Cherokee Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Tornado Watch
Statement as of 3:03 PM CDT on May 29, 2015

Tornado Watch 239 remains in effect until 700 PM CDT for the
following locations

OK
. Oklahoma counties included are

Adair Cherokee Craig
Delaware Haskell Latimer
Le Flore McCurtain Mayes
Muskogee Ottawa Sequoyah
Wagoner



Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Statement as of 3:28 PM CDT on May 29, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
northwestern Adair County in northeast Oklahoma...
northeastern Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...

* until 415 PM CDT

* at 327 PM CDT... severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from Eldon to Cherokee Landing State Park... and moving
northeast at 20 mph.

Hazard... 60 mph wind gusts.

Source... radar indicated.

Impact... expect damage to roofs... siding and trees.

* Locations in or near the path include... Eldon... scraper... Proctor
and Christie.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Tornado Watch remains in effect for the warned area. Tornadoes can
develop quickly from severe thunderstorms.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

Intense squall lines can sometimes produce brief tornadoes and
widespread significant wind damage. Although a tornado is not
immediately likely... it is best to move to an interior room on the
lowest floor of a building. This storm may cause serious injury and
significant property damage.


Lat... Lon 3616 9484 3616 9469 3585 9467 3573 9488
      3598 9489
time... Mot... loc 2028z 203deg 19kt 3597 9486 3577 9486

Hail... <.75in
wind... 60mph




Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 2:18 PM CDT on May 29, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...
eastern Muskogee County in east central Oklahoma...
eastern Wagoner County in northeast Oklahoma...
northern Haskell County in southeast Oklahoma...
western Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...

* until 630 PM CDT

* at 218 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
thunderstorms with very heavy rain over the warned area. One to two
inches of rainfall has already occurred with an additional inch or
rain possible through 4 PM.

* Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to
occur. Some locations that could experience flooding include...
Stigler... Tahlequah... Braggs... Briartown... Brushy Lake State
Park... Cherokee Landing State Park... Cookson... Eldon... Fort
Gibson... Gore... Greenleaf State Park... Hulbert... Keota... Lake
tenkiller State Park... Marble City... okay... Peggs... Porum... Pumpkin
Center... scraper... Sequoyah State Park... Tamaha... Vian... Warner and
Webbers Falls.

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.

Low water crossings in hilly terrain are especially dangerous in
heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find
alternate routes. It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water
to carry vehicles away.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross
swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by
automobile.

To report flooding... have the nearest law enforcement agency relay
your report to the National Weather Service forecast office in Tulsa.


Lat... Lon 3522 9482 3526 9525 3532 9532 3607 9535
      3607 9512 3616 9512 3616 9480





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, Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory
Statement as of 3:27 PM 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 into the overnight
hours. 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 saturated 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.





151 PM CDT Fri may 29 2015

The Flood Advisory is extended for
the Illinois River near Tahlequah
* until Tuesday evening, or until the advisory is cancelled.
* At 1:00 PM Friday, the stage was 9.3 feet.
* Action stage is 9.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to near 10.7 feet by Sunday evening,
which is below flood stage.
* Impact... at 11.0 feet, minor flooding occurs from Chewey bridge
downstream towards Tahlequah. Floating the river is too hazardous
due to strong turbulence. At 9.0 feet, no flooding occurs but all
recreational floating along the Illinois River ceases at and above
9.5 feet.


Lat... Lon 3604 9498 3573 9498 3573 9487 3617 9472 3617 9485





125 PM CDT Fri may 29 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued an

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...
eastern Muskogee County in east central Oklahoma...
Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
Adair County in northeast Oklahoma...
Craig County in northeast Oklahoma...
Delaware County in northeast Oklahoma...
Mayes County in northeast Oklahoma...
Ottawa County in northeast Oklahoma...
eastern Wagoner County in northeast Oklahoma...

* until 430 PM CDT

* at 120 PM CDT... Doppler radar indicated widespread showers and
isolated thunderstorms with periods of very heavy rain along a
line extending from 8 hollow to Braggs... moving northeast at 20
mph.

* Locations that will be affected by heavy rain
include... much of northeast Oklahoma.

Excessive runoff from this storm will cause flooding of small creeks
and streams... highways and underpasses. Additionally... country roads
and farmlands along the banks of creeks and streams and other low
lying areas are subject to flooding.

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.

Lat... Lon 3675 9461 3649 9462 3540 9443 3536 9490
      3540 9490 3541 9500 3546 9505 3537 9512
      3537 9516 3535 9515 3533 9530 3645 9538
      3651 9538 3652 9533 3659 9533 3660 9539
      3700 9540 3700 9465





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