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Humidity 98%
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METAR KFSM 250153Z 00000KT 10SM R25/5500VP6000FT CLR 18/17 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP118 T01780167

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Pressure 29.88 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
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Dew Point 63 °F
Humidity 98%
Rainfall 2.73 in
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UV 12.2 out of 12
Pollen .90 out of 12
Air Quality Not available.
Flu Activity No Activity
METAR KFSM 250153Z 00000KT 10SM R25/5500VP6000FT CLR 18/17 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP118 T01780167

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Nowcast | as of 9:00 PM CDT on May 24, 2015

At 9:00 PM...Doppler radars indicated scattered showers ongoing across northeast Oklahoma and far northwest Arkansas. This activity continues to lift northeast at around 35 mph. Through 10:45 PM...occasional showers will be possible for locations along and to the north of a Ralston Oklahoma to Winslow Arkansas line. Average hourly rainfall of up to one tenth of an inch will remain common...with locally higher amounts to near one quarter inch possible in heavier downpours. This activity will continue to gradually decrease in coverage as it lifts north. No severe weather is expected from these showers... however brief non tornadic funnels may appear briefly at times over the far northeast corner of Oklahoma.

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Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 8:44 PM CDT on May 24, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Adair County in northeast Oklahoma...
Benton County in northwest Arkansas...
Carroll County in northwest Arkansas...
Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...
Choctaw County in southeast Oklahoma...
Craig County in northeast Oklahoma...
Crawford County in northwest Arkansas...
Delaware County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Nowata County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Okmulgee County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Rogers County in northeast Oklahoma...
Franklin County in west central Arkansas...
Haskell County in southeast Oklahoma...
Latimer County in southeast Oklahoma...
Le Flore County in southeast Oklahoma...
Madison County in northwest Arkansas...
Mayes County in northeast Oklahoma...
McIntosh County in southeast Oklahoma...
Muskogee County in east central Oklahoma...
Ottawa County in northeast Oklahoma...
Pittsburg County in southeast Oklahoma...
Pushmataha County in southeast Oklahoma...
Sebastian County in west central Arkansas...
Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
southeastern Okfuskee County in east central Oklahoma...
Wagoner County in northeast Oklahoma...
Washington County in northwest Arkansas...

* until 830 PM CDT Monday

* at 835 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
areas of light rain across portions of northeast Oklahoma... which
will move into parts of northwest Arkansas later this evening. The
rain has ended across southeast Oklahoma and west central Arkansas.

The heavy rainfall from the weekend has caused area lakes... small
creeks and streams... low water crossings as well as the major rivers
to flood. This flooding will likely continue through tonight and
into Monday... if not longer. Area lakes are near or slightly over
full capacity. High releases are required and this may flood the
downstream river. Also... tributaries that feed into these reservoirs
will also back up and flood until lake levels get under control.

* Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flooding to occur.
Some locations that could experience flooding include... Antlers...
Bentonville... Berryville... Cedarville... Charleston... Clayton...
Eufaula... Eureka Springs... Fayetteville... Fort Smith... Hugo...
Huntsville... Jay... McAlester... Miami... Mountainburg... Muskogee...
Natural Dam... Ozark... Poteau... Pryor... Rogers... Sallisaw... Siloam
Springs... Springdale... Stigler... Stilwell... Tahlequah... Van Buren
and Vinita.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road to
unknown depths. It only takes two feet of rushing water to carry away
most sport utility vehicles and pickups. Take a different Route to
reach your destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember...
most flood related deaths occur in automobiles.


Lat... Lon 3386 9581 3416 9598 3417 9578 3459 9568
      3468 9610 3528 9599 3529 9618 3597 9570
      3701 9540 3700 9462 3651 9461 3650 9330
      3612 9329 3577 9351 3576 9369 3538 9370
      3492 9444 3451 9446 3450 9504 3393 9516


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309 PM CDT sun may 24 2015

... Forecast flooding increased from moderate to major severity...
... This is a dangerous and life threatening situation...

the Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Van Buren
* until further notice, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 2:00 PM Sunday, the stage was 23.60 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Arkansas River at Van Buren will continue rising to
near 33.0 feet Tuesday before dawn then begin falling.
* Impact... at 33.0 feet, damaging flooding occurs along the Arkansas
River floodplain from Moffett, Oklahoma downstream to lock and dam
13. The port of Fort Smith and nearby businesses are flooded.
Backwater flooding occurs in the trailer Parks next to Lee Creek.
Some residential subdivisions around Fort Smith are flooded. This
is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.


Lat... Lon 3540 9454 3531 9454 3531 9422 3539 9422 3549 9439





Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:43 PM CDT on May 24, 2015

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through Monday morning

* showers and isolated thunderstorms will remain widespread
through the evening... before tapering off from west to east
during the early morning hours on Monday. Widespread heavy
rainfall has fallen over the past 24 hours with numerous reports
of Road closures across much of eastern Oklahoma and western
Arkansas. Additionally... many rivers and smaller streams are
flooded and many have yet to crest.

* Additional rainfall totals around 1 inch will be possible
through tonight... with isolated amounts near 2 inches
possible... with the heaviest amounts most likely across far
eastern Oklahoma through western Arkansas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Life threatening flooding is ongoing in some areas and any
additional rainfall will only worsen conditions. Be prepared to
heed flood warnings and act quickly.

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. Have a means of receiving any warnings issued such as a
weather radio.

If you live near... or travel across a stream... creek or river
subject to flooding... now is the time to prepare for dangerous
flooding.