Sharp Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Warning
Statement as of 11:59 PM CDT on May 29, 2015

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
eastern Cleburne County in north central Arkansas...
eastern White County in central Arkansas...
Independence County in north central Arkansas...
Jackson County in eastern Arkansas...
Monroe County in eastern Arkansas...
Prairie County in central Arkansas...
southeastern Izard County in north central Arkansas...
southeastern Stone County in north central Arkansas...
southern Sharp County in north central Arkansas...
Woodruff County in eastern Arkansas...

* until 300 am CDT

* at 1159 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
an area of thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall along a line
extending from 5 miles northeast of Cushman to 6 miles south of
Hazen. Doppler radar and observations indicate 1 to 2 inches of
rain have fallen over parts of the warned area in the past hour
with additional heavy rain expected. Flash flooding is likely to
occur. While precipitation may taper off in some areas during the
warning period... it will take some time for any high water to
runoff.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Searcy... Newport... Melbourne...
Hazen... Des Arc... De Valls Bluff...
Clarendon... Brinkley... Batesville...
Augusta... West Point... Ulm...
Tupelo... Tuckerman... Swifton...
Stuttgart Muni Arpt... Steprock...
Stella...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed act quickly. Do not
enter the water. Turn around and move up to higher ground to escape
flood waters. Do not stay in areas subject to flooding when water
begins rising.


Lat... Lon 3452 9105 3458 9166 3464 9164 3467 9170
      3491 9170 3493 9176 3612 9201 3610 9134
      3589 9135 3588 9102 3501 9103 3499 9114
      3492 9114 3486 9109 3474 9110 3473 9104




Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:19 PM CDT on May 29, 2015

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas... north central Arkansas...
southwest Arkansas and western Arkansas... including the
following areas... in central Arkansas... Conway... Garland...
Perry... Pope... Saline and Yell. In north central Arkansas...
Baxter... Boone... Fulton... Izard... Marion... Newton... Searcy...
sharp... stone and Van Buren. In southwest Arkansas... Clark...
Hot Spring and Pike. In western Arkansas... Johnson... Logan...
Montgomery... Polk and Scott.

* Through Saturday evening

* thunderstorms will affect much of Arkansas tonight through
Saturday... bringing additional heavy rains to much of the state.
Rainfall amounts through Saturday evening are expected to range
between 1 and 1.5 inches... with locally higher amounts possible.
While not exceptionally high... these rains will fall on already
saturated soil... increasing the likelihood of flash flooding.

* In addition... area rivers and streams are already flooding or
near bank full. Any additional rainfall will not be able to
drain into waterways... increasing the threat for flash
flooding. This is of greatest concern in the higher terrain
areas... including the Ouachita and Ozark mountain regions.

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.