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Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 2:11 AM CST on February 23, 2018

Expires 9:15 AM EST on February 23, 2018


The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southern Stone County in north central Arkansas...
Independence County in north central Arkansas...
northern Woodruff County in eastern Arkansas...
southeastern Izard County in north central Arkansas...
Jackson County in eastern Arkansas...
Van Buren County in north central Arkansas...
Cleburne County in north central Arkansas...
northwestern Lonoke County in central Arkansas...
northeastern Conway County in central Arkansas...
White County in central Arkansas...
Sharp County in north central Arkansas...
northeastern Pulaski County in central Arkansas...

* until 815 am CST Friday

* at 208 am CST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
thunderstorms with heavy rain over the area. The rain has already
led to numerous Road closures and creeks/rivers overflowing their
banks. Travel may be dangerous in these areas, especially during
the nighttime hours when flooded roadways may be more difficult to
observe. Additional rainfall of one to three inches over the next
several hours will only worsen conditions in these areas.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
North Little Rock... Jacksonville...
Cabot... Searcy...
Batesville... Newport...
Heber Springs... Cherokee Village...
Mountain View... Clinton...
Fairfield Bay... Augusta...
Melbourne... Ash Flat...
Little Rock AFB... Beebe...
Ward... Bald Knob...
Austin in Lonoke County... Judsonia...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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


Lat... Lon 3642 9131 3624 9126 3623 9135 3589 9136
      3588 9103 3536 9104 3509 9149 3509 9158
      3503 9159 3506 9169 3504 9180 3492 9180
      3492 9176 3469 9213 3536 9211 3545 9284
      3625 9162 3625 9156 3629 9156 3643 9135


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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:20 AM CST on February 23, 2018

Expires 1:00 AM EST on February 25, 2018


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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, north central Arkansas, and
western Arkansas, including the following areas, in central
Arkansas, Conway, Pope, and Yell. In north central Arkansas,
Baxter, Boone, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp,
stone, and Van Buren. In western Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, and
Scott.

* Through Saturday evening

* heavy to excessive rain fell across Arkansas the last three
days, with 3 to 6 inch amounts common and locally over eight
inches. Rain and isolated thunderstorms were ongoing this
morning from Texarkana to Little Rock and Jonesboro.
Precipitation will shift into mainly the northwest half of the
state tonight. Another round of thunderstorms will hit the
region on Saturday. The forecast calls from an additional 1 to 3
inches of rain, with locally over 4 inches across the north and
west.

* Given the recent heavy rainfall, the ground has become saturated
in much of the region. The runoff potential has increased,
making flash flooding and river flooding more likely. There have
already been numerous high water reports, including flooding of
roads and Road closures. If expected rainfall amounts are
realized, this could become a dangerous situation, with water
possibly getting into homes and businesses in places.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:20 AM CST on February 23, 2018

Expires 1:00 AM EST on February 25, 2018


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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, north central Arkansas, and
western Arkansas, including the following areas, in central
Arkansas, Conway, Pope, and Yell. In north central Arkansas,
Baxter, Boone, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, sharp,
stone, and Van Buren. In western Arkansas, Johnson, Logan, and
Scott.

* Through Saturday evening

* heavy to excessive rain fell across Arkansas the last three
days, with 3 to 6 inch amounts common and locally over eight
inches. Rain and isolated thunderstorms were ongoing this
morning from Texarkana to Little Rock and Jonesboro.
Precipitation will shift into mainly the northwest half of the
state tonight. Another round of thunderstorms will hit the
region on Saturday. The forecast calls from an additional 1 to 3
inches of rain, with locally over 4 inches across the north and
west.

* Given the recent heavy rainfall, the ground has become saturated
in much of the region. The runoff potential has increased,
making flash flooding and river flooding more likely. There have
already been numerous high water reports, including flooding of
roads and Road closures. If expected rainfall amounts are
realized, this could become a dangerous situation, with water
possibly getting into homes and businesses in places.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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Virginia -
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West Virginia - Areal Flood Watch , Flood Watch, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch
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