Fort Smith, AR

4:28 PM CDT on April 29, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Riley Farms | | Change Station

Elev 584 ft 35.28 °N, 94.37 °W | Updated 37 seconds ago

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
71.4 °F
Feels Like 71.4 °F
N
0.9
Wind Variable Wind from ENE
Gusts 3.0 mph

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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.58 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 3000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 5500 ft
Dew Point 70 °F
Humidity 95%
Rainfall 0.20 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:27 AM 8:02 PM
Waxing Crescent, 16% visible
METAR KFSM 292053Z 07006KT 10SM SCT030 BKN035 BKN055 23/21 A2960 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE-S TSB25E40 SLP017 60010 T02280206 55015
Pressure 29.58 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Scattered Clouds 3000 ft
Mostly Cloudy 3500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 5500 ft
Dew Point 70 °F
Humidity 95%
Rainfall 0.20 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:27 AM 8:02 PM
Waxing Crescent, 16% visible
METAR KFSM 292053Z 07006KT 10SM SCT030 BKN035 BKN055 23/21 A2960 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE-S TSB25E40 SLP017 60010 T02280206 55015

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Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 2:44 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until Monday afternoon...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Van Buren.
* Until Monday afternoon, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 2:00 PM Saturday, the stage was 19.96 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the Arkansas River at Van Buren is expected to rise
above flood stage late this afternoon and continue to rise to near
25.0 feet by Sunday morning. The river is expected to fall below
flood stage late Monday morning.
* Impact... at 25.0 feet, extensive agricultural lowland flooding
occurs along the shoreline from Van Buren downstream to Lavaca.
Some rural roads near Lavaca are impassable. Much of Kelley Park
northwest of downtown Fort Smith is flooded.


Lat... Lon 3549 9439 3539 9422 3531 9422 3531 9454 3540 9454




1236 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
southwestern Madison County in northwestern Arkansas...
northwestern Franklin County in west central Arkansas...
northern Sebastian County in west central Arkansas...
Crawford County in northwestern Arkansas...
southern Washington County in northwestern Arkansas...
northeastern Haskell County in southeastern Oklahoma...
Sequoyah County in east central Oklahoma...
southern Adair County in northeastern Oklahoma...
northeastern Le Flore County in southeastern Oklahoma...
southeastern Cherokee County in east central Oklahoma...

* until 630 PM CDT

* at 1234 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. 1 to 3 inches of rain have
fallen across the area with another 2 to 4 inches possible. Flash
flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Fort Smith... Van Buren...
Sallisaw... Stilwell...
Cedarville... Mountainburg...
Natural Dam... Alma...
Barling... Muldrow...
Roland... West Fork...
Lavaca... Arkoma...
Mulberry... Vian...
Dyer... Winslow...
Gans... Marble City...

This includes the following highways,
Interstate 40 in Arkansas between mile markers 0 and 25.
Interstate 40 in Oklahoma between mile markers 290 and 328.
Interstate 540 between mile markers 1 and 14.
Interstate 49 between mile markers 22 and 51.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.


Lat... Lon 3526 9412 3527 9522 3530 9520 3530 9517
      3533 9518 3535 9517 3535 9514 3537 9516
      3538 9511 3541 9508 3545 9507 3546 9505
      3546 9508 3548 9509 3592 9483 3590 9384



Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:47 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas and Oklahoma... including the following
counties... in Arkansas... Benton... Carroll... Crawford...
Franklin... Madison... Sebastian and Washington AR. 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 OK.

* Through Sunday morning

* widespread rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches have already
fallen across parts of eastern Oklahoma and northwest
Arkansas... with some local amounts over 8 inches. Additional
rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue the
remainder of the afternoon and into the evening... with
additional heavy rainfall of 2 to 4 inches possible...
especially across southeast Oklahoma into northwest
Arkansas.

* The heavy rainfall has resulted in widespread flooding and
flash flooding across parts of northeast Oklahoma and
northwest Arkansas. Several rivers will likely go into
moderate to major flood including the Illinois River and Lee
Creek at Van Buren. Beaver Lake Dam in northwest Arkansas
could begin to release water which would impact areas
downstream.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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. Persons living in low lying areas along main-Stem rivers
should monitor the latest forecast and be ready to evacuate to
higher ground.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the Road
to unknown depths. Take a different Route to reach your
destination or wait until the water recedes. Remember, most flood
related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading
cause of weather related deaths.

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