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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




Flood Warning
Issued: 9:11 AM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saline River near Rye.
* From Tuesday evening until further notice... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 8:15 am Saturday the stage was 23.2 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Tuesday evening and continue
to rise to near 28.0 feet by March 3rd. Additional heavy rain is
forecast today so please monitor future forecasts for any updates.
* Impacts at 26.0 feet... County roads in eastern Bradley County flooded.
Move equipment and other property out of low lying areas of the
floodplain.
* Impacts at 28.0 feet... County roads in southwestern Drew and eastern
Bradley counties may be flooded. Some homes and Cabins may be
isolated by high water.




             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time sun Mon Tue crest time date

Saline River
Rye 26 23.2 Sat 08 am 24.1 24.8 25.4 28.0 06 am 03/03




Lat... Lon 3334 9206 3353 9205 3373 9210 3375 9197
3354 9193 3333 9192




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842 am CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ouachita River at Thatcher l&d.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:30 am Saturday the stage was 83.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 79.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 91.0 feet by
March 4th. Additional heavy rain is forecast today so please
monitor future forecasts for any updates.
* Impacts at 83.0 feet... access to oil and gas rigs and to Timber is
flooded. Calhoun County Road 131 is completely under water leading
to old lock 8 river access.
* Impacts at 85.0 feet... there may be some County roads along the
river flooded, requiring lengthy detours. River is high and swift,
boaters should be very cautious. Access to many oil and gas rigs
will be by boat only. Levee gates should be closed.
* Impacts at 88.0 feet... river is high enough to stop drainage from
Calion Lake. Heavy rainfall in the area could cause the lake to
rise towards several homes along the shore. Downstream, water
rising into undeveloped areas of the State Park at Moro Bay.
Widespread flooding of Timber, with access to many oil and gas rigs
flooded.
* Impacts at 90.0 feet... access to Thatcher lock and dam may be
affected. Many oil and gas rigs in the river bottoms can be reached
by boat only. Runoff into Calion Lake cannot drain to the river.
Levee gates should be closed. Downstream, minor impacts to the Moro
Bay State Park, some shallow water may be over the Road to the
campground.




             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time sun Mon Tue crest time date

Ouachita River
Thatcher l 79 83.7 Sat 07 am 85.0 86.2 87.3 91.0 06 am 03/04




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




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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, eastern Arkansas, north central
Arkansas, southeast Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, and western
Arkansas, including the following areas, in central Arkansas,
Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, prairie, Pulaski,
Saline, and white. In eastern Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and
Woodruff. In north central Arkansas, Cleburne and
Independence. In southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In southwest
Arkansas, Calhoun, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita, and
Pike. In western Arkansas, Montgomery and Polk.

* 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 for high water
problems based on the current forecast of heavy rain.

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.





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, eastern Arkansas, north central
Arkansas, southeast Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, and western
Arkansas, including the following areas, in central Arkansas,
Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, prairie, Pulaski,
Saline, and white. In eastern Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and
Woodruff. In north central Arkansas, Cleburne and
Independence. In southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In southwest
Arkansas, Calhoun, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita, and
Pike. In western Arkansas, Montgomery and Polk.

* 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 for high water
problems based on the current forecast of heavy rain.

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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