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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
401 AM CDT Sat May 15 2021

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401 AM CDT Sat May 15 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

There could be widely scattered showers and thunderstorms over
the north but overall, hazardous weather is not expected through

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday Through Friday

Rain chances will increase in coverage and magnitude over western
Arkansas beginning Sunday night and statewide on Monday. Several
rounds of potentially heavy rainfall are expected through the week
with western Arkansas seeing the highest amounts of rain.

At this time, three to five inches of rain is expected through
the end of the week but could be higher under any thunderstorms
that develop. Amounts will taper off to the east with the Delta
region only seeing an inch or two of rain.

This will be a multi-day rain event and help contribute to
elevated stream/river levels. Soil moisture remains high in many
parts of the state but with the rain falling over several days,
the flash flooding threat should remain localized.

.Spotter Information Statement...

Spotter activation will not be needed.


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Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
848 AM CDT Sat May 15 2021

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

  Black River At Black Rock affecting Jackson, Independence and
  Lawrence Counties.


Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive
cars through flooded areas.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

River forecasts are based on current conditions and rainfall
forecasted to occur over the next 24 hours. During periods of
flooding...Evening forecasts are reissued with updated rainfall

Observed and forecasted stage data plots are available on our
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service web page at...

Under the Current Conditions section...Select River and Lakes AHPS.


848 AM CDT Sat May 15 2021

...The Flood Warning remains in effect...

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Black River At Black Rock.
* Until further notice.
* At 8:00 AM CDT Saturday the stage was 18.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is expected to fall to 14.9 feet Thursday
  morning, May 20.
* Impact...At 17.0 feet, Low lying cultivated land and pastures in
  Lawrence, Jackson, and Independence counties flood.


           Fld   Observed        Forecast 7 AM      Crest
Location   Stg   Stg Day/Time   Sun   Mon   Tue  Crest  Time  Date

Black River
Black Rock 14.0  18.0 Sat 8 AM  17.1 16.3 15.7      FALLING


LAT...LON 3570 9140 3590 9125 3611 9115 3610 9101
      3588 9110 3564 9128



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