Hermine Drenches Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas

(Last update: 1150 am CDT September 14, 2010)

The remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine brought copious amounts of rain to Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas on September 8th and 9th 2010 as it moved out of Texas and across Oklahoma. Much of Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas recieved 1 to 4 inches of rain. However...there was a swath of 8 to 14 inch rainfall totals across  East-Central Oklahoma and West-Central Arkansas. These heavy rains led to numerous reports of flooding especially in the area of heaviest rain.

1 Day Rainfall Total For Tulsa CWA Ending at 7 am Sep 9

2 Day Rainfall Totals for OK Ending at 1235 pm Sep 9

24 hour rainfall total ending 7 am September 9

2 day Oklahoma rainfall total ending 1235 pm September 9
   
1 Day Rainfall Total For Tulsa CWA Ending at 7 am Sep 10
3 Day Rainfall Totals from 6 am 9/7/10 to 6 am 9/10/10
24 hour rainfall total ending 7 am September 10 3 day rainfall total ending 6 am September 10

  

Measured Rainfall Totals
3-Day Storm Total Amounts in Inches
Location Amount Source
 Whitefield  13.42 Automated Gage
Stigler 11.25 OK Mesonet
Sallisaw  10.41 OK Mesonet
Eufaula (4.6ENE)  10.35 CoCoRaHS
Mountainburg (2NE)   9.81 NWS Coop
R.S. Kerr Reservoir  9.60 Automated Gage
Natural Dam  9.00 NWS Coop
 Short (1W)  8.40 Automated Gage
 Scipio (1S)  7.69 NWS Coop
 Webbers Falls  7.40 OK Mesonet
 Bunch (0.8N)  6.95 CoCoRaHS
St. Paul (1E) 6.92 NWS Coop
 Cookson  6.20  OK Mesonet
Webbers Falls L&D 6.13 Automated Gage
Tenkiller Lake 6.11 Automated Gage
Big Cedar 5.90 Automated Gage
Gore 5.63 Automated Gage
Stigler 5.63 Automated Gage
Van Buren 5.36 Automated Gage
Eufaula Lake 5.28 Automated Gage
Rudy 5.21 Automated Gage
 Devils Den St. Park  4.78 NWS Coop
 Arthur City 4.36 Automated Gage
Springdale (5.8 ENE) 4.30 CoCoRaHS
Eureka Springs (0.5N) 4.25 CoCoRaHS
Alma (1.5NNW) 4.12 CoCoRaHS
Busch (0.4E) 4.08 CoCoRaHS
Garfield (3.9E) 3.89 (24 hour total) CoCoRaHS
Cloudy 3.82 Automated Gage
Tulsa (6 SSW) 3.80 CoCoRaHS
Bixby 3.71 OK Mesonet 
Okmulgee 3.59 OK Mesonet 
Muskogee 3.54 ASOS
Bristow 3.45 OK Mesonet 
Stuart 3.36 OK Mesonet 
Jenks (4.5 ENE) 3.36 CoCoRaHS
Okemah 3.27 OK Mesonet 
Westville 3.24  OK Mesonet
Newt Graham L&D 3.20 Automated Gage
W.D. Mayo L&D 3.15 Automated Gage
Fayetteville (4E) 3.00 Automated Gage
Fayetteville 3.00 ASOS
Fayetteville (1E) 2.98 CoCoRaHS
Fort Smith (1.6 NNW) 2.96 CoCoRaHS
Berryville 2.96 Automated Gage
Heyburn Lake 2.96 Automated Gage
Bentonville (0.6W) 2.95 CoCoRaHS
Hugo Lake 2.85 Automated Gage
Hartshorne (4ESE) 2.80 Automated Gage
Pryor 2.73 Automated Gage
Kansas 2.68 Automated Gage
McAlester 2.67 ASOS
Chouteau L&D 2.53 Automated Gage
Pea Ridge (0.2 WSW) 2.52 CoCoRaHS
Antlers 2.51 OK Mesonet
Siloam Springs (4SE) 2.51 Automated Gage
OK Mesonet - Courtesy of the Oklahoma Climatological Survey
CoCoRaHS - Volunteer Observers (ending 8 am CDT 9/10/2010)
Coop - NWS Observers (ending 7am CDT 9/10/2010)
ASOS - Automated Surface Observing System
Automated Gage (ending 1030am CDT 9/10/2010)

 

Track of Hermine Through Oklahoma

 

9 pm CDT Sep. 8 2010

1 am CDT Sep. 9 2010

5am CDT Sep. 9 2010

9 am CDT Sep. 9 2010

 

Flooding Images

In additional to being swept away while driving over flooded roads, drivers do not know the condition of the road under the high water, as seen in several images below.

Pittsburg County Image Courtesy of KOTV Sallisaw. Image courtesy of Sequoyah Co. Times flooded underpass. image courtesy of Sequoyah Co. Times
Pittsburg Co. road washed out from flash flooding. Image courtesy of KOTV. Go to the KOTV.com video (you will be leaving the NWS website).
Flooding in Sequoyah County. Image courtesy of Sequoyah County Times Car stranded in flooded underpass in Sequoyah County. Image courtesy of Sequoyah County Times
     
 debris on road. image courtesy of Sequoyah County Times debris on low water crossing. image from NWS road closed. image courtesy of Sequoyah Co. Times
 Debris left on road after flash flooding. Image courtesy of Sequoyah County Times Barbed wire and large tree debris after flash flooding at a low water crossing in Muskogee County.  Image courtesy of Ed Calianese, NWS Road closed due to high water in Sequoyah County. Image courtesy of Sequoyah County Times


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