Newport, AR (72112)

7:15 AM CDT on April 29, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Newport | | Change Station

Elev 240 ft 35.64 °N, 91.18 °W | Updated 19 minutes ago

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Pressure 29.79 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 2500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3400 ft
Dew Point 70 °F
Humidity 87%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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6:15 AM 7:50 PM
Waxing Crescent, 13% visible
METAR KM19 291156Z AUTO 10SM BKN025 BKN034 23/21 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP088 6//// 7//// T02330211 10250 20233 53009
Pressure 29.79 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 2500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3400 ft
Dew Point 70 °F
Humidity 87%
Rainfall 0.00 in
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6:15 AM 7:50 PM
Waxing Crescent, 13% visible
METAR KM19 291156Z AUTO 10SM BKN025 BKN034 23/21 A2979 RMK AO2 SLP088 6//// 7//// T02330211 10250 20233 53009

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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 9:34 PM CDT Apr. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Cache River near Patterson.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 9:00 PM Friday the stage was 9.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 11.0 feet by
early Wednesday morning. This forecast is based off of heavy
rainfall forecasted this weekend. Please monitor latest forecasts
for any updates.
* Impacts at 10.0 feet... pastureland and cropland not protected
by levees in Jackson and Woodruff counties affected. Water is deep
along the shoulders of State Highway 18 near Grubbs. Water over
portions of Woodruff County Road 775 north of State Highway 260.
* Impacts at 10.5 feet... water deep over Woodruff County Road 775
north of Hwy 260, and intersection of Hwy 37 and Hwy 18 east of
Grubbs. Water is encroaching on yards of homes on Pine street in
Patterson. Many acres of cropland, pastures, and Timber flooded in
Jackson and Woodruff counties.
* Impacts at 11.0 feet... water near homes on Pine street in Patterson.
Water deep over Woodruff County Road 775. Water around camps along
state highways 14 and 18 in Jackson County. Many acres of cropland,
pastures, and Timberland flooded in Craighead, Jackson, and
Woodruff counties.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon Tue Wed

Cache River
Patterson 9 9.5 Fri 09 PM 9.6 10.0 10.5 10.8 11.0




Lat... Lon 3510 9133 3522 9128 3539 9123 3538 9113
3521 9117 3508 9122




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934 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Newport.
* From Saturday afternoon until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 9:00 PM Friday the stage was 24.0 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Saturday morning and continue
to rise to near 32.0 feet by Tuesday morning. This forecast is based
off of heavy rainfall forecasted upstream this weekend. Please monitor
latest forecasts for any updates.
* Impacts at 26.0 feet... many thousands of acres of cropland are
inundated. Water is near State Highway 14. Many private levees are overtopped
allowing the river to flood cropland. Water in portions of Jacksonport State
Park that are on river side of levee.
* Impacts at 27.0 feet... State Highway 14 between Newport and Oil Trough
and State Highway 122 to Newark affected. Possible structural flooding
along State Highway 14 in Independence County. Bateman levee patrolling begins.
* Impacts at 28.0 feet... Bateman levee may be threatened with overtopping.
State Highway 14 east of Newport at Village Creek could be flooded by
backwater. State Highway 14 west of Newport is flooded. State Highway 69
in Independence County may be flooded. Flooding up Village Creek extends
to eastern portions of Newport. Extensive flooding of cropland in Jackson
and Independence County along the white and the lower Black River. River
crested slightly above 28 feet in December 2001 and March 2002.
* Impacts at 30.0 feet... serious flood problems in Jackson and Independence
counties. Flooding extends across entire White River Valley downstream of
Newport. State highways 14, 37, 69, and 384 in the vicinity of Newport may
all be affected by flooding. Village Creek may be backing into portions of
Newport.
* Impacts at 31.0 feet... patrolling of Newport, Jacksonport, and
Village Creek levees begins. Homes and businesses inside levee at
Newport flooded. State highways 14, 37, 69, 367, and 384 may all be
impacted by flooding with the lower lying highways closed.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon Tue Wed

Lower White River
Newport 26 24.0 Fri 09 PM 24.9 27.1 30.1 32.0 31.4




Lat... Lon 3537 9150 3550 9141 3570 9140 3564 9128
3548 9127 3534 9136






909 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Black River at Black Rock.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 8:00 PM Friday the stage was 23.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 27.0 feet by
Monday morning. This forecast is based off of heavy rainfall
forecasted this weekend. Please monitor latest forecasts for any
updates.
* Impacts at 24.0 feet... thousands of acres of cropland and pastures
flooded. State Highway 37 in Independence County east of Cord may
be flooded. Water rises into low lying streets in Powhatan. Ball Park
and boat ramp area in Black Rock floods.
* Impacts at 25.0 feet... State Highway 37 will probably flood on west
side of Black River. State Highway 25 south of Black Rock and State
Highway 69 near Jacksonport may be partially flooded. Water will be
in portions of Powhatan State Park. Extensive cropland flooding,
flooding classified as moderate.
* Impacts at 28.0 feet... major flooding occurring at or above 28 feet.
Portions of Black Rock and Powhatan courthouse State Park floods.
Jacksonport State Park Riverside of levee floods. State highways
25, 37, and 69 will flood. 40 thousand acres of cropland flooded in
Lawrence, Jackson, and Independence counties. Flood crests at Black
Rock, 28.6 feet in April 2008, 29.7 feet in March 2008, and 30.45
feet in April 2011.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am
location stg stg day time Sat sun Mon Tue Wed

Black River
Black Rock 14 23.1 Fri 08 PM 22.8 25.0 27.0 26.5 26.2




Lat... Lon 3570 9140 3591 9125 3612 9115 3610 9101
3588 9110 3564 9128






Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:58 AM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, eastern Arkansas, north central
Arkansas, southeast Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, and western
Arkansas, including the following areas, in central Arkansas,
Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, Pope,
prairie, Pulaski, Saline, white, and Yell. In eastern
Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and Woodruff. In north central
Arkansas, Baxter, Boone, Cleburne, Fulton, Independence,
Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp, stone, and Van Buren. In
southeast Arkansas, Arkansas and Jefferson. In southwest
Arkansas, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, and Pike. In western
Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, Montgomery, Polk, and Scott.

* Today through Sunday evening

* much of the northern half of Arkansas has received 1 to 3 inches
of rain Friday night to Saturday morning, and is forecast to
receive anywhere from 2 to 5 inches, with isolated higher
amounts, from Saturday morning and lasting through Sunday
evening. Elsewhere in central parts of the state, 2 to 4 inches
of rain will be possible. Locally heavier amounts will be seen,
and a few spots, especially in north central to northwest
Arkansas, may see rainfall amounts in excess of 4 to 6 inches.
These rainfall amounts will likely create river flooding and
flash flooding across the area.

* Evacuations of flood and flash flood prone areas may be
needed, and those interests along Arkansas rivers will need to
monitor this developing hazardous weather situation.

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. Persons living in low lying areas along main-Stem rivers
should monitor the latest forecast and be ready to evacuate to
higher ground.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road
to unknown depths. Take a different Route to reach your
destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember, most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading
cause of weather related deaths.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.


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Lake Wind Advisory
Issued: 4:14 AM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Lake Wind Advisory now in effect from 9 am this morning to
9 PM CDT Sunday...

* event... gusty south winds.

* Areas affected... much of the eastern half of Arkansas.

* Timing... advisory winds will likely begin within a few hours
after sunrise Saturday morning.

* Winds... sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30
mph possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes and rivers. Small boats will be especially prone to
capsizing.


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