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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
501 AM CDT SAT MAY 30 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-311015-
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
501 AM CDT SAT MAY 30 2015

...SIGNIFICANT AREAL FLOODING TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS
MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...FAR SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...THIS AFTERNOON.

FLASH FLOOD.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS.
ONSET...THIS AFTERNOON.

POOR VISIBILITY.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...ONGOING.

DISCUSSION...

THERE IS A CHANCE FOR AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF A COLD
FRONT...MAINLY OVER SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA OVER INTO WEST CENTRAL
ARKANSAS. THERE IS A VERY LIMITED RISK OF A MARGINALLY SEVERE
HAIL/WIND STORM...AS WELL AS A LIMITED FLASH FLOOD RISK WITH ANY
SLOW MOVING STORM.

AREAL FLOODING NEAR MAIN STEM RIVERS AND AREA LAKES WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK.

AREAS OF DENSE FOG AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT ACROSS EASTERN OKLAHOMA
WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES DOWN TO A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES THIS MORNING.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
LOCAL SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...

A MUCH QUIETER UPPER LEVEL PATTERN IS FORECAST TO SET UP OVER THE
SOUTHERN PLAINS AS WE HEAD INTO JUNE...GIVING THE REGION A MUCH
NEEDED BREAK FROM THE FLOODING RAINS IN THE MONTH OF MAY.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING STATEMENT...
PLEASE NOTE THAT AREAL FLOODING WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO NEXT
WEEK...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE AREA LAKES AND ARE NEAR OR OVER FULL
CAPACITY...AND RIVERS THAT HAVE BEEN IN A PROLONGED PERIOD OF AT
LEAST MODERATE FLOODING.

WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

$$

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Flood Warning

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
550 AM CDT SAT MAY 30 2015

ARC007-015-033-047-087-131-143-OKC001-021-023-035-041-061-077-079-
091-097-101-105-107-111-115-121-127-131-135-143-145-311400-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FA.W.0028.000000T0000Z-150531T1400Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CRAWFORD AR-FRANKLIN AR-MADISON AR-SEBASTIAN AR-
WASHINGTON AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-DELAWARE OK-HASKELL OK-
LE FLORE OK-MCINTOSH OK-MAYES OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-OKFUSKEE OK-
OKMULGEE OK-OTTAWA OK-PITTSBURG OK-PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-
SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-LATIMER OK-ADAIR OK-
550 AM CDT SAT MAY 30 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
  ADAIR COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  BENTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...
  CARROLL COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...
  CHEROKEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
  CHOCTAW COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  CRAIG COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  CRAWFORD COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...
  DELAWARE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  EASTERN OKFUSKEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
  EASTERN TULSA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS...
  HASKELL COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  LATIMER COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  LE FLORE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  MADISON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...
  MAYES COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  MCINTOSH COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  MUSKOGEE COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
  NOWATA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  OKMULGEE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  OTTAWA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  PITTSBURG COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  PUSHMATAHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  ROGERS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  SEBASTIAN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS...
  SEQUOYAH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
  WAGONER COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
  WASHINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 900 AM CDT SUNDAY

* AT 547 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THAT THE RAINFALL HAD ENDED ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.

THE HEAVY RAINFALL FROM THE PAST WEEK HAS CAUSED AREA LAKES...SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND LOW LYING AREAS AS WELL
AS THE MAJOR RIVERS TO FLOOD. THIS FLOODING WILL LIKELY CONTINUE
INTO NEXT WEEK. AREA LAKES ARE NEAR OR OVER FULL CAPACITY. HIGH
RELEASES ARE REQUIRED AND THIS MAY FLOOD THE DOWNSTREAM RIVER.
ALSO...TRIBUTARIES THAT FEED INTO THESE RESERVOIRS WILL ALSO BACK UP
AND FLOOD UNTIL LAKE LEVELS GET UNDER CONTROL. ROADS NEAR THESE
LAKES MAY BE UNDER WATER DUE TO FLOODING FROM THESE
LAKES...ESPECIALLY EUFAULA...WISTER...SARDIS AND HUGO.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING TO OCCUR.
  SOME LOCATIONS THAT COULD EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...ANTLERS...
  BENTONVILLE...BERRYVILLE...BROKEN ARROW...CEDARVILLE...
  CHARLESTON...CLAREMORE...CLAYTON...EUFAULA...EUREKA SPRINGS...
  FAYETTEVILLE...FORT SMITH...HUGO...HUNTSVILLE...JAY...MCALESTER...
  MIAMI...MOUNTAINBURG...MUSKOGEE...NATURAL DAM...NOWATA...OKEMAH...
  OKMULGEE...OZARK...POTEAU...PRYOR...ROGERS...SALLISAW...SILOAM
  SPRINGS AND SPRINGDALE.

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.

LOW WATER CROSSINGS IN HILLY TERRAIN ARE ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS IN
HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND
ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER
TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 3394 9594 3459 9568 3471 9610 3528 9599
      3529 9641 3644 9580 3700 9579 3701 9462
      3651 9461 3649 9329 3612 9329 3612 9347
      3577 9351 3576 9369 3538 9370 3492 9444
      3450 9447 3450 9504 3394 9515 3386 9539

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