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5:15 AM CDT on May 24, 2015 (GMT -0500)
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Elev 768 ft 34.88 °N, 95.78 °W | Updated 17 minutes ago

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Waxing Crescent, 38% visible
Pressure 29.96 in
Visibility 2.5 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3000 ft
Overcast 4100 ft
Dew Point 61 °F
Humidity 96%
Rainfall 4.40 in
Snow Depth Not available.
UV 0 out of 12
Pollen 7.40 out of 12
Air Quality Not available.
Flu Activity Sporadic
SPECI KMLC 240958Z AUTO 04004KT 2 1/2SM +RA BR SCT005 BKN030 OVC041 17/16 A2996 RMK AO2 P0005 T01670161

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Pressure 29.96 in
Visibility 2.5 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3000 ft
Overcast 4100 ft
Dew Point 61 °F
Humidity 96%
Rainfall 4.40 in
Snow Depth Not available.
UV 0 out of 12
Pollen 7.40 out of 12
Air Quality Not available.
Flu Activity Sporadic
SPECI KMLC 240958Z AUTO 04004KT 2 1/2SM +RA BR SCT005 BKN030 OVC041 17/16 A2996 RMK AO2 P0005 T01670161

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Nowcast | as of 4:59 am CDT on May 24, 2015

At 4:55 am...National Weather Service radars continued to detect thunderstorm and rainshowers over much of eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. This activity was located west of a Rogers...to Fort Smith...to McAlester line. Movement was to the northeast at 25 miles an hour. Through 6 am...thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall will continue across the northwest corner of northwest Arkansas...and continue southwest into southeast Oklahoma. Rainfall rates up to one inch per hour could fall near the strongest storms. Any heavy rainfall will quickly lead to life threatening flash flooding. Lighter rainfall amounts will occur west of Highway 69...generally less than one quarter of an inch.

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Flash Flood Warning
Statement as of 5:06 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

... Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for Adair... Latimer...
Sequoyah... northeastern Pushmataha... Le Flore... Haskell...
southeastern Delaware and southeastern Cherokee counties until 730 am
CDT...

At 505 am CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
areas of rain over the warned area. An inch of rainfall has already
occurred with an additional 1 to 2 inches possible.

Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to
occur. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Clayton... Poteau... Sallisaw... Stigler... Stilwell... Wilburton... Adair
State Park... Albion... Arkoma... baron... Bengal... Big Cedar...
Bokoshe... brushy... Brushy Lake State Park... bunch... Cameron...
Christie... Colcord... Damon... Fanshawe... Gans... Heavener... Heavener
runestone State Park... Higgins... Howe... Keota... Kiamichi... Kinta and
Lake Wister State Park.

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 3658 9462 3545 9444 3451 9446 3459 9559
      3460 9551 3471 9551 3565 9493 3600 9481
      3615 9480 3620 9474




400 am 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 Kiamichi river near Antlers
* until late Monday night, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 3:30 am Sunday, the stage was 30.23 feet.
* Flood stage is 25.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Kiamichi river near Antlers will continue rising to
near 36.6 feet this evening. The river will fall below flood stage
late Monday evening.
* Impact... at 37.0 feet, numerous structures become flooded along the
West Bank of Kiamichi river near Moyers. This will exceed the
flooding which occurred on April 8, 2002 when the river crested at
36.13 feet. The city of Antlers may see backwater flooding that
could close Ethel Road near Beaver Creek. This is an extremely
dangerous and life threatening situation.


Lat... Lon 3441 9569 3424 9569 3419 9558 3417 9543 3442 9550




Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 5:07 AM 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 thunderstorms will we widespread across all of
eastern Oklahoma and west central and northwest Arkansas today.
The heavy rain will continue begin to taper off tonight.

* Additional rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches will be common
through tonight. Local amounts during the day into the evening
hours could reach 5 or 6 inches.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Life threatening flooding can develop rapidly with these rainfall
amounts... especially near area rivers and lakes. 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.