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Arkansas, Calhoun

Flood Warning

Statement as of 8:33 PM CST on March 05, 2015

Expires 12:33 PM EST on March 06, 2015


The Flood Warning continues for
the Ouachita River at Thatcher l&d.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 PM Thursday the stage was 80.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 79.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 83.8 feet by
Tuesday evening.
* Impacts at 80.0 feet... levee gates should be closed to prevent the
river from backing into Calion Lake. Access to oil and gas rigs and
to Timber is flooded. There is wide coverage of flooding in the river
bottoms.




             Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Ouachita River
Thatcher l 79 80.7 Thu 06 PM 81.3 82.1 82.7 83.2 83.6




Lat... Lon 3311 9223 3323 9236 3329 9261 3338 9247
3333 9226 3322 9212




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833 PM CST Thu Mar 5 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ouachita River at Camden.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 5:30 PM Thursday the stage was 25.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage overnight and continue to rise
to near 31.0 feet by Monday early afternoon.
* Impacts at 30.0 feet... State Highway 7 north of Camden floods, with
detours nearby. Portions of Sandy Beach Park will flood. Some County
roads north and east of Camden begin to flood.




             Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Ouachita River
Camden 26 25.6 Thu 05 PM 27.0 28.8 30.2 30.9 31.0




Lat... Lon 3329 9261 3344 9280 3363 9289 3367 9275
3350 9264 3338 9247






Special Statement

Statement as of 5:12 AM CST on March 06, 2015

Expires 11:00 AM EST on March 06, 2015


... Icy roads this morning...

After all of the snow and sleet Wednesday and Wednesday night...
the sun came out Thursday and the Mercury climbed above freezing
across much of Arkansas. That led to melting and roads became wet.
Temperatures plummeted after the sun went down... with readings in
the teens to lower 20s early this morning... and some single digits
in the northeast. Water on roads turned to ice.

Many roads across Arkansas have a thin layer of ice... or at least
patches of ice. It is not restricted to bridges and overpasses. The
ice will be difficult to see while driving... and will make the
pavement look wet. Given how cold it is... that wet appearance is
actually ice in many cases.

This cold weather is somewhat unusual for March. Temperatures are
well below normal... and lows this morning will break daily records
at many locations.

The good news is that we will have another day with full
sunshine... and temperatures will warm above freezing again.
Icy roads will become wet later this morning... and travel will
not be as hazardous. Even so... highs today will only be in the
mid 30s to mid 40s... and readings should be in the mid 50s to
mid 60s.

For those headed out this morning... please be careful. If
motorists notice pavement that looks wet... assume it is ice
and slow down. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination
safely.



512 am CST Fri Mar 6 2015

... Icy roads this morning...

After all of the snow and sleet Wednesday and Wednesday night...
the sun came out Thursday and the Mercury climbed above freezing
across much of Arkansas. That led to melting and roads became wet.
Temperatures plummeted after the sun went down... with readings in
the teens to lower 20s early this morning... and some single digits
in the northeast. Water on roads turned to ice.

Many roads across Arkansas have a thin layer of ice... or at least
patches of ice. It is not restricted to bridges and overpasses. The
ice will be difficult to see while driving... and will make the
pavement look wet. Given how cold it is... that wet appearance is
actually ice in many cases.

This cold weather is somewhat unusual for March. Temperatures are
well below normal... and lows this morning will break daily records
at many locations.

The good news is that we will have another day with full
sunshine... and temperatures will warm above freezing again.
Icy roads will become wet later this morning... and travel will
not be as hazardous. Even so... highs today will only be in the
mid 30s to mid 40s... and readings should be in the mid 50s to
mid 60s.

For those headed out this morning... please be careful. If
motorists notice pavement that looks wet... assume it is ice
and slow down. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination
safely.


351 PM CST Thu Mar 5 2015

... Near record low temperatures expected tonight...

In the wake of our latest winter event... full sunshine and an
increasingly strong sun angle allowed for considerable melting
on area roadways.

However... temperatures tonight are expected to plunge to well
below freezing and will approach record lows in many areas. This
will allow any water... slush or snow remaining on area roads to
freeze creating icy and dangerous travel conditions.

Additional melting will occur on Friday with another day of full
sunshine and temperatures a few degrees warmer than what was seen
on Thursday. Highs are expected to top out in the mid 30s to mid
40s with the coldest temperatures occurring where the snow pack is
the deepest.

Please exercise extreme caution if you must travel tonight and
especially around sunrise when temperatures will be at their
lowest. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination safely.


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351 PM CST Thu Mar 5 2015

... Near record low temperatures expected tonight...

In the wake of our latest winter event... full sunshine and an
increasingly strong sun angle allowed for considerable melting
on area roadways.

However... temperatures tonight are expected to plunge to well
below freezing and will approach record lows in many areas. This
will allow any water... slush or snow remaining on area roads to
freeze creating icy and dangerous travel conditions.

Additional melting will occur on Friday with another day of full
sunshine and temperatures a few degrees warmer than what was seen
on Thursday. Highs are expected to top out in the mid 30s to mid
40s with the coldest temperatures occurring where the snow pack is
the deepest.

Please exercise extreme caution if you must travel tonight and
especially around sunrise when temperatures will be at their
lowest. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination safely.


Record Report

Statement as of 4:20 AM CST on March 06, 2015


... Record daily maximum snowfall set at Little Rock Adams Field...

A record snowfall of 2.5 inches was set at Little Rock Adams Field
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 1 set in 1989.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CST on March 06, 2015


... Todays topic for severe weather awareness week is
flash floods...

Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of
March 1st through 7th as severe weather awareness week
in Arkansas.

A different topic will be discussed each day... and todays topic
is flash floods.

Flash flooding is usually caused by very slow-moving
thunderstorms... or thunderstorms that repeatedly move over
the same areas.

Urban settings are especially prone to flash floods due to large
amounts of Concrete and asphalt surfaces that do not allow
water to penetrate into the soil.

Places surrounded by steep... hilly terrain are also susceptible
to flash floods due to rapid runoff /water moving downhill at
elevated speeds/ into streams and creeks.

In the last 30 years... flash flooding was the deadliest
thunderstorm hazard... and caused more fatalities than
tornadoes and lightning. There are an average of 90 fatalities
annually due to flash floods across the country.

Roughly half of flash flood deaths occur when people try to
drive through flooded areas. Moving water two feet deep is
sufficient to carry away most vehicles... even pickup trucks
and sport utility vehicles.

In Arkansas... most of the major flash floods occur at night
when the danger is much more difficult to see. In 2010...
the little Missouri River rose more than 20 feet during the
predawn hours of June 11th. This was after more than half a
foot of rain. Campers at the Albert Pike Recreation Area
/Montgomery County/ were awakened to raging water... and
20 people drowned.

... Flash flood safety rules...

You should know which places in your area are prone to
flooding... and avoid these places in times of rising water.

Do not attempt to cross flowing streams while driving or
on foot.

If flood waters are between you and your destination... the
National Weather Service wants you to remember a simple slogan:
turn around - dont drown.

Outdoor activities are very popular in Arkansas. If you enjoy
camping or similar recreation... be especially careful if you
spend the night near streams. A thunderstorm miles upstream
from your location could produce enough rain to cause flooding...
even if it is not raining much where you are.

Never allow children to play around high water... storm drains...
and culverts.

&&

For a list of all the tornadoes and other significant weather
events that occurred in 2014...

Http://www.Srh.NOAA.Gov/images/lzk/pdf/stormsof2014.Pdf


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Alabama - Freeze Warning , Freeze Watch
Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
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Colorado - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Record Report
Delaware - Record Report
District of Columbia - Record Report
Florida - Freeze Warning , Freeze Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Georgia - Flood Warning , Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning , Freeze Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory
Illinois - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Indiana - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Record Report
Kansas - Public Information Statement
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Maine - Public Information Statement
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Massachusetts - Record Report
Michigan - Special Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Record Report
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Oklahoma - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Flood Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Rhode Island - Record Report
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Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , Freeze Warning , Hard Freeze Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Utah - Record Report
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Wisconsin - Record Report
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