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This poor Wood Peewee was so wet he could hardly fly on Saturday morning. There was a Flash Flood Watch and although there was NO flash-flooding here in the valley; we did get 1.5 inches of rain in a few hours. There was supposed to be a repeat on Sunday morning according to the NWS but we only got 0.07 inches on Sunday, so the Flash Flood Watch was re-issued for Sunday night and Monday; again NO Rain. So today it has been reissued for today through Wednesday; guess it’s a difficult thing predicting rains here in the mountains. In fairness, there was heavy rains “here and there”; especially up in the Missouri border area.

This Wood Peewee looks drier and happier this morning.


Statement as of 3:53 AM CDT on August 05, 2013
… Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening…The Flash Flood Watch continues for*
portions of central Arkansas… north central Arkansas and
western Arkansas… including the following areas… in central
Arkansas… Pope. In north central Arkansas… Baxter… Boone…
Cleburne… Fulton… Independence… Izard… Marion… Newton…
Searcy… sharp… stone and Van Buren. In western Arkansas…
Johnson.* Through this evening

* several rounds of rainfall will continue to move across the area
early Monday morning and during the day Monday. Rainfall amounts
today of around one to two inches will be possible… mainly
north of a line from Clarksville… to Clinton… to Batesville.
Also… locally heavier amounts will be possible… especially in
the areas near the Missouri border. This will bring a potential
of flash flooding to the area.

* Due to the above normal rainfall during the month of July… and
the rainfall received this weekend… any significant rainfall
will increase the likelihood of flash flooding. Also… in the
higher elevations significant runoff problems are
likely… especially near low water crossings and streams.
Roadways prone to flooding and ponding of water on roads will
also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

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