Fort Smith, AR

4:29 AM CDT on May 30, 2015 (GMT -0500)
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Active Advisory: Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Local Storm Report

Elev 463 ft 35.33 °N, 94.36 °W | Updated 36 minutes ago

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Pressure 29.92 in
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Clouds Overcast 4800 ft
Dew Point 65 °F
Humidity 90%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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UV 0 out of 12
Pollen 6.70 out of 12
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Flu Activity No Activity
METAR KFSM 300853Z AUTO 29008KT 10SM OVC048 20/18 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP131 60000 T02000183 58004

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Pressure 29.92 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Overcast 4800 ft
Dew Point 65 °F
Humidity 90%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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UV 0 out of 12
Pollen 6.70 out of 12
Air Quality Not available.
Flu Activity No Activity
METAR KFSM 300853Z AUTO 29008KT 10SM OVC048 20/18 A2993 RMK AO2 SLP131 60000 T02000183 58004

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Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 9:20 PM CDT on May 29, 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 Okfuskee County in east central Oklahoma...
eastern Tulsa 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...
Nowata County in northeast Oklahoma...
Okmulgee County in northeast Oklahoma...
Ottawa County in northeast Oklahoma...
Pittsburg County in southeast Oklahoma...
Pushmataha County in southeast Oklahoma...
Rogers County in northeast Oklahoma...
Sebastian County in west central Arkansas...
Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
Wagoner County in northeast Oklahoma...
Washington County in northwest Arkansas...

* until 900 am CDT Saturday

* heavy rainfall again fell across much of eastern
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas during the last 24 hours with
amounts ranging up to three inches. Scattered areas of
rain and a few thunderstorms will be likely in the area for
the next several hours... which will locally add to the amounts.

* Runoff from this excessive rainfall will continue to cause
flooding to occur in low areas... along creeks and drainage
ditches and near ponds... lakes and rivers. A number of rural
roads are either flooded or closed. See the specific warning
for information pertaining to the ongoing mainstem river flooding.

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.

Low water crossings in hilly terrain are especially dangerous in
heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find
alternate routes. It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water
to carry vehicles away.


Lat... Lon 3394 9594 3459 9568 3471 9610 3528 9599
      3529 9641 3644 9580 3700 9579 3701 9462
      3651 9461 3649 9329 3612 9329 3612 9347
      3577 9351 3576 9369 3538 9370 3492 9444
      3450 9447 3450 9504 3394 9515 3386 9539





907 PM CDT Fri may 29 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 8:00 PM Friday, the stage was 29.14 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Arkansas River at Van Buren will continue rising to
near 33.0 feet Sunday evening 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 4:12 AM CDT on May 30, 2015

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect until 1 PM CDT this
afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of Arkansas and southeast Oklahoma... including the
following areas... in Arkansas... Carroll... Franklin... Madison
and Sebastian. In southeast Oklahoma... Choctaw... Haskell...
Latimer... Le Flore... Pittsburg and Pushmataha.

* Until 1 PM CDT this afternoon

* an area of rain will gradually move out of northwest Arkansas early
this morning. Some potential still exists with this rain for
rises in smaller streams due to the very wet weather of late.

Additionally... rain and thunderstorms remain possible across
southeast Oklahoma this morning. Any storms could have the
potential to produce locally heavy rainfall which could lead to
additional flooding problems. The overall threat of rain will
decrease this afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.