Cherokee County, Oklahoma
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Flash Flood Warning
ARC007-143-OKC001-021-041-097-115-135-240930-
/O.NEW.KTSA.FF.W.0002.180224T0235Z-180224T0930Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

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Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Tulsa OK
835 PM CST FRI FEB 23 2018

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

$$
Flood Warning
OKC021-240910-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0009.180225T0409Z-180227T0215Z/
/TALO2.1.ER.180225T0409Z.180225T1800Z.180226T2015Z.NO/
711 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...Flood Warning extended until Monday evening...
The Flood Warning continues for
The Illinois River near Tahlequah.
* from Saturday evening to Monday evening, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 6:30 PM Friday, the stage was 8.32 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Illinois River near Tahlequah is expected to rise
above flood stage late Saturday evening and continue to rise to
near 13.5 feet by early Sunday afternoon. The river is expected to
fall below flood stage early Monday afternoon.
* Impact...At 14.0 feet, moderate flooding occurs from Hanging Rock
downstream towards Tahlequah. Access roads east of the Combs Bridge
near Eagles Bluff will be impassable. Extreme turbulence makes the
river too hazardous for floating.

&&

LAT...LON 3612 9487 3606 9481 3576 9487 3576 9496 3603 9496

$$

Flood Warning
OKC001-021-041-240910-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0008.180225T0717Z-180226T0210Z/
/CWYO2.1.ER.180225T0717Z.180225T1200Z.180225T2010Z.NO/
711 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
The Illinois River at Chewey.
* from late Saturday night to Sunday evening, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 6:15 PM Friday, the stage was 6.84 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Illinois River at Chewey is expected to rise above
flood stage Sunday before dawn and continue to rise to near 13.1
feet by Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall below flood
stage early Sunday afternoon.
* Impact...At 13.0 feet, minor flooding occurs from near Fidler's Bend
to near Hanging Rock. Water begins to affect access to Winset
Hollow. Road access near the river to residential homes southeast
of Chewey Bridge may be compromised. Water impacts 630 Road east of
the Cherokee/Adair County line. Extreme turbulence makes the river
unsafe for floating.

&&

LAT...LON 3619 9472 3611 9471 3606 9481 3612 9487

$$

Flood Watch
ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053-058-063-068>076-241030-
/O.CON.KTSA.FA.A.0002.000000T0000Z-180225T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Benton-Carroll-Washington AR-Madison-Crawford-Franklin-Sebastian-
Pushmataha-Choctaw-Ottawa-Delaware-Cherokee-Adair-Muskogee-
McIntosh-Sequoyah-Pittsburg-Haskell-Latimer-Le Flore-
Including the cities of Rogers, Bentonville, Berryville,
Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Springdale, Huntsville, Van Buren,
Ozark, Charleston, Fort Smith, Antlers, Clayton, Hugo, Miami,
Grove, Jay, Tahlequah, Stilwell, Muskogee, Checotah, Sallisaw,
McAlester, Stigler, Wilburton, and Poteau
320 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...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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