for Much of Central and Eastern
Arkansas Today...

Including the cities of Heber Springs, Conway, and Hot Springs
414 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017


The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Lake
Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 9 PM
CDT Sunday.

* EVENT...Gusty south winds.

* AREAS AFFECTED...Part of central and much of the eastern

* TIMING...Advisory winds will likely begin within a few hours
  after sunrise Saturday morning.

* WINDS...Sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30
  mph possible.


A Lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes and rivers. Small boats will be especially prone to



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