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Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Little Rock AR
212 AM CDT SUN APR 30 2017
The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Southwestern Independence County in north central Arkansas...
Northwestern Prairie County in central Arkansas...
Southeastern Van Buren County in north central Arkansas...
Northwestern Lonoke County in central Arkansas...
Northeastern Grant County in central Arkansas...
South central Yell County in central Arkansas...
Perry County in central Arkansas...
Southwestern Jackson County in eastern Arkansas...
Cleburne County in north central Arkansas...
Conway County in central Arkansas...
Faulkner County in central Arkansas...
White County in central Arkansas...
Northwestern Garland County in central Arkansas...
Central Saline County in central Arkansas...
Pulaski County in central Arkansas...
* Until 615 AM CDT
* At 209 AM CDT, local law enforcement reported flooding along a
line extending from Benton to Heber Springs. Over three inches of
rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is already occurring
across the warned area with water in many homes and a portion of
Interstate 30 closed due to flooding. Although rain may have
stopped across the warned area...it will take a while for any high
water to run off.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Little Rock... North Little Rock...
West Little Rock... Maumelle...
Bryant... Downtown Little Rock...
Heber Springs... Morrilton...
North Little Rock Airport... Little Rock AFB...
Southwest Little Rock... Beebe...
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.
LAT...LON 3537 9138 3538 9142 3536 9141 3537 9144
3533 9142 3457 9208 3449 9217 3449 9221
3442 9224 3460 9270 3473 9267 3478 9280
3467 9326 3478 9343 3518 9289 3517 9286
3522 9283 3571 9194 3571 9183 3542 9134
$$Flash Flood Watch
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
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of CENTRAL ARKANSAS, EASTERN ARKANSAS, NORTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS, SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS, SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS, and WESTERN
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
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.
$$Lake Wind Advisory
Including the cities of Cave City, Ash Flat, Hardy, Batesville,
Heber Springs, Newport, Conway, Searcy, Beebe, Augusta, McCrory,
Cotton Plant, Hot Springs, Benton, Bryant, Little Rock,
North Little Rock, Cabot, Lonoke, Des Arc, Hazen, Brinkley,
Clarendon, Arkadelphia, Malvern, Sheridan, Pine Bluff, Stuttgart,
De Witt, Fordyce, Kingsland, Rison, Star City, Gould, Dumas,
Mcgehee, Camden, Hampton, Thornton, Warren, and Monticello
1158 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017
...LAKE WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT SUNDAY...
* EVENT...Elevated and gusty south winds.
* AREAS AFFECTED...Parts of central and much of eastern Arkansas.
* TIMING...Advisory winds will likely begin within a few hours
after sunrise Sunday morning and last into Sunday evening.
* WINDS...Sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30
A Lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes and rivers. Small boats will be especially prone to