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Winter Weather Advisory - February 20, 2018
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TO 6 AM WEDNESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ARKANSAS AND O... [more...]
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Winter Weather Advisory
February 20, 2018
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM TO 6 AM WEDNESDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ARKANSAS AND OKLAHOMA COUNTIES: (IN ARKANSAS) BENTON, CARROLL, WASHINGTON AR, MADISON; (IN OKLAHOMA) DELAWARE, CHEROKEE, ADAIR, MUSKOGEE, MCINTOSH, AND PITTSBURG.
FREEZING RAIN EXPECTED. TOTAL ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF A LIGHT GLAZE UP TOWARD A TENTH OF AN INCH ARE EXPECTED.
THE ICE WILL RESULT IN VERY SLIPPERY CONDITIONS ON SIDEWALKS, ROADS AND BRIDGES.
PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
Area Flood Watch
February 20, 2018
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Flood Watch 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, Leflore, Mcintosh, Muskogee, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, and Sequoyah.
From Tuesday morning through Late Tuesday Night
2 to 4 inch rainfall totals are expected through Wednesday morning with locally higher amounts possible.
This will likely lead to flooding in some low lying areas, including the potential for a few rivers to reach flood stage.
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.