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Arkansas, Independence

Flood Warning

Statement as of 9:18 PM CDT on April 27, 2017

Expires 5:00 AM EDT on May 02, 2017


The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Newport.
* From Friday evening to late Monday night... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 8:00 PM Thursday the stage was 21.2 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late Friday and
continue to rise to near 27.0 feet on Saturday. Additional heavy
rainfall is possible this weekend. Please monitor the latest
forecasts for any updates.
* Impacts at 27.0 feet... State Highway 14 between Newport and Oil
Trough and State Highway 122 to Newark affected. Possible
structural flooding along State Highway 14 in Independence County.
Bateman levee patrolling begins.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Lower White River
Newport 26 21.2 Thu 08 PM 23.4 26.8 26.6 25.7 24.7




Lat... Lon 3537 9150 3550 9141 3570 9140 3564 9128
3548 9127 3534 9136






858 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Black River at Black Rock.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 PM Thursday the stage was 22.3 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 23.5 feet by
Saturday morning. However, potentially heavy rainfall is expected
this weekend that could push the crests higher. Please monitor
latest forecasts for any updates.
* Impacts at 24.0 feet... thousands of acres of cropland and pastures
flooded. State Highway 37 in Independence County east of Cord may
be flooded. Water rises into low lying streets in Powhatan. Ball
Park and boat ramp area in Black Rock floods.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Black River
Black Rock 14 22.3 Thu 08 PM 22.8 23.5 23.2 22.5 22.2




Lat... Lon 3570 9140 3591 9125 3612 9115 3610 9101
3588 9110 3564 9128




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Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 10:16 PM CDT on April 27, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 30, 2017


The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a
* flood advisory for
the White River at Batesville.
* Until Saturday morning.
* At 10:00 PM Thursday the stage was 13.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to near 14.5 feet by Friday morning.
Additional heavy rainfall is possible this weekend and may
result in a secondary rise on the river. Please monitor the latest
forecasts for any updates.





             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Upper White River
Batesville 15 13.9 Thu 10 PM 14.5 12.0 10.1 9.5 9.2




Lat... Lon 3558 9141 3568 9164 3570 9178 3580 9174
3576 9151 3564 9128




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831 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Friday 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 Friday evening through Sunday evening

* several periods of rain, heavy at times, will create areas of
flash and river flooding across much of Arkansas. On
Wednesday, one to three inches of rain, with some locations
receiving higher amounts, fell across Arkansas. Friday night
and over the weekend, additional weather systems will bring
rain, heavy at times to Arkansas. An additional two to four
inches of rain, with locally higher amounts, will be possible.
A few localized areas, especially in northwest and northern
Arkansas, may see rainfall amounts in excess of seven inches.
This amount of rain will create flash flooding conditions, as
well as rises on rivers that will be significant.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
higher ground.

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.



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Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 10:16 PM CDT on April 27, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 30, 2017


The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a
* flood advisory for
the White River at Batesville.
* Until Saturday morning.
* At 10:00 PM Thursday the stage was 13.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to near 14.5 feet by Friday morning.
Additional heavy rainfall is possible this weekend and may
result in a secondary rise on the river. Please monitor the latest
forecasts for any updates.





             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Upper White River
Batesville 15 13.9 Thu 10 PM 14.5 12.0 10.1 9.5 9.2




Lat... Lon 3558 9141 3568 9164 3570 9178 3580 9174
3576 9151 3564 9128




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831 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Friday 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 Friday evening through Sunday evening

* several periods of rain, heavy at times, will create areas of
flash and river flooding across much of Arkansas. On
Wednesday, one to three inches of rain, with some locations
receiving higher amounts, fell across Arkansas. Friday night
and over the weekend, additional weather systems will bring
rain, heavy at times to Arkansas. An additional two to four
inches of rain, with locally higher amounts, will be possible.
A few localized areas, especially in northwest and northern
Arkansas, may see rainfall amounts in excess of seven inches.
This amount of rain will create flash flooding conditions, as
well as rises on rivers that will be significant.

* 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.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
higher ground.

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.



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Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement
Arizona - Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Record Report
California - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Storm Watch , Freeze Warning , Special Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement
Georgia - Special Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Special Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Frost Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Frost Advisory
Kansas - Flash Flood Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Record Report
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Coastal Flood Advisory
Maryland - Coastal Flood Advisory
Massachusetts - Coastal Flood Statement , Dense Fog Advisory
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
Minnesota - Frost Advisory , Record Report
Missouri - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Montana - Winter Storm Warning
Nebraska - Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Nevada - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory
New Hampshire - Coastal Flood Advisory
New Mexico - Wind Advisory, Blowing Dust Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Watch , Fire Weather Watch , Public Information Statement
New York - Special Statement , Record Report
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Special Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Rhode Island - Dense Fog Advisory
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Special Statement
South Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory
Texas - Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, Blowing Dust Advisory , High Wind Watch , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Utah - Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
West Virginia - Special Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Watch , Frost Advisory
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
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