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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 8:12 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Independence County in north central Arkansas...
Woodruff County in eastern Arkansas...
Prairie County in central Arkansas...
Jackson County in eastern Arkansas...
southeastern Cleburne County in north central Arkansas...
northern Lonoke County in central Arkansas...
northeastern Faulkner County in central Arkansas...
Monroe County in eastern Arkansas...
White County in central Arkansas...

* until 1115 am CDT

* at 808 am CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain will continue to
move across the warned area. 2 to 5 inches of rain have already
fallen across the area, and 1 to 2 inches of rain may also be seen
over the next 1 to 3 hours. Flash flooding is already occurring
and will continue. Many roads have water over them and several
have been washed out. Some bridges have also wash out. Extreme
caution should be used if going out today. Travel is not
recommended.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Cabot... Searcy...
Batesville... Newport...
Heber Springs... Lonoke...
Brinkley... Augusta...
Des Arc... Clarendon...
Hazen... De Valls Bluff...
Beebe... Ward...
Bald Knob... Carlisle...
Austin in Lonoke County... Judsonia...
Tuckerman... Kensett...

Lat... Lon 3460 9105 3456 9154 3477 9197 3542 9224
      3572 9182 3589 9135 3587 9104 3501 9104
      3500 9114 3492 9115 3491 9111 3487 9110
      3474 9110 3473 9105


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637 am CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Black River at Black Rock.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 am Sunday the stage was 23.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast... due to the forecasted rain, the river is expected to
rise to near 27.0 feet by Monday morning.
* Impacts at 24.0 feet... thousands of acres of cropland and pastures
flooded. State Highway 37 in Independence County east of Cord may
be flooded. Water rises into low lying streets in Powhatan. Ball Park
and boat ramp area in Black Rock floods.
* Impacts at 25.0 feet... State Highway 37 will probably flood on west
side of Black River. State Highway 25 south of Black Rock and State
Highway 69 near Jacksonport may be partially flooded. Water will be
in portions of Powhatan State Park. Extensive cropland flooding,
flooding classified as moderate.





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

Black River
Black Rock 14 23.5 sun 06 am 27.0 26.4 25.6 25.4




Lat... Lon 3570 9140 3591 9125 3612 9115 3610 9101
3588 9110 3564 9128






312 am CDT sun Apr 30 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Cache River near Patterson.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 2:00 am Sunday the stage was 9.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 11.5 feet by
late Tuesday night.
* Impacts at 10.0 feet... pastureland and cropland not protected
by levees in Jackson and Woodruff counties affected. Water is deep
along the shoulders of State Highway 18 near Grubbs. Water over
portions of Woodruff County Road 775 north of State Highway 260.
* Impacts at 10.5 feet... water deep over Woodruff County Road 775
north of Hwy 260, and intersection of Hwy 37 and Hwy 18 east of
Grubbs. Water is encroaching on yards of homes on Pine street in
Patterson. Many acres of cropland, pastures, and Timber flooded in
Jackson and Woodruff counties.
* Impacts at 11.0 feet... water near homes on Pine street in Patterson.
Water deep over Woodruff County Road 775. Water around camps along
state highways 14 and 18 in Jackson County. Many acres of cropland,
pastures, and Timberland flooded in Craighead, Jackson, and
Woodruff counties.
* Impacts at 12.0 feet... water near foundations of homes on Pine
street in Patterson. Cabins and camps along State Highway 14, 18,
and 33 flooded. State Highway 37 near Grubbs may be partially
flooded. Water may be on State Highway 33 between Gregory and
Little Dixie. Most unprotected farmlands flooded and some levees
overtopped.




             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

Cache River
Patterson 9 9.6 sun 02 am 9.8 10.8 11.2 11.5 11.5




Lat... Lon 3510 9133 3522 9128 3539 9123 3538 9113
3521 9117 3508 9122




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1120 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Newport.
* From Sunday afternoon until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 10:00 PM Saturday the stage was 23.9 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... due to the forecasted rainfall the river is expected to
rise above flood stage by Sunday afternoon and
continue to rise to near 32.0 feet by Tuesday evening.
* Impacts at 26.0 feet... many thousands of acres of cropland are
inundated. Water is near State Highway 14. Many private levees are overtopped
allowing the river to flood cropland. Water in portions of Jacksonport State
Park that are on river side of levee.
* Impacts at 27.0 feet... State Highway 14 between Newport and Oil Trough
and State Highway 122 to Newark affected. Possible structural flooding
along State Highway 14 in Independence County. Bateman levee patrolling begins.
* Impacts at 28.0 feet... Bateman levee may be threatened with overtopping.
State Highway 14 east of Newport at Village Creek could be flooded by
backwater. State Highway 14 west of Newport is flooded. State Highway 69
in Independence County may be flooded. Flooding up Village Creek extends
to eastern portions of Newport. Extensive flooding of cropland in Jackson
and Independence County along the white and the lower Black River. River
crested slightly above 28 feet in December 2001 and March 2002.
* Impacts at 30.0 feet... serious flood problems in Jackson and Independence
counties. Flooding extends across entire White River Valley downstream of
Newport. State highways 14, 37, 69, and 384 in the vicinity of Newport may
all be affected by flooding. Village Creek may be backing into portions of
Newport.
* Impacts at 31.0 feet... patrolling of Newport, Jacksonport, and
Village Creek levees begins. Homes and businesses inside levee at
Newport flooded. State highways 14, 37, 69, 367, and 384 may all be
impacted by flooding with the lower lying highways closed.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

Lower White River
Newport 26 23.9 Sat 10 PM 24.4 29.8 31.6 31.9 31.1




Lat... Lon 3537 9150 3550 9141 3570 9140 3564 9128
3548 9127 3534 9136






Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:45 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash 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,
Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Pope,
prairie, Pulaski, Saline, white, and Yell. In eastern
Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and Woodruff. In north central
Arkansas, Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence,
Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp, stone, and Van Buren. In
southeast Arkansas, Arkansas and Jefferson. In southwest
Arkansas, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, and Pike. In western
Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, and Scott.

* Through Sunday evening

* heavy rain has fallen over much of Arkansas in the last 24 to 36
hours and the ground has become saturated, with 2 to 5 inches
over northern areas, 2 to 3 inches over central spots, and 1 to
2 inches over southern locations. Isolated spots received higher
amounts. Continued showers and thunderstorms are expected
through Sunday, until the cold front and upper low pressure
system move through the region. This amount of rain has created
widespread flooding and flash flooding already across Arkansas,
and any additional rain will create additional flash flooding
and river flooding concerns.

* Evacuations of flood and flash flood prone areas may be
needed, and those interests along Arkansas rivers will need to
monitor this developing hazardous weather situation.




Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 3:48 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Lake Wind Advisory remains in effect until 9 PM CDT this
evening...

* event... elevated and gusty south winds.

* Areas affected... parts of central and much of eastern Arkansas.

* Timing... advisory winds will likely begin within a few hours
after sunrise Sunday morning and last into Sunday evening.

* Winds... sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30
mph possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes and rivers. Small boats will be especially prone to
capsizing.


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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:45 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening...

The Flash 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,
Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Pope,
prairie, Pulaski, Saline, white, and Yell. In eastern
Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and Woodruff. In north central
Arkansas, Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence,
Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp, stone, and Van Buren. In
southeast Arkansas, Arkansas and Jefferson. In southwest
Arkansas, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, and Pike. In western
Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, and Scott.

* Through Sunday evening

* heavy rain has fallen over much of Arkansas in the last 24 to 36
hours and the ground has become saturated, with 2 to 5 inches
over northern areas, 2 to 3 inches over central spots, and 1 to
2 inches over southern locations. Isolated spots received higher
amounts. Continued showers and thunderstorms are expected
through Sunday, until the cold front and upper low pressure
system move through the region. This amount of rain has created
widespread flooding and flash flooding already across Arkansas,
and any additional rain will create additional flash flooding
and river flooding concerns.

* Evacuations of flood and flash flood prone areas may be
needed, and those interests along Arkansas rivers will need to
monitor this developing hazardous weather situation.