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Flood Warning
Issued: 7:11 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until Monday evening...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Illinois River near Tahlequah.
* From Saturday evening to Monday evening, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 6:30 PM Friday, the stage was 8.32 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Illinois River near Tahlequah is expected to rise
above flood stage late Saturday evening and continue to rise to
near 13.5 feet by early Sunday afternoon. The river is expected to
fall below flood stage early Monday afternoon.
* Impact... at 14.0 feet, moderate flooding occurs from Hanging Rock
downstream towards Tahlequah. Access roads east of the Combs bridge
near Eagles Bluff will be impassable. Extreme turbulence makes the
river too hazardous for floating.


Lat... Lon 3612 9487 3606 9481 3576 9487 3576 9496 3603 9496




711 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Illinois River at Chewey.
* From late Saturday night to Sunday evening, or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 6:15 PM Friday, the stage was 6.84 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Illinois River at Chewey is expected to rise above
flood stage Sunday before dawn and continue to rise to near 13.1
feet by Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall below flood
stage early Sunday afternoon.
* Impact... at 13.0 feet, minor flooding occurs from near fidler's Bend
to near Hanging Rock. Water begins to affect access to Winset
Hollow. Road access near the river to residential homes southeast
of Chewey bridge may be compromised. Water impacts 630 Road east of
the Cherokee/Adair County line. Extreme turbulence makes the river
unsafe for floating.


Lat... Lon 3619 9472 3611 9471 3606 9481 3612 9487




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:20 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday afternoon...

The 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... Choctaw... Delaware... Haskell...
Latimer... Le Flore... McIntosh... Muskogee... Ottawa...
Pittsburg... Pushmataha and Sequoyah.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be common across the
watch area, with locally higher amounts possible.

* This will likely lead to flooding of some low lying areas.
Additional rainfall on top of recent rains will increase the
potential for flash flooding and also some river flooding
concerns.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Drainage ditches, creeks, low water crossings
and other low lying areas are prone to rises and may flood. Most
flood related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the
leading cause of weather related deaths.



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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 3:20 PM CST Feb. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday afternoon...

The 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... Choctaw... Delaware... Haskell...
Latimer... Le Flore... McIntosh... Muskogee... Ottawa...
Pittsburg... Pushmataha and Sequoyah.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be common across the
watch area, with locally higher amounts possible.

* This will likely lead to flooding of some low lying areas.
Additional rainfall on top of recent rains will increase the
potential for flash flooding and also some river flooding
concerns.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Drainage ditches, creeks, low water crossings
and other low lying areas are prone to rises and may flood. Most
flood related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the
leading cause of weather related deaths.



Lacy


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