Fort Smith, AR

12:57 AM CDT on April 30, 2017 (GMT -0500)
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Active Advisory: Flash Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Flash Flood Watch

Elev -9999 ft 0.00 °N, 0.00 °E | Updated

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Pressure 29.59 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 2600 ft
Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Overcast 7500 ft
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6:26 AM 8:02 PM
Waxing Crescent, 19% visible
METAR KFSM 300553Z AUTO 19004KT 10SM SCT026 BKN060 OVC075 21/18 A2960 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E-SW RAE46 SLP018 P0003 60026 T02060178 10244 20206 402830200 55001
Pressure 29.59 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 2600 ft
Mostly Cloudy 6000 ft
Overcast 7500 ft
Dew Point Not available.
Humidity Not available.
Rainfall --
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6:26 AM 8:02 PM
Waxing Crescent, 19% visible
METAR KFSM 300553Z AUTO 19004KT 10SM SCT026 BKN060 OVC075 21/18 A2960 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT E-SW RAE46 SLP018 P0003 60026 T02060178 10244 20206 402830200 55001

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Watches & Warnings

Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 11:29 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Benton County in northwestern Arkansas...
Madison County in northwestern Arkansas...
Franklin County in west central Arkansas...
Sebastian County in west central Arkansas...
Crawford County in northwestern Arkansas...
Carroll County in northwestern Arkansas...
Washington County in northwestern Arkansas...

* until 415 am CDT

* at 1120 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated numerous showers and
isolated thunderstorms continuing to develop across far eastern
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. Widespread heavy rains have
already occurred over much of the warned area and an additional
one half to one inch of rain is possible during the early morning
hours on Sunday. Flash flooding is already occurring and will
worsen with the additional rainfall.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Fort Smith... Fayetteville...
Springdale... Rogers...
Bentonville... Van Buren...
Siloam Springs... Berryville...
Ozark... Charleston...
Huntsville... Eureka Springs...
Cedarville... Mountainburg...
Natural Dam... Bella Vista...
Greenwood... Lowell...
Farmington... Alma...

Additional rainfall amounts of one half to one inch are possible in
the warned area.

This includes the following highways,
Interstate 40 in Arkansas between mile markers 0 and 42.
Interstate 540 between mile markers 1 and 14.
Interstate 49 between mile markers 22 and 84, and between mile
markers 86 and 93.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.


Lat... Lon 3612 9348 3597 9345 3576 9352 3577 9370
      3538 9371 3542 9380 3531 9381 3532 9392
      3523 9392 3523 9403 3514 9403 3514 9414
      3506 9425 3497 9424 3493 9443 3540 9443
      3650 9462 3650 9330 3612 9330



1016 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Van Buren.
* Until Monday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10:00 PM Saturday, the stage was 20.30 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 Sunday morning and continue to rise to near
24.8 feet by early Sunday afternoon. The river is expected to fall
below flood stage late Monday morning.
* 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: 11:42 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 am CDT Sunday...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma... including the following
counties... in Arkansas... Benton... Carroll... Crawford...
Franklin... Madison... Sebastian and Washington AR. In
Oklahoma... Adair... Cherokee... Craig... Delaware... Le Flore...
Mayes... Ottawa and Sequoyah.

* Until 7 am CDT Sunday

* numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms are ongoing and will
produce additional locally heavy rainfall amounts across areas
that have already received excessive rains. The rains will
continue to taper off during the early morning hours on Sunday.

* 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.