Fort Smith, AR

4:57 AM CDT on April 30, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Riley Farms | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Flash Flood Watch

Elev 584 ft 35.28 °N, 94.37 °W | Updated 35 seconds ago

Overcast
Overcast
55.8 °F
Feels Like 55.8 °F
N
0.0
Wind Variable Wind from SW
Gusts 4.0 mph

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.64 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Overcast 700 ft
Dew Point 54 °F
Humidity 95%
Rainfall 0.27 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:26 AM 8:02 PM
Waxing Crescent, 21% visible
METAR KFSM 300953Z AUTO 25010KT 10SM OVC007 14/12 A2965 RMK AO2 RAE09 SLP036 P0000 T01440122
Pressure 29.64 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Overcast 700 ft
Dew Point 54 °F
Humidity 95%
Rainfall 0.27 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:26 AM 8:02 PM
Waxing Crescent, 21% visible
METAR KFSM 300953Z AUTO 25010KT 10SM OVC007 14/12 A2965 RMK AO2 RAE09 SLP036 P0000 T01440122

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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 3:08 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until Monday evening...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Van Buren.
* Until Monday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 2:00 am Sunday, the stage was 21.13 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Arkansas River at Van Buren is expected to rise
above flood stage early this morning and continue to rise to near
25.1 feet by this evening. The river is expected to fall below
flood stage early Monday afternoon.
* Impact... at 25.0 feet, extensive agricultural lowland flooding
occurs along the shoreline from Van Buren downstream to Lavaca.
Some rural roads near Lavaca are impassable. Much of Kelley Park
northwest of downtown Fort Smith is flooded.


Lat... Lon 3549 9439 3539 9422 3531 9422 3531 9454 3540 9454




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:16 AM CDT Apr. 30, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 am CDT this
morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northwest Arkansas and west central Arkansas...
including the following counties... in northwest Arkansas...
Benton... Carroll... Crawford... Madison and Washington AR. In
west central Arkansas... Franklin and Sebastian.

* Until 7 am CDT this morning

* scattered showers and thunderstorms will persist across western
Arkansas early this morning and may produce locally heavy
rainfall across areas that have received excessive rainfall.
Most of the significant precipitation will shift east of the
area after 7 am.

* Numerous roads and many low water crossings remain flooded.
Additionally, many rivers are in flood stage including major
flooding along the Illinois River. Beaver Lake Dam in
northwest Arkansas has also begun to release water which will
impact areas downstream.

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 rapidly rising water or flooding is
possible within the watch area.