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Flood Warning
Issued: 2:05 PM CST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Saline River at Benton.
* Until late Friday night... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 1:30 PM Thursday the stage was 21.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
this evening.
* Impacts at 18.0 feet... minor flooding begins at 18 feet, flooding of
low lying pastures along the West Bank.




             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun crest time date

Saline River
Benton 18 21.1 Thu 01 PM 13.7 12.4 9.4 falling




Lat... Lon 3430 9265 3445 9263 3456 9269 3458 9257
3444 9253 3429 9255




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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:25 PM CST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, eastern Arkansas, north central
Arkansas, southeast Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, and western
Arkansas, including the following areas, in central Arkansas,
Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, prairie, Pulaski,
Saline, and white. In eastern Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and
Woodruff. In north central Arkansas, Cleburne and
Independence. In southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In southwest
Arkansas, Calhoun, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita, and
Pike. In western Arkansas, Montgomery and Polk.

* Through Saturday evening

* heavy rain fell across much of southern... central and eastern
Arkansas the last couple days... with 3 to locally more than 5
inches observed. Several more rounds of showers and
thunderstorms are in the forecast through Saturday. An
additional 2 to 4 inches of rainfall are forecast... with locally
higher amounts possible.

* Given the recent heavy rainfall... the ground has become
saturated. As a result... the runoff potential has
increased... resulting in an increased threat for flash and river
flooding through Saturday. 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 for high water
problems based on the current forecast of heavy rain.

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.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:25 PM CST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Arkansas, eastern Arkansas, north central
Arkansas, southeast Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, and western
Arkansas, including the following areas, in central Arkansas,
Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, prairie, Pulaski,
Saline, and white. In eastern Arkansas, Jackson, Monroe, and
Woodruff. In north central Arkansas, Cleburne and
Independence. In southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In southwest
Arkansas, Calhoun, Clark, Dallas, Hot Spring, Ouachita, and
Pike. In western Arkansas, Montgomery and Polk.

* Through Saturday evening

* heavy rain fell across much of southern... central and eastern
Arkansas the last couple days... with 3 to locally more than 5
inches observed. Several more rounds of showers and
thunderstorms are in the forecast through Saturday. An
additional 2 to 4 inches of rainfall are forecast... with locally
higher amounts possible.

* Given the recent heavy rainfall... the ground has become
saturated. As a result... the runoff potential has
increased... resulting in an increased threat for flash and river
flooding through Saturday. 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 for high water
problems based on the current forecast of heavy rain.

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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