Wichita Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flood Warning
Statement as of 2:28 AM CDT on May 23, 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wichita river at Wichita Falls.

* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 1:45 am Saturday the stage was 20.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.

* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.

* Forecast... the Wichita river will continue rising and crest near
23.3 feet mid Tuesday morning then begin falling.

* Impact... at 23 feet... in Wichita Falls... extensive flooding occurs
in Harwell and Lucy Parks. Flooding occurs in homes north of third
street and in Tanglewood hollow... and in Scotland Park.
Agricultural areas upstream and downstream from Wichita Falls
experience widespread flood depths up to 5 feet.



Lat... Lon 3387 9860 3393 9861 3395 9849 3400 9844
      3397 9837 3391 9842





222 am CDT Sat may 23 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Beaver Creek near Electra.

* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 2:00 am Saturday the stage was 29.2 feet.

* Major flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.

* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.

* Forecast... the Beaver Creek will continue rising and crest near
32.0 feet Sunday evening then begin falling.

* Impact... at 32 feet... widespread flood levels up to 8 feet in depth
cover farm and range lands... and may inundate some oil and gas
facilities... along and near the creek in southern Wilbarger County
and southwestern Wichita County.



Lat... Lon 3392 9923 3397 9930 3402 9909 3392 9882
      3386 9881 3396 9911





221 am CDT Sat may 23 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Red River near Burkburnett.

* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 1:30 am Saturday the stage was 10.1 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.

* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.

* Forecast... the Red River will continue rising and crest near 11.7
feet early Tuesday afternoon then begin falling.

* Impact... at 12 feet... crop and range lands... oil fields... and
rural roads are affected. Some low-lying areas near the river are
isolated by high water in side channels. Bottomlands near Davidson
Oklahoma begin to flood several hours before the crest approaches
the Burkburnett area. The flood crest reaches the area along the
river near Taylor Oklahoma several hours later. Cattle and other
property should be relocated to places which are 3 feet higher than
nearby river banks to avoid being stranded.



Lat... Lon 3414 9895 3430 9895 3418 9854 3419 9805
      3406 9815 3402 9859




Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:42 AM CDT on May 23, 2015

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* all of western... central... and southern Oklahoma... and western
North Texas.

* Through Monday morning

* 2 to 5 inches of rainfall... with locally higher amounts will
be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Monitor weather forecasts and information. Avoid travel in
flooded areas... and make plans to get to higher ground if
flooding develops or worsens in your area.



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Record Report
Statement as of 1:45 am CDT on May 23, 2015

... Record cool maximum temperature set at Wichita Falls on Friday...

The maximum temperature at Wichita Falls Friday was 61 degrees.
This breaks the old record cool maximum of 62 degrees for may
22nd. That record was set in 1943.

Temperature records for Wichita Falls date back to 1923.


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