Ottawa Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 8:25 AM CDT on May 29, 2015

... Flood Warning extended until late Tuesday night...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Neosho river near Commerce.
* Until late Tuesday night, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:30 am Friday, the stage was 20.08 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Neosho river near Commerce will fall to 18.5 feet
Saturday afternoon and then rise again to near 20.0 feet Sunday
evening. The river is expected to fall below flood stage by
late Tuesday evening.
* Impact... at 20.0 feet, moderate agricultural flooding occurs.
Riverview Park experiences moderate flooding. State Highway 125
near the Fairgrounds will be closed.


Lat... Lon 3700 9510 3681 9488 3689 9478 3700 9491





913 PM CDT Thu may 28 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 Okmulgee County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Rogers 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...
Ottawa County in northeast Oklahoma...
Pittsburg County in southeast Oklahoma...
Pushmataha County in southeast Oklahoma...
Sebastian County in west central Arkansas...
Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
southeastern Nowata County in northeast Oklahoma...
southeastern Okfuskee County in east central Oklahoma...
Wagoner County in northeast Oklahoma...
Washington County in northwest Arkansas...

* until 930 PM CDT Friday

* at 912 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
no rainfall was falling 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 for
much of this week. Area lakes are near or slightly 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... Cedarville... Charleston... Clayton...
Eufaula... Eureka Springs... Fayetteville... Fort Smith... Hugo...
Huntsville... Jay... McAlester... Miami... Mountainburg... Muskogee...
Natural Dam... Ozark... Poteau... Pryor... Rogers... Sallisaw... Siloam
Springs... Springdale... Stigler... Stilwell... Tahlequah... Van Buren
and Vinita.

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.


Lat... Lon 3577 9351 3576 9369 3538 9370 3492 9444
      3451 9446 3450 9504 3393 9516 3386 9581
      3415 9599 3417 9578 3459 9568 3468 9610
      3528 9599 3529 9613 3602 9568 3700 9540
      3700 9462 3651 9461 3650 9330 3612 9329




Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 10:52 AM CDT on May 29, 2015

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma... including the following
areas... in Arkansas... Benton... Carroll... Crawford... Franklin...
   Madison... Sebastian and Washington. In Oklahoma... Adair...
Cherokee... Choctaw... Craig... creek... Delaware... Haskell...
Latimer... Le Flore... Mayes... McIntosh... Muskogee... Nowata...
Okfuskee... Okmulgee... Osage... Ottawa... Pawnee... Pittsburg...
Pushmataha... Rogers... Sequoyah... Tulsa... Wagoner and
Washington.

* Through Saturday evening

* showers... and a few thunderstorms will remain ongoing across
eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas today. Another round of
more widespread thunderstorms with heavy rainfall associated
with a cold front will impact the area later tonight through
Saturday. Additional 1 to 2 inch rainfall amounts are likely
across most of the area... with local amounts of 3 to 5 inches
possible. The higher rainfall amounts that occur over already
saturatedw ground will lead to localized flash flooding.


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 through the weekend. Many area lakes are near or
slightly over full capacity. High releases are required and this
may flood the downstream river. Also... tributaries that feed into
these reservoirs will back up and flood until lake levels get
under control.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means rapidly rising water or flooding is
possible within the watch area.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the
Road... the Road may be washed out underneath the rushing water.
Take a different Route to reach your destination or wait until
the water recedes.

If you are in the watch area... keep informed... and be ready for
quick action if flash flooding is observed or if a warning is
issued. Have a means of receiving any warnings issued overnight
such as a weather radio.






Local Storm Report


05/28/2015 0322 PM

2 miles E of Miami, Ottawa County.

Flash flood, reported by Emergency Mngr.


            Highway 69a near Buffalo Run casino is closed to traffic
            due to high water.





05/28/2015 1129 am

Miami, Ottawa County.

Flash flood, reported by public.


            Water over roadways near Miami. Social media report.