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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 8:35 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Benton County in northwestern Arkansas...
Washington County in northwestern Arkansas...
Delaware County in northeastern Oklahoma...
southeastern Ottawa County in northeastern Oklahoma...
western Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
Mayes County in northeastern Oklahoma...
Adair County in northeastern Oklahoma...
Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...

* until 330 am CST Saturday

* at 832 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated light to moderate rain
across the warned area. Rainfall totals of one to two inches have
fallen across the warned area today. Public reports minor flooding
ongoing across Benton County Arkansas. Additional flash flooding
is expected to become more widespread.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Fayetteville... Springdale...
Rogers... Bentonville...
Tahlequah... Siloam Springs...
Sallisaw... Stilwell...
Jay... Bella Vista...
Lowell... Grove...
Farmington... Pea Ridge...
Prairie Grove... Gentry...
Elkins... Tontitown...
Bethel Heights... Gravette...

Additional rainfall amounts around one inch are possible in the
warned area through the early morning hours on Saturday.

This includes the following highways,
Interstate 40 in Oklahoma between mile markers 291 and 306.
Interstate 44 between mile markers 323 and 324.
Interstate 49 between mile markers 47 and 84, and between mile
markers 86 and 93.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.


Lat... Lon 3650 9462 3650 9387 3638 9389 3631 9383
      3589 9400 3576 9449 3569 9448 3535 9492
      3539 9490 3553 9513 3581 9513 3582 9527
      3597 9528 3607 9521 3607 9544 3613 9544
      3651 9508 3651 9500 3660 9500 3700 9462




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:20 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday afternoon...

The 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... Delaware... Haskell...
Latimer... Le Flore... McIntosh... Muskogee... Ottawa...
Pittsburg... Pushmataha and Sequoyah.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be common across the
watch area, with locally higher amounts possible.

* This will likely lead to flooding of some low lying areas.
Additional rainfall on top of recent rains will increase the
potential for flash flooding and also some river flooding
concerns.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Drainage ditches, creeks, low water crossings
and other low lying areas are prone to rises and may flood. Most
flood related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the
leading cause of weather related deaths.



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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:20 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday afternoon...

The 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... Delaware... Haskell...
Latimer... Le Flore... McIntosh... Muskogee... Ottawa...
Pittsburg... Pushmataha and Sequoyah.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be common across the
watch area, with locally higher amounts possible.

* This will likely lead to flooding of some low lying areas.
Additional rainfall on top of recent rains will increase the
potential for flash flooding and also some river flooding
concerns.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Drainage ditches, creeks, low water crossings
and other low lying areas are prone to rises and may flood. Most
flood related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the
leading cause of weather related deaths.



Lacy


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