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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
936 AM CDT THU MAR 20 2008

...FLOODING RAIN IN NORTHERN AND WESTERN ARKANSAS...

A SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM WHICH AFFECTED ARKANSAS ON MONDAY
NIGHT...TUESDAY...AND INTO WEDNESDAY BROUGHT TORRENTIAL RAINS TO
MUCH OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN ARKANSAS. TOTAL RAINFALL FROM THE
SYSTEM RANGED FROM NEARLY TWO INCHES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN ARKANSAS
TO ALMOST 12 INCHES IN PORTIONS OF THE NORTH. THE FOLLOWING IS A
LIST OF OFFICIAL RAINFALL TOTALS FROM THIS EVENT FOR SELECTED
LOCATIONS...

SITE                      COUNTY        AMOUNT  SOURCE

.REPORTS OF 9 INCHES OR GREATER...
POINT PETER               SEARCY        11.38   AUTOMATED GAUGE
SILVER HILL               SEARCY        11.03   USFS RAWS SITE
GILBERT                   SEARCY         9.73   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
MARSHALL                  SEARCY         9.44   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
DEER                      NEWTON         9.42   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
MAMMOTH SPRING            FULTON         9.25   AUTOMATED GAUGE
BUFFALO RIVER AT HARRIET  SEARCY         9.10   AUTOMATED GAUGE

.REPORTS OF 8 TO 9 INCHES...
MOUNTAIN HOME             BAXTER         8.99   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
SALEM                     FULTON         8.58   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
CANEY                     MARION         8.51   AUTOMATED GAUGE
MENA                      POLK           8.50   AIRPORT
CARVER                    NEWTON         8.19   AUTOMATED GAUGE

.REPORTS OF 7 TO 8 INCHES...
BLANCHARD SPRINGS         STONE          7.91   USFS RAWS SITE
MOCKINGBIRD HILL          NEWTON         7.75   AUTOMATED GAUGE
BOAT MOUNTAIN             NEWTON         7.44   AUTOMATED GAUGE
CROOKED CREEK             BOONE          7.40   AUTOMATED GAUGE
ELIZABETH                 FULTON         7.16   AUTOMATED GAUGE
MENA                      POLK           7.16   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
COMPTON                   NEWTON         7.13   AUTOMATED GAUGE
MURRAY                    NEWTON         7.05   AUTOMATED GAUGE

.REPORTS OF 6 TO 7 INCHES...
GRAVELLY                  YELL           6.97   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
CLARKSVILLE               JOHNSON        6.90   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
BULL SHOALS LAKE          BAXTER         6.82   AUTOMATED GAUGE
MELBOURNE                 IZARD          6.77   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
DOVER                     POPE           6.65   AUTOMATED GAUGE
DANVILLE                  YELL           6.62   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
HARDY                     SHARP          6.51   AUTOMATED GAUGE
RATCLIFF                  LOGAN          6.44   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
EVENING SHADE             SHARP          6.25   AUTOMATED GAUGE
MOUNTAIN HOME             BAXTER         6.06   AIRPORT
ODEN                      MONTGOMERY     6.01   USFS RAWS SITE

.REPORTS OF 5 TO 6 INCHES...
PINE RIDGE                MONTGOMERY     5.99   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
SHIRLEY                   VAN BUREN      5.98   AUTOMATED GAUGE
CHIMES                    VAN BUREN      5.89   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
CENTER RIDGE              CONWAY         5.82   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
DEVILS KNOB               JOHNSON        5.81   USFS RAWS SITE
HARRISON                  BOONE          5.78   AIRPORT
GUY                       FAULKNER       5.39   USFS RAWS SITE
BOGG SPRINGS              POLK           5.37   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER

.REPORTS OF 4 TO 5 INCHES...
WOOSTER                   FAULKNER       4.75   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
ANTOINE                   PIKE           4.69   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
RUSSELLVILLE              POPE           4.59   AIRPORT
HOT SPRINGS               GARLAND        4.07   AIRPORT
NEWPORT                   JACKSON        3.83   COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
JONES MILL                HOT SPRING     3.57   AUTOMATED GAUGE
NEWPORT                   JACKSON        3.45   AIRPORT

.REPORTS OF LESS THAN 3 INCHES...
JUDSONIA                  WHITE          2.61   AUTOMATED GAUGE
JACKSONVILLE              PULASKI        2.60   LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE
ARKADELPHIA               CLARK          2.45   AIRPORT
GEORGETOWN                WHITE          2.44   AUTOMATED GAUGE
NORTH LITTLE ROCK         PULASKI        2.43   NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFC
SHERIDAN                  GRANT          2.21   USFS RAWS SITE
LITTLE ROCK               PULASKI        1.89   LITTLE ROCK ADAMS FIELD

...TOP 10 3-DAY RAINFALL AMOUNTS...

RAINFALL AMOUNTS AT SOME STATIONS ALSO RANKED AMONG THE TOP 10 3-DAY RAINFALL
AMOUNTS EVER RECORDED. BELOW IS A LIST OF STATIONS AND WHERE THE MARCH 17TH-
19TH RAINFALL TOTALS RANK. SOME STATIONS MAY NOT HAVE COMPLETE RECORDS.

SITE          AMOUNT     RANK      PERIOD OF RECORD

GILBERT        9.73      3RD       SINCE 1924
DEER           9.42      8TH       SINCE 1975
MARSHALL       9.44      2ND       SINCE 1948
MOUNTAIN HOME  8.99      3RD       SINCE 1902
SALEM          8.58      4TH       SINCE 1955

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LITTLE ROCK WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR
COOPERATIVE OBSERVERS FOR ALL THE TIMELY REPORTS RECEIVED OVER THE LAST THREE
DAYS.

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