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2:17 PM CDT on May 29, 2015 (GMT -0500)
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METAR KJSV 291855Z AUTO 11008KT 10SM SCT022 BKN028 BKN035 26/21 A2995 RMK AO2 P0001 LTG DSNT W AND NW

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Pressure 29.95 in
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Mostly Cloudy 3500 ft
Dew Point 70 °F
Humidity 74%
Rainfall 0.02 in
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UV 6 out of 12
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Flu Activity No Activity
METAR KJSV 291855Z AUTO 11008KT 10SM SCT022 BKN028 BKN035 26/21 A2995 RMK AO2 P0001 LTG DSNT W AND NW

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Nowcast | as of 1:06 PM CDT on May 29, 2015

At 1:06 PM...National Weather Service Doppler radars continued to detect an area of rain showers with isolated embedded thunderstorms affecting much of eastern Oklahoma. The heaviest precipitation was located along and west of a line from Centralia...to Clayton. All this activity was moving toward the northeast...around 30 miles per hour. Through 3:00 PM...scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to spread northward across the forecast area. Light to moderate rainfall can be expected...with pockets of brief heavy rainfall in the stronger storms. Precipitation amounts within the main area of rainfall will range from around a quarter of an inch...to a half inch per hour...with localized heavier amounts with the stronger cells. While severe weather is unlikely...the heavier rainfall could cause flash flooding issues. Never drive your car into a flooded roadway.

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Tornado Watch
Statement as of 2:10 PM CDT on May 29, 2015

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
western Arkansas
far southwest Missouri
eastern Oklahoma

* effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 210 PM until
700 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
a couple tornadoes possible
isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible

Summary... a few supercells capable of a couple of
tornadoes... isolated damaging outflow winds... and marginally severe
hail will be possible across the watch area this afternoon into
evening.

The Tornado Watch area is approximately along and 45 statute
miles east and west of a line from 10 miles south southwest of De
Queen Arkansas to 30 miles north northeast of Grove Oklahoma.
For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (wous64 kwns wou9).

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Remember... a Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings.


Aviation... tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500.
Mean storm motion vector 21020.


... Mead

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 8:57 AM CDT on May 29, 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Van Buren.
* Until late Monday night, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 am Friday, the stage was 29.35 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring but the river is falling.
* Forecast... the Arkansas River at Van Buren will continue falling to
below flood stage by late Monday evening.
* Impact... at 29.0 feet, flooding of sand and gravel companies and
other businesses occurs along the river. Some backwater flooding
occurs in the roads and trailer Parks near Lee Creek. The staff at
the Kelley Park amphitheater may be covered by high water. Minor
flooding occurs in Moffett, Oklahoma.


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




913 PM CDT Thu may 28 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has extended the

* 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 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 Nowata County in northeast Oklahoma...
southeastern Okfuskee County in east central Oklahoma...
Wagoner County in northeast Oklahoma...
Washington County in northwest Arkansas...

* until 930 PM CDT Friday

* at 912 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
no rainfall was falling across the warned area.

The heavy rainfall from the past week has caused area lakes... small
creeks and streams... low water crossings and low lying areas as well
as the major rivers to flood. This flooding will likely continue for
much of this week. 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.
Roads near these lakes may be under water due to flooding from these
lakes... especially Eufaula... Wister... Sardis and Hugo.

* 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 3577 9351 3576 9369 3538 9370 3492 9444
      3451 9446 3450 9504 3393 9516 3386 9581
      3415 9599 3417 9578 3459 9568 3468 9610
      3528 9599 3529 9613 3602 9568 3700 9540
      3700 9462 3651 9461 3650 9330 3612 9329




Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:52 AM CDT on May 29, 2015

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

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 Saturday evening

* showers... and a few thunderstorms will remain ongoing across
eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas today. Another round of
more widespread thunderstorms with heavy rainfall associated
with a cold front will impact the area later tonight through
Saturday. Additional 1 to 2 inch rainfall amounts are likely
across most of the area... with local amounts of 3 to 5 inches
possible. The higher rainfall amounts that occur over already
saturatedw ground will lead to localized flash flooding.


The heavy rainfall from the past week has caused area lakes...
small creeks and streams... low water crossings and low lying
areas as well as the major rivers to flood. This flooding will
likely continue through the weekend. Many 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 back up and flood until lake levels get
under control.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means rapidly rising water or flooding is
possible within the watch area.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the
Road... the Road may be washed out underneath the rushing water.
Take a different Route to reach your destination or wait until
the water recedes.

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 overnight
such as a weather radio.