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Including the cities of Harrison, Omaha, Lead Hill, Bull Shoals,
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254 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
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.
* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Sunday evening
* Much of the northern half of Arkansas is forecast to receive
anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain beginning tonight and
lasting through Sunday morning. Elsewhere in central parts of
the state, two to four inches of rain will be possible. Locally
heavier amounts will be seen, and a few spots, especially in
north central to northwest Arkansas, may see rainfall amounts in
excess of five to seven inches. With this types of rainfall
amounts, river flooding and flash flooding will be likely.
* 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.
926 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017
The Flood Warning continues for
The Buffalo River Near St Joe.
* from Saturday evening to late Monday night...Or until the warning
* At 8:45 PM Friday the stage was 9.9 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Saturday evening and continue
to rise to near 45.0 feet by Sunday morning. This forecast is
based off of heavy rainfall forecasted this weekend. Please
monitor latest forecasts for any updates.
* Impacts at 20.0 feet...Limited impacts due to the lack of
private property along the river. Some access points and public
facilities will be effected. The National Park Service has recommended
that float activities stop well below this flow level and conditions
are dangerous to recreational floaters. Floodplain along the North Bank
begins to flood.
* Impacts at 27.0 feet...Tyler Bend Access Area begins to flood.
Some campsites are under water and Comfort Station is flooded.
* Impacts at 35.0 feet...All of Tyler Bend Access Area is flooded.
Backwater up Bear, Mill, and Calf Creeks flood an extensive area of
the valley. River has crested above 35 feet at the U.S. Highway 65
gage at least seventeen times since 1915.
* Impacts at 42.0 feet...River crested in May 1990 at this level.
Expect similar damages and impacts. River has crested above 42 feet
at the gage on U.S. Highway 65 bridge seven times since 1915.
* Impacts at 45.0 feet...Buffalo River has crested over 45 feet at the
U.S. Highway 65 gage five times since 1915. These events occurred
in August 1915, November 1973, December 1982, April 2004, and March
2008. River is swift, dangerous, and carrying a large amount of
debris. Activities on and around the river should be avoided.
Fld Observed Forecast 6 AM
Location Stg Stg Day Time Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
St Joe 27 9.9 Fri 09 PM 12.0 45.0 16.0 12.5 12.2
LAT...LON 3614 9237 3603 9246 3592 9275 3602 9281
3608 9263 3621 9245
$$Severe Thunderstorm Watch
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
172 IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM CDT SATURDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN ARKANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES
IN NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS
BAXTER BOONE FULTON
MARION NEWTON SEARCY
IN WESTERN ARKANSAS
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF BULL SHOALS, CLARKSVILLE, FLIPPIN,
HARRISON, JASPER, LESLIE, MARSHALL, MOUNTAIN HOME,
MAMMOTH SPRING, SUMMIT, VIOLA, WESTERN GROVE, AND YELLVILLE.