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Flood Warning
Issued: 6:53 PM CST Feb. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Des Arc.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 PM Monday the stage was 29.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to a stage of 28.7 feet
by Wednesday morning. However... additional heavy rainfall through
next week may cause this forecast to change.
* Impacts at 30.0 feet... numerous County roads and bridges inundated.
Many dollars in damages in Prairie County. Extensive farmland and
Timberland flooded. Backwater flooding of Wattensaw bayou and bayou
Des Arc. Patrolling of kitty Barnes levee on East Bank begins.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Tue Wed Thu crest time date

Lower White River
Des Arc 24 29.0 Mon 06 PM 29.0 28.7 28.4 falling




Lat... Lon 3466 9139 3477 9150 3500 9155 3498 9142
3482 9138 3472 9129






653 PM CST Mon Feb 18 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Georgetown.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 PM Monday the stage was 25.5 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to a stage of 25.2 feet
by Wednesday morning. However... additional heavy rainfall through
next week may cause this forecast to change.
* Impacts at 26.0 feet... backwater up Little Red river floods
bottomland near West Point and Georgetown. Numerous roads and
bridges flooded west of the river. Extensive area of cropland in
white, Woodruff, and prairie counties flooded. State Highway 36 is
probably flooded and impassable. Georgetown and Nimmo could be
isolated by floodwater. Residents should either leave or have
provisions for a prolonged stay.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Tue Wed Thu crest time date

Lower White River
Georgetown 21 25.5 Mon 06 PM 25.5 25.2 24.9 falling




Lat... Lon 3500 9155 3508 9151 3514 9152 3515 9137
3506 9139 3498 9142






Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 9:25 PM CST Feb. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Wednesday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, eastern Arkansas, and southeast
Arkansas, including the following areas, in central Arkansas,
Faulkner, Grant, Lonoke, prairie, Pulaski, Saline, and white.
In eastern Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and Woodruff. In
southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew,
Jefferson, and Lincoln.

* From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning

* several periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected
Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. Two to four
inches of rainfall will be common in the watch area.

* Heavy rainfall, falling across saturated ground, will create
conditions favorable for flash flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 9:25 PM CST Feb. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Wednesday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, eastern Arkansas, and southeast
Arkansas, including the following areas, in central Arkansas,
Faulkner, Grant, Lonoke, prairie, Pulaski, Saline, and white.
In eastern Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and Woodruff. In
southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew,
Jefferson, and Lincoln.

* From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning

* several periods of showers and thunderstorms are expected
Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. Two to four
inches of rainfall will be common in the watch area.

* Heavy rainfall, falling across saturated ground, will create
conditions favorable for flash flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.




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