Crawford Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 8:13 PM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Van Buren.
* Until Tuesday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 PM Sunday, the stage was 24.14 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring but the river is falling.
* Forecast... the Arkansas River at Van Buren will continue falling to
below flood stage by early Tuesday afternoon.
* Impact... at 24.0 feet, minor lowland flooding occurs along the
shoreline from the I-540 bridge east towards Lavaca. Some rural
roads near Lavaca may be impassable. Parts of Kelley Park northwest
of downtown Fort Smith experience minor flooding.


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351 PM CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has extended the

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

* until 400 am CDT Monday

* at 345 PM CDT, scattered showers will be possible late this
afternoon and evening across the warned area, however, additional
rainfall will not be significant. Recent widespread storm total
rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches with locally heavier amounts of
8 to 10 inches have fallen across northwest Arkansas. Several
roadways have been reported closed due to the flooding and many
low water crossings are likely flooded. US Highway 412 east of
Siloam Springs near the Illinois River is flooded and partially
impassable. Despite the fact that the heavier flooding rains have
ended, the flood waters will be slow to recede.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Fayetteville... Springdale...
Rogers... Bentonville...
Van Buren... Siloam Springs...
Berryville... Ozark...
Huntsville... Eureka Springs...
Cedarville... Mountainburg...
Natural Dam... Bella Vista...
Lowell... Farmington...
Alma... Pea Ridge...
Prairie Grove... Gentry...

This includes the following highways,
Interstate 40 in Arkansas between mile markers 9 and 42.
Interstate 49 between mile markers 22 and 84, and between mile
markers 86 and 93.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.


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