Weather Alerts for Howard Co

Issued by the National Weather Service

       River Flood Warning      

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning

Areas Affected:
Howard - Little River - Sevier
Effective: Thu, 2/22 10:38am Updated: Thu, 2/22 4:41pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 2/25 7:12pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

The flood warning continues for
the Little River At Horatio, Arkansas.
* until Sunday evening...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 1000 AM Thursday the stage was 27.2 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 27 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 29.1 feet by
Friday morning. The river will fall below flood stage early
Sunday morning.
* 29.0 feet...The boat ramp recreation area at Wilton,
Arkansas downstream from Horatio is flooded and closed. Also the
golf course west of Haratio, Arkansas suffers from overflow.
Move livestock and equipment to higher ground.

Do not drive vehicles through flooded waterways. Use caution when
walking near flooded riverbanks. Do not try to wade or swim in
flooded rivers and bayous.
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Flash Flood Watch  FLASH FLOOD WATCH   Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
Columbia - Hempstead - Howard - Lafayette - Little River - Miller - Nevada - Sevier - Union
Effective: Thu, 2/22 3:32pm Updated: Thu, 2/22 4:41pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 2/24 12:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

...The Flash Flood Watch has been extended through Friday night...
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, and
Texas, including the following areas, in Arkansas, Columbia,
Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada,
Sevier, and Union. In Louisiana, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo,
Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, Grant, Jackson, La Salle,
Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Sabine, Union,
Webster, and Winn. In southeast Oklahoma, McCurtain. In Texas,
Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Franklin, Gregg,
Harrison, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Red River,
Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Upshur, and
* Through late Friday night.
* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall with storms repeatedly
moving over the same areas will be possible. Additional rainfall
amounts of one to three inches, with isolated higher amounts
will be possible, especially in the I 30 corridor and
surrounding areas. Elsewhere, coverage of storms will be more
scattered, but any storms that develop will be capable of
producing flash flooding due to already saturated soils and full
creeks and bayous.
* Flash flooding of roads, low lying, and poor drainage areas
will be possible. If you encounter flash flooding while
driving your vehicle, remember to turn around, don`t drown.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.