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Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 3:37 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
central Stone County in north central Arkansas...
Independence County in north central Arkansas...
southeastern Newton County in north central Arkansas...
Izard County in north central Arkansas...
northern Searcy County in north central Arkansas...
northeastern Jackson County in eastern Arkansas...
Marion County in north central Arkansas...
eastern Boone County in north central Arkansas...
Baxter County in north central Arkansas...
Fulton County in north central Arkansas...
Sharp County in north central Arkansas...

* until 630 PM CST

* at 336 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Flash flooding is likely to
occur. Given the amount of rainfall already experienced over the
past few days, flash flooding will occur quickly, with rapid rises
of water expected.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Mountain Home... Batesville...
Newport... Cherokee Village...
Bull Shoals... Melbourne...
Salem in Fulton County... Yellville...
Ash Flat... Horseshoe Bend...
Gassville... Cave City...
Tuckerman... Calico Rock...
Flippin... Diaz...
Newark... Highland in Sharp County...
Mammoth Spring... Lakeview in Baxter County...

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in the
warned area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.


Lat... Lon 3633 9126 3624 9126 3623 9135 3589 9136
      3588 9103 3563 9104 3565 9179 3571 9179
      3571 9187 3599 9220 3599 9228 3595 9231
      3596 9241 3599 9244 3599 9274 3572 9297
      3573 9297 3650 9295 3650 9141


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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, north central Arkansas, and
western Arkansas, including the following areas, in central
Arkansas, Conway, Pope, and Yell. In north central Arkansas,
Baxter, Boone, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp,
stone, and Van Buren. In western Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, and
Scott.

* 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 flooding based on
current forecasts.

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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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, north central Arkansas, and
western Arkansas, including the following areas, in central
Arkansas, Conway, Pope, and Yell. In north central Arkansas,
Baxter, Boone, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp,
stone, and Van Buren. In western Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, and
Scott.

* 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 flooding based on
current forecasts.

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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