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Watches & Warnings

Tornado Watch
Issued: 3:23 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

Tornado Watch 4 remains in effect until 600 PM CST for the
following locations


AR
. Arkansas counties included are

Arkansas Bradley Calhoun
Clark Cleburne Cleveland
Columbia Conway Dallas
Desha Drew Faulkner
Garland Grant Hempstead
Hot Spring Howard Independence
Izard Jackson Jefferson
Johnson Lafayette Lincoln
Little River Logan Lonoke
Miller Monroe Montgomery
Nevada Ouachita Perry
Pike Polk Pope
prairie Pulaski Saline
Scott Searcy Sevier
sharp stone Union
Van Buren white Woodruff
Yell




Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 3:10 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Stone County in north central Arkansas...
Perry County in central Arkansas...
Searcy County in north central Arkansas...
Van Buren County in north central Arkansas...
Cleburne County in north central Arkansas...
Conway County in central Arkansas...
northern Faulkner County in central Arkansas...
northwestern White County in central Arkansas...
northwestern Saline County in central Arkansas...
northeastern Yell County in central Arkansas...
Pope County in central Arkansas...

* until 615 PM CST

* at 307 PM CST, trained weather spotters reported thunderstorms
producing heavy rain across the warned area with flash flooding
already occurring! Areas where high water has been reported
include Russellville and near Perryville. Additional flash
flooding is expected, so act now and move to higher ground!

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Conway... Russellville...
Heber Springs... Morrilton...
Mountain View... Clinton...
Fairfield Bay... Perryville...
Marshall... Dardanelle...
Greenbrier... Atkins...
Bald Knob... Pottsville...
Dover... London...
Greers Ferry... Wooster...
Oppelo... Quitman...

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in the
warned area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life!


Lat... Lon 3593 9211 3593 9208 3580 9190 3565 9179
      3553 9179 3553 9170 3532 9154 3534 9211
      3477 9304 3477 9306 3540 9330 3573 9299
      3573 9295 3578 9295 3601 9275 3601 9241
      3598 9241 3597 9231 3601 9230 3601 9220


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:25 AM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, north central Arkansas, and
western Arkansas, including the following areas, in central
Arkansas, Conway, Pope, and Yell. In north central Arkansas,
Baxter, Boone, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp,
stone, and Van Buren. In western Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, and
Scott.

* Through this evening

* heavy rain fell across much of Arkansas the last several days, with
4 to locally more than 8 inches observed. Additional heavy rain
will be possible today into this evening, with 1 to 2 inches of
precipitation expected, and locally over three inches. The
highest totals should be from southwest through central and
northeast sections of the state, or from Mena to Morrilton and
Batesville.

* Given the recent heavy rainfall, the ground has become
saturated. As a result, the runoff potential has increased,
resulting in a high threat for flash and river flooding through
this evening. There have already been numerous high water
reports, including flooding of roads and Road closures. Any more
heavy rainfall may create additional dangerous flooding
situations.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:25 AM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, north central Arkansas, and
western Arkansas, including the following areas, in central
Arkansas, Conway, Pope, and Yell. In north central Arkansas,
Baxter, Boone, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp,
stone, and Van Buren. In western Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, and
Scott.

* Through this evening

* heavy rain fell across much of Arkansas the last several days, with
4 to locally more than 8 inches observed. Additional heavy rain
will be possible today into this evening, with 1 to 2 inches of
precipitation expected, and locally over three inches. The
highest totals should be from southwest through central and
northeast sections of the state, or from Mena to Morrilton and
Batesville.

* Given the recent heavy rainfall, the ground has become
saturated. As a result, the runoff potential has increased,
resulting in a high threat for flash and river flooding through
this evening. There have already been numerous high water
reports, including flooding of roads and Road closures. Any more
heavy rainfall may create additional dangerous flooding
situations.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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