Weather Alerts for Benton County

Issued by the National Weather Service in Little Rock Arkansas or Tulsa Oklahoma

Areal Flood Advisory  AREAL FLOOD ADVISORY   Areal Flood Advisory
BENTON COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Delaware, OK - Washington, AR - Madison, AR - Carroll, AR - Benton, AR - Adair, OK
Effective: Fri, 2/23 3:05pm Updated: Fri, 2/23 8:17pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 2/23 9:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Benton County in northwestern Arkansas...
Madison County in northwestern Arkansas...
Carroll County in northwestern Arkansas...
Washington County in northwestern Arkansas...
Eastern Delaware County in northeastern Oklahoma...
Adair County in northeastern Oklahoma...

* Until 900 PM CST

* At 300 PM CST, areas of light to moderate rain continued across
much of northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.  Minor flooding
of low water crossings is likely ongoing and will continue through
the evening hours.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Fayetteville...                   Springdale...
Rogers...                         Bentonville...
Siloam Springs...                 Berryville...
Stilwell...                       Jay...
Huntsville...                     Eureka Springs...
Bella Vista...                    Lowell...
Grove...                          Farmington...
Pea Ridge...                      Prairie Grove...
Gentry...                         Green Forest...
Elkins...                         Tontitown...

Additional rainfall of one half to one inch is expected over the
area through the evening hours. This additional rain will result in
continued minor flooding of low water crossings.

This includes Interstate 49 between mile markers 41 and 84, and
between mile markers 86 and 93.

Information:
In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.

Areal Flood Watch  AREAL FLOOD WATCH   Areal Flood Watch
BENTON COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Washington - Crawford - Cherokee - Adair - Pushmataha - Ottawa - Benton - Pittsburg - Muskogee - Madison - Carroll - Sebastian - Haskell - Sequoyah - Latimer - McIntosh - Le Flore - Delaware - Franklin - Choctaw
Effective: Fri, 2/23 3:20pm Updated: Fri, 2/23 8:17pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Sat, 2/24 4:30am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are expected across much of
southeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas, as well as portions of
east central and northeast Oklahoma this afternoon through
early Saturday afternoon before a cold front pushes through the
region during the mid to late afternoon hours. Soils are becoming
increasingly saturated across the region, due to the rainfall
that has already occurred. Thus, the probability of rainfall
turning to runoff is increased, which could lead to flooding.
The 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...Delaware...Haskell...
Latimer...Le Flore...McIntosh...Muskogee...Ottawa...
Pittsburg...Pushmataha and Sequoyah.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be common across the
watch area, with locally higher amounts possible.

* This will likely lead to flooding of some low lying areas.
Additional rainfall on top of recent rains will increase the
potential for flash flooding and also some river flooding
concerns.

Information:
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Drainage ditches, creeks, low water crossings
and other low lying areas are prone to rises and may flood. Most
flood related deaths occur in automobiles and flooding is the
leading cause of weather related deaths.

Areal Flood Watch  AREAL FLOOD WATCH   Areal Flood Watch
BENTON COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Crawford - Washington - Cherokee - Adair - Benton - Ottawa - Pittsburg - Muskogee - Madison - Carroll - Haskell - Sequoyah - McIntosh - Delaware
Effective: Fri, 2/23 9:14am Updated: Fri, 2/23 8:17pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Sat, 2/24 4:30am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall across much of southeast
Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas, as well as portions of east
central and extreme northeast Oklahoma later today through
Saturday before a cold front pushes through the region Saturday
afternoon and evening. Soils are becoming increasingly saturated
across the region, due to multiple rounds of rainfall that has
already occurred. Thus, the probability of rainfall turning to
runoff is increased, which could lead to flooding.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of northwest Arkansas and
Oklahoma...including the following counties...in northwest
Arkansas...Benton...Carroll...Crawford...Madison and
Washington AR. in Oklahoma...Adair...Cherokee...Delaware...
Haskell...McIntosh...Muskogee...Ottawa...Pittsburg and
Sequoyah.

* Through Saturday afternoon

* Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be common across the
watch area, with locally higher amounts possible.

* This will likely lead to flooding of some low lying areas.
Additional rainfall on top of recent rains will increase the
potential for flash flooding and also some river flooding
concerns.

Information:
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Drainage ditches, creeks and other low lying
areas are prone to rises and may flood. Most flood related deaths
occur in automobiles and flooding is the leading cause of weather
related deaths.