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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
110 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

OKZ049-053>076-290930-
/O.CON.KTSA.FF.A.0008.000000T0000Z-150531T1200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PUSHMATAHA-CHOCTAW-OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-
TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-DELAWARE-CREEK-OKFUSKEE-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-
CHEROKEE-ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-MCINTOSH-SEQUOYAH-PITTSBURG-HASKELL-
LATIMER-LE FLORE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ANTLERS...CLAYTON...HUGO...PAWHUSKA...
BARTLESVILLE...NOWATA...VINITA...MIAMI...PAWNEE...TULSA...
CLAREMORE...PRYOR...JAY...BRISTOW...OKEMAH...OKMULGEE...WAGONER...
TAHLEQUAH...STILWELL...MUSKOGEE...EUFAULA...SALLISAW...
MCALESTER...STIGLER...WILBURTON...POTEAU
110 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA AND
  SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN EAST
  CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...CHEROKEE...MUSKOGEE...OKFUSKEE AND
  SEQUOYAH. IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...ADAIR...CRAIG...CREEK...
  DELAWARE...MAYES...NOWATA...OKMULGEE...OSAGE...OTTAWA...
  PAWNEE...ROGERS...TULSA...WAGONER AND WASHINGTON. IN SOUTHEAST
  OKLAHOMA...CHOCTAW...HASKELL...LATIMER...LE FLORE...MCINTOSH...
   PITTSBURG AND PUSHMATAHA.

* THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING

* ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ARE
  EXPECTED TO DEVELOP TO THE WEST TONIGHT...AND MOVE INTO EASTERN
  OKLAHOMA OVERNIGHT. ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY
  RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT WILL IMPACT EASTERN
  OKLAHOMA THROUGH MUCH OF THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. WIDESPREAD 2 TO 3
  INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS OF  5 TO 6
  INCHES POSSIBLE.


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 INTO THE WEEKEND. 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.

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.

&&

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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1252 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-282015-
BENTON-CARROLL-WASHINGTON AR-MADISON-CRAWFORD-FRANKLIN-SEBASTIAN-
PUSHMATAHA-CHOCTAW-OSAGE-WASHINGTON OK-NOWATA-CRAIG-OTTAWA-PAWNEE-
TULSA-ROGERS-MAYES-DELAWARE-CREEK-OKFUSKEE-OKMULGEE-WAGONER-
CHEROKEE-ADAIR-MUSKOGEE-MCINTOSH-SEQUOYAH-PITTSBURG-HASKELL-
LATIMER-LE FLORE-
1252 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

.NOW...
AT 12:48 PM... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
WEAKENING COMPLEX OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING LIGHT TO
MODERATE RAINFALL OVER PARTS OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN
ARKANSAS... MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

THROUGH 3 PM... SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
TO ADVANCE SLOWLY TO THE NORTHEAST ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN
OKLAHOMA... MAINLY ALONG AND EAST OF HIGHWAY 69 AND INTO WESTERN
ARKANSAS. AVERAGE HOURLY RAINFALL RATES FROM A TENTH TO A QUARTER OF
AN INCH ARE EXPECTED. HIGHER AMOUNTS... EXCEEDING ONE INCH FROM
ISOLATED STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS... ARE ANTICIPATED.


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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1250 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

ARZ001-002-010-011-019-020-029-OKZ049-053>076-291030-
ADAIR OK-BENTON AR-CARROLL AR-CHEROKEE OK-CHOCTAW OK-CRAIG OK-
CRAWFORD AR-CREEK OK-DELAWARE OK-FRANKLIN AR-HASKELL OK-LATIMER OK-
LE FLORE OK-MADISON AR-MAYES OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-NOWATA OK-
OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-OSAGE OK-OTTAWA OK-PAWNEE OK-PITTSBURG OK-
PUSHMATAHA OK-ROGERS OK-SEBASTIAN AR-SEQUOYAH OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-
WASHINGTON OK-WASHINGTON AR-
1250 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

...FLOOD POTENTIAL CONTINUES INTO THE WEEKEND...

THIS OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL ARKANSAS AS WELL AS
MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM.
RISK...LIMITED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING FOR NORTHWEST ARKANSAS...LATE TONIGHT FOR
        EASTERN OKLAHOMA.

FLASH FLOOD.
RISK...LIMITED TO ELEVATED.
AREA...EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

HEAVY RAIN.
RISK...LIMITED TO ELEVATED.
AREA...FAR EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
ONSET...ONGOING.

DISCUSSION...
A SLOWLY WEAKENING THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX CONTINUES TO PUSH FAR
EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST ARKANSAS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THERE
REMAINS A SLIM CHANCE OF MARGINALLY SEVERE CRITERIA WINDS ACROSS
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS INTO THE AFTERNOON...ALTHOUGH THE MORE
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT WILL COME FROM ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL. FLASH
FLOOD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA INTO
THE AFTERNOON HOURS...AND THE THREAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED
FOR NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.

THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT ANOTHER THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX MAY DEVELOP
TO OUR WEST TONIGHT...MOVING INTO EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST
ARKANSAS LATER TONIGHT. THIS ACTIVITY COULD PRODUCE SOME SEVERE
WEATHER AS IT MOVES INTO EASTERN OKLAHOMA...BUT ADDITIONAL HEAVY
RAINFALL REMAINS THE PRIMARY CONCERN.

SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ACTION STATEMENT...
LOCAL SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL.

EXTENDED DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE ONGOING EARLY FRIDAY...WITH ADDITIONAL
DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE INTO THE AFTERNOON. HIGH THUNDERSTORM CHANCES
WILL REMAIN IN THE FORECAST INTO SATURDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES
THROUGH THE AREA.  THE CONTINUED RISK OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL
FROM STORMS HAS PROMPTED A FLOOD WATCH THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.
OVERALL..FLOODING WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREAT FROM THUNDERSTORMS WITH
HAIL AND WIND SECONDARY THREATS.

CHANCES FOR THUNDERSTORMS...ALTHOUGH CONTINUED INTO NEXT WEEK...
WILL BE SMALL.

WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/TULSA CONTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

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Flash Flood Warning

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1219 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

OKC001-021-035-041-097-105-115-131-143-145-147-282130-
/O.CON.KTSA.FF.W.0070.000000T0000Z-150528T2130Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CHEROKEE OK-CRAIG OK-DELAWARE OK-MAYES OK-NOWATA OK-OTTAWA OK-
ROGERS OK-TULSA OK-WAGONER OK-WASHINGTON OK-ADAIR OK-
1219 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHEASTERN CHEROKEE
COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...AND NORTHWESTERN ADAIR...
WASHINGTON...NORTHERN WAGONER...NORTHEASTERN TULSA...ROGERS...
OTTAWA...NOWATA...MAYES...DELAWARE AND CRAIG COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA UNTIL 430 PM CDT...

AT 1215 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
AREAS OF LIGHT TO OCCASIONAL MODERATE RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA.
RAINFALL WAS ENDING OVER WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE WARNED AREA...AND
WILL CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY END FROM THE WEST DURING THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON.

ALTHOUGH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL REMAIN LIGHT...1 TO 3
INCHES OF RAINFALL HAS ALREADY FALLEN OVER PORTIONS OF THE AREA AND
FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE.

FLOODING WAS REPORTED OVER NORTHERN TULSA COUNTY AND ALSO IN OTTAWA
COUNTY. THE HEAVIEST RAIN SO FAR HAS OCCURRED OVER NOWATA...CRAIG
AND OTTAWA COUNTIES...AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF ROGERS AND MAYES
COUNTIES.

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE...
BROKEN ARROW...CLAREMORE...JAY...MIAMI...NOWATA...PRYOR...TULSA...
VINITA...ADAIR...AFTON...BERNICE...BERNICE STATE PARK...BIG CABIN...
BLUEJACKET...CATOOSA...CHELSEA...CHEROKEE STATE PARK...CHLOETA...
CHOUTEAU...CLEORA...COLCORD...COLLINSVILLE...COMMERCE...DELAWARE...
DISNEY...FAIRLAND...FOYIL...GROVE...HONEY CREEK STATE PARK AND INOLA.

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.

TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN TULSA.

&&

LAT...LON 3649 9462 3614 9458 3600 9602 3699 9584
      3700 9463

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Flash Flood Warning

FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1147 AM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

OKC021-091-101-107-111-143-145-281900-
/O.CON.KTSA.FF.W.0069.000000T0000Z-150528T1900Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
CHEROKEE OK-MCINTOSH OK-MUSKOGEE OK-OKFUSKEE OK-OKMULGEE OK-TULSA OK-
WAGONER OK-
1147 AM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WAGONER...SOUTHEASTERN
TULSA...OKMULGEE...EASTERN OKFUSKEE...MUSKOGEE...NORTHERN MCINTOSH
AND WESTERN CHEROKEE COUNTIES UNTIL 200 PM CDT...

AT 1140 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
AREAS OF LIGHT RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. HOWEVER...RAIN WAS
ENDING IN WESTERN OKMULGEE COUNTY...AND WILL GRADUALLY END FROM THE
WEST.

ALTHOUGH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL REMAIN LIGHT...2 TO 3
INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN AND FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS
WILL LIKELY CONTINUE. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL OF 2 TO 3 INCHES HAS
FALLEN FROM NEAR STONEBLUFF AND HASKELL...SOUTHWARD TO HITCHITA AND
STIDHAM AND WEST TOWARD HENRYETTA AND SCHULTER.

RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE...
MUSKOGEE...OKEMAH...OKMULGEE...TULSA...WAGONER...BALD HILL...
BEARDEN...BEGGS...BIXBY...BOYNTON...BRAGGS...CHECOTAH...CLEARVIEW...
COUNCIL HILL...COWETA...DEWAR...FORT GIBSON...GLENPOOL...GRAYSON...
GREENLEAF STATE PARK...HASKELL...HENRYETTA...HOFFMAN...HULBERT...
KEEFETON...LAKE EUFAULA STATE PARK...MORRIS...OKAY...OKFUSKEE AND
OKMULGEE STATE PARK.

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.

A 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 3564 9621 3564 9619 3566 9619 3586 9604
      3601 9601 3608 9528 3607 9512 3609 9512
      3611 9490 3564 9509 3563 9513 3556 9512
      3535 9521 3531 9641

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