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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 8:06 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Batesville.
* From Sunday evening to Tuesday morning... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 7:00 PM Friday the stage was 12.3 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise to near flood stage Sunday
evening.
* Impacts at 15.0 feet... there will be minor flooding of agricutural
land along the river. A 15 foot stage at the bridge is equivalent
to 23 foot flood stage at lock one tailwater staff gage.

             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon crest time date

Upper White River
Batesville 15 12.3 Fri 07 PM 11.4 14.3 14.8 15.0 06 PM 02/25


Lat... Lon 3558 9141 3568 9164 3570 9178 3580 9174
3576 9151 3564 9128


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806 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Newport.
* Runtil further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:00 PM Friday the stage was 22.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by tomorrow evening and continue
to rise to near 27.0 feet by Monday evening. Additional rainfall
is expected middle of next week, so continue to monitor the lastet
forecasts for any updates.
* 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.

             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon crest time date

Lower White River
Newport 26 22.7 Fri 07 PM 24.9 26.5 26.8 27.0 06 PM 02/26


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




725 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Black River at Black Rock.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 PM Friday the stage was 19.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 23.5 feet by
early Sunday afternoon.
* Impacts at 20.0 feet... agricultural land is flooding along both
banks of the river in Lawrence, Independence, and Jackson counties.
Minor flooding in Powhatan community and courthouse State Park.
* 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.

             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon crest time date

Black River
Black Rock 14 19.4 Fri 06 PM 20.1 23.4 23.3 23.5 12 PM 02/25


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


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437 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Independence County in north central Arkansas...
northwestern Prairie County in central Arkansas...
southeastern Izard County in north central Arkansas...
Van Buren County in north central Arkansas...
northern Lonoke County in central Arkansas...
Sharp County in north central Arkansas...
southern Stone County in north central Arkansas...
northern Woodruff County in eastern Arkansas...
Jackson County in eastern Arkansas...
Cleburne County in north central Arkansas...
northeastern Conway County in central Arkansas...
White County in central Arkansas...
northeastern Pulaski County in central Arkansas...

* until 715 am CST Saturday

* at 436 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain of up to eight
plus inches have fallen and flooding is likely if not already
occurring across warning area. Additional heavy rainfall is
expected Saturday, which will only increase the flooding threat.
If you live near a waterway or flood prone area, pay close
attention to water levels and heed the guidance of local officials.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
North Little Rock... Jacksonville...
Cabot... Searcy...
Batesville... Newport...
Heber Springs... Cherokee Village...
Mountain View... Clinton...
Fairfield Bay... Augusta...
Melbourne... Ash Flat...
Little Rock AFB... Beebe...
Ward... Bald Knob...
Austin in Lonoke County... Judsonia...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.


Lat... Lon 3642 9131 3624 9126 3623 9135 3589 9136
      3588 9103 3533 9104 3469 9213 3536 9211
      3545 9284 3625 9162 3625 9156 3629 9156
      3634 9145 3643 9135


Cooper


Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:41 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday evening...

The 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,
Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, prairie, Pulaski,
Saline, and white. In eastern Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and
Woodruff. In north central Arkansas, Cleburne and
Independence. In southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In southwest
Arkansas, Calhoun, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita, and
Pike. In western Arkansas, Montgomery and Polk.

* Through Saturday evening

* heavy rain fell across much of southern... central and eastern
Arkansas the last several days... with 4 to locally more than 8
inches observed. Additional heavy rainfall will be possible on
Saturday into Saturday night where an additional 1 to 3 inches
of rain are expected. Locally higher amounts will be possible.

* 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 Saturday night. 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 for high water
problems based on the current forecast of heavy rain.

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.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:41 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday evening...

The 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,
Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, prairie, Pulaski,
Saline, and white. In eastern Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and
Woodruff. In north central Arkansas, Cleburne and
Independence. In southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In southwest
Arkansas, Calhoun, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita, and
Pike. In western Arkansas, Montgomery and Polk.

* Through Saturday evening

* heavy rain fell across much of southern... central and eastern
Arkansas the last several days... with 4 to locally more than 8
inches observed. Additional heavy rainfall will be possible on
Saturday into Saturday night where an additional 1 to 3 inches
of rain are expected. Locally higher amounts will be possible.

* 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 Saturday night. 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 for high water
problems based on the current forecast of heavy rain.

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.