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Flood Warning
Issued: 2:24 AM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Poteau river near Panama.
* From this evening to Tuesday morning, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 1:30 am Saturday, the stage was 13.17 feet.
* Flood stage is 29.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Poteau river near Panama is expected to rise above
flood stage tonight and continue to rise to near 39.8 feet by
Monday before dawn. The river is expected to fall below flood
stage early Tuesday morning. This forecast is based on a
heavy rain forecast for the next 48 hours. Crest height and timing
may change as this event unfolds. Continue to closely monitor
updates to this warning.
* Impact... at 39.0 feet, severe depths of flooding of crop and
pasturelands occur from Shady Point to Arkoma. Several roads
crossing the Poteau river are totally impassable.


Lat... Lon 3540 9449 3540 9439 3523 9442 3504 9462 3521 9470




224 am CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Poteau river near Poteau.
* From late tonight to Monday morning, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 1:45 am Saturday, the stage was 3.56 feet.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Poteau river near Poteau is expected to rise above
flood stage early Sunday morning and continue to rise to near 27.8
feet by early Sunday afternoon. The river is expected to fall below
flood stage Monday before dawn. This forecast is based on a
heavy rain forecast for the next 48 hours. Crest height and timing
may change as this event unfolds. Continue to closely monitor
updates to this warning.
* Impact... at 28.0 feet, severe valley flooding affects croplands and
County roads from southeast of Poteau to the mouth of Brazil creek.
Old Highway 112 may become impassable.


Lat... Lon 3513 9456 3506 9454 3495 9461 3495 9471 3513 9468




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 6:37 AM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma... including the following
counties... in Arkansas... Benton... Carroll... Crawford...
Franklin... Madison... Sebastian and Washington AR. In
Oklahoma... Adair... Cherokee... Choctaw... Craig... creek...
Delaware... Haskell... Latimer... Le Flore... Mayes... McIntosh...
Muskogee... Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Ottawa... Pittsburg...
Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa and Wagoner.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches are expected
across southeast Oklahoma into northwest Arkansas, with
locally higher amounts approaching 8 to 10 inches. A warm
front located from near Ozark Arkansas to north of McAlester
Oklahoma will be the focus for several rounds of showers and
thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, mainly near and north of
the front. The front will begin to push south later today with
heavy rainfall spreading farther south, before ending later
tonight.

* The heavy rainfall will likely lead to widespread and
potentially life threatening flash flooding. Several rivers
will likely go into moderate to major flood including the
Illinois River and Lee Creek at Van Buren. Beaver Lake Dam in
northwest Arkansas could begin to release water which would
impact areas downstream.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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. Persons living in low lying areas along main-Stem rivers
should monitor the latest forecast and be ready to evacuate to
higher ground.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road
to unknown depths. Take a different Route to reach your
destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember, most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading
cause of weather related deaths.

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




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 6:37 AM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma... including the following
counties... in Arkansas... Benton... Carroll... Crawford...
Franklin... Madison... Sebastian and Washington AR. In
Oklahoma... Adair... Cherokee... Choctaw... Craig... creek...
Delaware... Haskell... Latimer... Le Flore... Mayes... McIntosh...
Muskogee... Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Ottawa... Pittsburg...
Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa and Wagoner.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches are expected
across southeast Oklahoma into northwest Arkansas, with
locally higher amounts approaching 8 to 10 inches. A warm
front located from near Ozark Arkansas to north of McAlester
Oklahoma will be the focus for several rounds of showers and
thunderstorms with heavy rainfall, mainly near and north of
the front. The front will begin to push south later today with
heavy rainfall spreading farther south, before ending later
tonight.

* The heavy rainfall will likely lead to widespread and
potentially life threatening flash flooding. Several rivers
will likely go into moderate to major flood including the
Illinois River and Lee Creek at Van Buren. Beaver Lake Dam in
northwest Arkansas could begin to release water which would
impact areas downstream.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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. Persons living in low lying areas along main-Stem rivers
should monitor the latest forecast and be ready to evacuate to
higher ground.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road
to unknown depths. Take a different Route to reach your
destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember, most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading
cause of weather related deaths.

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