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Flash Flood and Hazardous Weather Warnings issues for area

May 8, 2014

The National Weather Service out of Tulsa has issues Hazardous Weather Outlook for much of Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.

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

A FEW SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

TORNADO.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...MAINLY NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA.
ONSET...THIS EVENING.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

FLASH FLOOD.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

HEAVY RAIN.
RISK...ELEVATED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

SIGNIFICANT WINDS.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

DISCUSSION...
A LARGE BAND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH
ACROSS FAR EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN ARKANSAS INTO THE AFTERNOON
HOURS. WIDESPREAD CLOUD COVER HAS LIMITED INSTABILITY...ALTHOUGH
FAVORABLE WINDS ALOFT MAY SUPPORT A FEW SEVERE STORMS THE REMAINDER
OF THE AFTERNOON. STRONG WINDS WILL BE THE PRIMARY SEVERE WEATHER
THREAT...ALONG WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL.

ADDITIONAL STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP ALONG
THE COLD FRONT IN KANSAS AND DRYLINE ACROSS NORTHERN OKLAHOMA LATE
THIS AFTERNOON. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD IMPACT PARTS OF NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA THIS EVENING AND INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. ALL MODES OF
SEVERE WEATHER...INCLUDING ISOLATED TORNADOES...WILL BE POSSIBLE
WITH THIS ROUND OF STORMS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE
AS WELL...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE KANSAS BORDER.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
ACTIVATION OF THE REGIONAL SPOTTER NETWORK LIKELY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...VERY HIGH FIRE
WEATHER POTENTIAL...HIGH WIND POTENTIAL.
MONDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL...VERY HIGH FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL.
TUESDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.
WEDNESDAY...VERY HIGH FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS FRIDAY WITH A CONTINUED THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER. FORECAST
UNCERTAINTY INCREASES CONSIDERABLY BY THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK...WITH LOW CHANCES FOR STORMS WITH A FRONTAL BOUNDARY IN THE
NEIGHBORHOOD. THE BEST CHANCES LOOK TO BE IN THE SUNDAY NIGHT TO
MONDAY NIGHT TIMEFRAME...WITH SEVERE WEATHER AND HEAVY RAINFALL
POSSIBLE.

Flood Advisory

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
232 PM CDT THU MAY 8 2014

AR-FRANKLIN AR-SEBASTIAN AR-LE FLORE OK-PUSHMATAHA OK-
SEQUOYAH OK-

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
EASTERN SEQUOYAH COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...
CRAWFORD COUNTY IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...
LE FLORE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
NORTHEASTERN PUSHMATAHA COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
FRANKLIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS...
SEBASTIAN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 400 PM CDT

* AT 226 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WITH VERY HEAVY RAIN ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS. THESE STORMS WILL ARE PRODUCING RAINFALL RATES OF AROUND ONE
INCH PER HOUR.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. VEHICLES CAUGHT IN RISING WATER SHOULD BE ABANDONED QUICKLY.
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

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