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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
928 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK...THE FLOOD
WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN ARKANSAS...

  OUACHITA RIVER AT CAMDEN AFFECTING CALHOUN AND OUACHITA COUNTIES

  OUACHITA RIVER AT THATCHER LOCK AND DAM NEAR CALION AFFECTING
  CALHOUN...UNION AND BRADLEY COUNTIES


RIVER FORECASTS ARE BASED ON CURRENT CONDITIONS AND RAINFALL
FORECASTED TO OCCUR OVER THE NEXT 12 HOURS. DURING PERIODS OF
FLOODING...EVENING FORECASTS ARE REISSUED WITH UPDATED RAINFALL
FORECASTS.

OBSERVED AND FORECASTED STAGE DATA PLOTS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE WEB PAGE AT...
WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/LZK
UNDER THE CURRENT CONDITIONS SECTION...SELECT RIVER AND LAKES AHPS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN
DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS.

EVERYONE WITH PROPERTY OR OTHER INTEREST ALONG STREAMS AND RIVERS
SHOULD REMAIN ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER FORECAST. SHOULD CONDITIONS
CHANGE...LOOK FOR RIVER FORECAST OR FLOOD WARNINGS FOR USE IN MAKING
INFORMED DECISIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.


&&

ARC011-013-139-171728-
/O.CON.KLZK.FL.W.0021.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/CALA4.1.ER.140416T1318Z.140422T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
928 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE OUACHITA RIVER AT THATCHER LOCK AND DAM NEAR CALION.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  6:45 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 79.8 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 79.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 83.0 FEET BY
  MONDAY EVENING.
* IMPACTS AT 80.0 FEET...LEVEE GATES SHOULD BE CLOSED TO PREVENT THE
  RIVER FROM BACKING INTO CALION LAKE. ACCESS TO OIL AND GAS RIGS AND
  TO TIMBER IS FLOODED. THERE IS WIDE COVERAGE OF FLOODING IN THE
  RIVER BOTTOMS.
* IMPACTS AT 83.0 FEET...ACCESS TO OIL AND GAS RIGS AND TO TIMBER IS
  FLOODED. CALHOUN COUNTY ROAD 131 IS COMPLETELY UNDER WATER LEADING TO
  OLD LOCK 8 RIVER ACCESS.


&&


             FLD  OBSERVED                  FORECAST 7AM
LOCATION     STG  STG  DAY TIME    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON

OUACHITA RIVER
  THATCHER L  79  79.8 WED 07 PM   80.6   81.5   82.2   82.5   82.8


&&


LAT...LON 3311 9223 3323 9236 3329 9261 3338 9247
      3333 9226 3322 9212



$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
928 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK...THE FLOOD
WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN ARKANSAS...

  OUACHITA RIVER AT CAMDEN AFFECTING CALHOUN AND OUACHITA COUNTIES

  OUACHITA RIVER AT THATCHER LOCK AND DAM NEAR CALION AFFECTING
  CALHOUN...UNION AND BRADLEY COUNTIES


RIVER FORECASTS ARE BASED ON CURRENT CONDITIONS AND RAINFALL
FORECASTED TO OCCUR OVER THE NEXT 12 HOURS. DURING PERIODS OF
FLOODING...EVENING FORECASTS ARE REISSUED WITH UPDATED RAINFALL
FORECASTS.

OBSERVED AND FORECASTED STAGE DATA PLOTS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR
ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE WEB PAGE AT...
WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/LZK
UNDER THE CURRENT CONDITIONS SECTION...SELECT RIVER AND LAKES AHPS.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN
DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS.

EVERYONE WITH PROPERTY OR OTHER INTEREST ALONG STREAMS AND RIVERS
SHOULD REMAIN ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER FORECAST. SHOULD CONDITIONS
CHANGE...LOOK FOR RIVER FORECAST OR FLOOD WARNINGS FOR USE IN MAKING
INFORMED DECISIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.


&&

ARC013-103-171728-
/O.EXT.KLZK.FL.W.0019.000000T0000Z-140422T1800Z/
/CAMA4.1.ER.000000T0000Z.140419T0600Z.140421T1200Z.NO/
928 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE OUACHITA RIVER AT CAMDEN.
* UNTIL TUESDAY AFTERNOON...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  8:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 27.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 26.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 30.0 FEET BY
  EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE
  MONDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS AT 30.0 FEET...STATE HIGHWAY 7 NORTH OF CAMDEN FLOODS...WITH
  DETOURS NEARBY. PORTIONS OF SANDY BEACH PARK WILL FLOOD. SOME COUNTY
  ROADS NORTH AND EAST OF CAMDEN BEGIN TO FLOOD.



&&


             FLD  OBSERVED                  FORECAST 7AM
LOCATION     STG  STG  DAY TIME    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON

OUACHITA RIVER
  CAMDEN      26  27.0 WED 08 PM   27.9   29.4   30.0   28.8   26.0


&&


LAT...LON 3329 9261 3344 9280 3363 9289 3367 9275
      3350 9264 3338 9247



$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1020 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

ARZ003>007-012>016-021>025-030>034-037>047-052>057-062>069-171100-
ARKANSAS-BAXTER-BOONE-BRADLEY-CALHOUN-CLARK-CLEBURNE-CLEVELAND-
CONWAY-DALLAS-DESHA-DREW-FAULKNER-FULTON-GARLAND-GRANT-HOT SPRING-
INDEPENDENCE-IZARD-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-LINCOLN-LOGAN-LONOKE-
MARION-MONROE-MONTGOMERY-NEWTON-OUACHITA-PERRY-PIKE-POLK-POPE-
PRAIRIE-PULASKI-SALINE-SCOTT-SEARCY-SHARP-STONE-VAN BUREN-WHITE-
WOODRUFF-YELL-
1020 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR A LARGE PART OF ARKANSAS.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT STORM SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE FROM THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS SUNDAY AND MONDAY. AT THIS TIME...GOOD CHANCES FOR SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE IN THE FORECAST. HOWEVER...THE SETUP IS NOT
IDEAL FOR SEVERE STORMS...AND LITTLE IN THE WAY OF SEVERE WEATHER
IS ANTICIPATED.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

&&

VISIT NWS LITTLE ROCK ON THE WEB. GO TO HTTP://WEATHER.GOV AND
CLICK ON CENTRAL ARKANSAS.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
920 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-171430-
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-
920 PM CDT WED APR 16 2014


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

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

DISCUSSION...
CLOUD COVER IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE FROM WEST TO EAST OVERNIGHT AS
A COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF A RAIN
SHOWER COULD BE POSSIBLE WEST OF HIGHWAY 75 LATE TONIGHT...
OTHERWISE NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION NOT EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...NO HAZARDS.
SATURDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...VERY HIGH FIRE WEATHER
           POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
SUNDAY AND MONDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.
TUESDAY...NO HAZARDS.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WITH AN ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL PUSH
THROUGH THE REGION THURSDAY...INCREASING RAIN CHANCES FOR EASTERN
OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS. A SECOND LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS
FORECAST TO MOVE INTO THE PLAINS DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE
WEEKEND WITH THUNDERSTORM CHANCES BECOMING POSSIBLE LATE SATURDAY
AND SUNDAY. AHEAD OF THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM...GUSTY SOUTHERLY
WINDS WILL RAISE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS ACROSS PARTS OF THE REGION.
THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE INTO THE START OF THE
NEXT WORK WEEK BEFORE THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM EXITS. BEHIND THE
EXITING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM...HIGH PRESSURE AND WARMING
TEMPERATURES LOOK TO SET UP OVER EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS FOR THE MIDDLE PART OF NEXT WEEK.

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

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
1145 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-171645-
SEVIER-HOWARD-LITTLE RIVER-HEMPSTEAD-NEVADA-MILLER-LAFAYETTE-
COLUMBIA-UNION AR-CADDO-BOSSIER-WEBSTER-CLAIBORNE-LINCOLN-
UNION LA-DE SOTO-RED RIVER-BIENVILLE-JACKSON-OUACHITA-SABINE LA-
NATCHITOCHES-WINN-GRANT-CALDWELL-LA SALLE-MCCURTAIN-BOWIE-
FRANKLIN-TITUS-CAMP-MORRIS-CASS-WOOD-UPSHUR-MARION-SMITH-GREGG-
HARRISON-CHEROKEE-RUSK-PANOLA-NACOGDOCHES-SHELBY-ANGELINA-
SAN AUGUSTINE-SABINE TX-
1145 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS...SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...EAST TEXAS AND
NORTHEAST TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE THURSDAY AND EARLY FRIDAY AS A
WEAK COLD FRONT AND UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVE ACROSS THE REGION.
MORE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM LATE SATURDAY THROUGH
MONDAY. NO ORGANIZED HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

ACTIVATION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL...AMATEUR RADIO
OPERATORS...AND STORM SPOTTERS WILL NOT BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON
OR TONIGHT.

$$

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