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Tornado Warning
Issued: 3:22 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a

* Tornado Warning for...
southeastern Stone County in north central Arkansas...
west central Independence County in north central Arkansas...
south central Izard County in north central Arkansas...
east central Van Buren County in north central Arkansas...
northwestern Cleburne County in north central Arkansas...

* until 345 PM CST

* at 322 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado
was located over Fairfield Bay, moving northeast at 45 mph.

Hazard... tornado.

Source... radar indicated rotation.

Impact... flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
           shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed.
           Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree
           damage is likely.

* Locations impacted include...
Mountain View... Fairfield Bay...
Greers Ferry... Cushman...
Shirley... Higden...
Fairfield Bay Marina... Croker...
Herpel... Sugar Loaf Recreation Area...
Bethesda... Guion...
Ben... Hanover...
Parma... rushing...
Turkey Creek... Narrows Marina...
Brewer... Woodrow...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take cover now! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest
floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a
Mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter
and protect yourself from flying debris.


Lat... Lon 3550 9226 3564 9240 3601 9196 3580 9174
time... Mot... loc 2122z 229deg 41kt 3563 9226

Tornado... radar indicated
hail... 0.00in


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Tornado Watch
Issued: 3:13 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




Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Issued: 3:21 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for north central Van Buren and
southeastern Baxter counties is cancelled...

The storms which prompted the warning have moved out of the warned
area. Therefore, the warning has been cancelled.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 600 PM CST for north central
Arkansas.

Lat... Lon 3647 9136 3642 9134 3642 9131 3633 9128
      3633 9126 3624 9126 3623 9135 3609 9135
      3590 9149 3574 9239 3591 9229 3634 9194
      3650 9154 3650 9141
time... Mot... loc 2121z 263deg 26kt 3632 9181 3609 9195 3595 9206 3578
9228




258 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
northeastern Perry County in central Arkansas...
southeastern Van Buren County in north central Arkansas...
Conway County in central Arkansas...
northern Faulkner County in central Arkansas...

* until 345 PM CST

* at 258 PM CST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Atkins to near Petit Jean State Park to near
Adona, moving east at 45 mph.

Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts.

Source... radar indicated.

Impact... expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include...
Conway... Morrilton...
Greenbrier... Wooster...
Oppelo... Quitman...
Guy... Damascus...
Twin Groves... Menifee...
Perry... Adona...
Bethlehem... Sequoya Park...
Hill Creek... Pickles Gap...
Solgohachia... Catholic Point...
Middleton... Petit Jean State Park...

This includes Interstate 40 between mile markers 100 and 127.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Intense thunderstorm lines can produce brief tornadoes and widespread
significant wind damage. Although a tornado is not immediately
likely, it is best to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of
a building. These storms may cause serious injury and significant
property damage.


A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 600 PM CST for central and
north central Arkansas.

Lat... Lon 3537 9225 3536 9218 3533 9217 3511 9228
      3501 9294 3516 9294 3517 9292 3518 9285
      3525 9285 3552 9225
time... Mot... loc 2058z 249deg 38kt 3520 9289 3513 9288 3501 9291

Hail... <.75in
wind... 60mph


Brown


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


Cooper


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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