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Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 9:20 PM CDT on May 27, 2015

Expires 10:30 PM EDT on May 28, 2015


The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Adair County in northeast Oklahoma...
Benton County in northwest Arkansas...
Carroll County in northwest Arkansas...
Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...
Choctaw County in southeast Oklahoma...
Craig County in northeast Oklahoma...
Crawford County in northwest Arkansas...
Delaware County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Okmulgee County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Rogers County in northeast Oklahoma...
Franklin County in west central Arkansas...
Haskell County in southeast Oklahoma...
Latimer County in southeast Oklahoma...
Le Flore County in southeast Oklahoma...
Madison County in northwest Arkansas...
Mayes County in northeast Oklahoma...
McIntosh County in southeast Oklahoma...
Muskogee County in east central Oklahoma...
Ottawa County in northeast Oklahoma...
Pittsburg County in southeast Oklahoma...
Pushmataha County in southeast Oklahoma...
Sebastian County in west central Arkansas...
Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
southeastern Nowata County in northeast Oklahoma...
southeastern Okfuskee County in east central Oklahoma...
Wagoner County in northeast Oklahoma...
Washington County in northwest Arkansas...

* until 930 PM CDT Thursday

* at 803 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
no rainfall was falling across the warned area.

The heavy rainfall from the past week has caused area lakes... small
creeks and streams... low water crossings and low lying areas as well
as the major rivers to flood. This flooding will likely continue for
much of this week. Area lakes are near or slightly over full
capacity. High releases are required and this may flood the
downstream river. Also... tributaries that feed into these reservoirs
will also back up and flood until lake levels get under control.
Roads near these lakes may be under water due to flooding from these
lakes... especially Eufaula... Wister... Sardis and Hugo.

* Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flooding to occur.
Some locations that could experience flooding include... Antlers...
Bentonville... Berryville... Cedarville... Charleston... Clayton...
Eufaula... Eureka Springs... Fayetteville... Fort Smith... Hugo...
Huntsville... Jay... McAlester... Miami... Mountainburg... Muskogee...
Natural Dam... Ozark... Poteau... Pryor... Rogers... Sallisaw... Siloam
Springs... Springdale... Stigler... Stilwell... Tahlequah... Van Buren
and Vinita.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road to
unknown depths. It only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away
most sport utility vehicles and pickups. Take a different Route to
reach your destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember...
most flood related deaths occur in automobiles.


Lat... Lon 3577 9351 3576 9369 3538 9370 3492 9444
      3451 9446 3450 9504 3393 9516 3386 9581
      3415 9599 3417 9578 3459 9568 3468 9610
      3528 9599 3529 9613 3602 9568 3700 9540
      3700 9462 3651 9461 3650 9330 3612 9329




Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 1:10 PM CDT on May 28, 2015

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 31, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of east central Oklahoma... northeast Oklahoma and
southeast Oklahoma... including the following areas... in east
central Oklahoma... Cherokee... Muskogee... Okfuskee and
Sequoyah. In northeast Oklahoma... Adair... Craig... creek...
Delaware... Mayes... Nowata... Okmulgee... Osage... Ottawa...
Pawnee... Rogers... Tulsa... Wagoner and Washington. In southeast
Oklahoma... Choctaw... Haskell... Latimer... Le Flore... McIntosh...
   Pittsburg and Pushmataha.

* Through Sunday morning

* additional showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are
expected to develop to the west tonight... and move into eastern
Oklahoma overnight. Another round of thunderstorms with heavy
rainfall associated with a cold front will impact eastern
Oklahoma through much of the upcoming weekend. Widespread 2 to 3
inch rainfall amounts are likely... with local amounts of 5 to 6
inches possible.


The heavy rainfall from the past week has caused area lakes...
small creeks and streams... low water crossings and low lying
areas as well as the major rivers to flood. This flooding will
likely continue for much into the weekend. Area lakes are near or
slightly over full capacity. High releases are required and this
may flood the downstream river. Also... tributaries that feed into
these reservoirs will also back up and flood until lake levels
get under control. Roads near these lakes may be under water due
to flooding from these lakes... especially Eufaula... Wister...
Sardis and Hugo.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means rapidly rising water or flooding is
possible within the watch area.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the
Road... the Road may be washed out underneath the rushing water.
Take a different Route to reach your destination or wait until
the water recedes.

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. Have a means of receiving any warnings issued overnight
such as a weather radio.




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Alabama - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Alaska - Special Statement , Record Report
Arizona - Special Statement, Air Quality Alert , Special Statement , Air Quality Alert
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - Special Statement
Colorado - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
District of Columbia - Record Report
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Flash Flood Warning , Special Statement
Idaho - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Illinois - Public Information Statement
Iowa - Public Information Statement
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report
Louisiana - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Maine - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement
Maryland - Record Report
Massachusetts - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Special Statement
Michigan - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Montana - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Special Statement
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
New Mexico - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning
New York - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
North Carolina - Special Statement
North Dakota - Special Statement
Oklahoma - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Pennsylvania - Record Report
Puerto Rico - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Rhode Island - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Special Statement
South Carolina - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
South Dakota - Special Statement
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Special Statement , Record Report
Washington - Areal Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Record Report
Wisconsin - Flood Warning
Wyoming - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement