Newport, AR

3:08 PM CDT on April 29, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Newport | | Change Station

Elev 240 ft 35.64 °N, 91.18 °W | Updated 12 minutes ago

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
86 °F
Feels Like 92 °F
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Wind Variable Wind from South
Gusts 33 mph

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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.76 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 4100 ft
Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Heat Index 92 °F
Dew Point 72 °F
Humidity 63%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:15 AM 7:50 PM
Waxing Crescent, 16% visible
METAR KM19 291956Z AUTO 17023G29KT 10SM SCT041 BKN060 30/22 A2975 RMK AO2 SLP076 T03000222
Pressure 29.76 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 4100 ft
Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Heat Index 92 °F
Dew Point 72 °F
Humidity 63%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:15 AM 7:50 PM
Waxing Crescent, 16% visible
METAR KM19 291956Z AUTO 17023G29KT 10SM SCT041 BKN060 30/22 A2975 RMK AO2 SLP076 T03000222

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Flood Warning
Issued: 11:45 AM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Black River at Black Rock.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 11:00 am Saturday the stage was 22.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast... due to the forecasted rain, the river is expected to
rise to near 27.0 feet by Monday morning.
* 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.





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

Black River
Black Rock 14 22.9 Sat 11 am 23.1 27.0 26.6 26.1 25.8




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




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1139 am CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Newport.
* From Sunday afternoon until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 11:00 am Saturday the stage was 24.3 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... due to the forecasted rainfall the river is expected to
rise above flood stage by Sunday afternoon and
continue to rise to near 32.0 feet by Tuesday evening.
* 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 sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

Lower White River
Newport 26 24.3 Sat 11 am 24.4 29.8 31.6 31.9 31.1




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






Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 12:29 PM 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.

* Through Sunday evening

* heavy rain has fallen over much of the northwest and north
central portions of Arkansas in the last 24 hours, with one to
three inch amounts common. Widespread showers and thunderstorms
are expected through Sunday. The storms are expected to form and
move over the same areas. This, combined with a high amount of
moisture in the atmosphere, will create a situation in which
flash flooding and river flooding will become likely.

Heavy rainfall is likely through Sunday, with additional
amounts of two to five inches expected over much of the northern
half of the state. It is possible that total rainfall amounts in
excess of six inches could occur in localized areas, and this
would primarily be in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains.

Though not much rain has fallen over central and southern
Arkansas, storms tonight are expected to be efficient rainfall
producers, and heavy rainfall is expected in those locations as well.

* 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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