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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 11:29 AM CDT on April 29, 2016

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on April 30, 2016


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Saturday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of west central Arkansas and southeast Oklahoma...
including the following counties... in west central Arkansas...
Sebastian. In southeast Oklahoma... Choctaw... Haskell...
Latimer... Le Flore... Pittsburg and Pushmataha.

* Through Saturday morning

* another round of showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy
rainfall is expected later on today into tonight before shifting
east of the region by Saturday morning. One to two inches of
rainfall has already fallen from last night's storms... and
another 1 to 2 inches are expected with locally higher amounts
possible.

* If the rainfall amounts materialize as forecast... localized
flooding or flash flooding will be likely. Main Stem river
flooding will also be possible across southeast Oklahoma.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

* remember... most flood related deaths occur in automobiles and
flooding is the leading cause of weather related deaths.

* A Flash Flood Watch means rapidly rising water or flooding is
possible within the watch area.


Lacy


Local Storm Report



04/29/2016 0417 PM

Fort Smith, Sebastian County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by trained spotter.






04/29/2016 0417 PM

Fort Smith, Sebastian County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by trained spotter.






04/29/2016 0410 PM

Fort Smith, Sebastian County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Hail occurred on south side of Fort Smith





04/29/2016 0410 PM

FORT SMITH, Sebastian County.

HAIL E1.75 INCH, reported by TRAINED SPOTTER.


            HAIL OCCURRED ON SOUTH SIDE OF FORT SMITH




04/29/2016 0410 PM

Fort Smith, Sebastian County.

Hail e1.75 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Hail occurred on south side of Fort Smith



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 3:49 PM CDT on April 29, 2016


... NWS damage survey summary for eastern Oklahoma and northwestern
Arkansas April 26-27th tornadoes...

.Overview... A line of severe thunderstorms moved through eastern
Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the evening of April 26th
and early morning hours of April 27th. Very strong low level wind
shear and moderately strong instability ahead of the line promoted
the development of tornadoes from some of the storms embedded in the
line as well as damaging wind gusts. A number of the damaged areas
were assessed by NWS Tulsa meteorologists on Wednesday and Thursday
and their findings follow.

Other areas were surveyed where damage occurred, including an area
between Maysville and Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, and south of Pea
Ridge, Arkansas. The damage in these areas was determined to be
straight-line wind in the 70 to 80 mph range.

In addition to the following summaries, a tornado has been confirmed
in and near Checotah, Oklahoma. Details regarding this tornado will
be included in a later summary when finalized.

Additional investigation, including ground surveys, continues for
this event. Known damage that is possibly associated with additional
tornadoes is in the following areas: south and east of Pawhuska,
near Copan to near Wann, near Spavinaw, south of Bluejacket, near
Muldrow and Roland, from near Keefton to near Braggs, near Cookson,
several areas of Franklin County Arkansas, near Wyandotte, and near
Rocky Mountain.

.Tulsa Oklahoma tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95-105 mph
path length /statute/: 3.8 miles
path width /maximum/: 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 26 2016
start time: 1018 PM CDT
start location: 4.2 SSW downtown Tulsa / Tulsa County / OK
start lat/lon: 36.0926 / -96.0060

End date: April 26 2016
end time: 1025 PM CDT
end location: 4.4 se downtown Tulsa / Tulsa County / OK
end lat/lon: 36.1030 / -95.9389

Survey summary: this tornado developed just west of Highway 75 and
moved east northeast. It damaged a church and homes west of the
Arkansas River, snapped trees and power poles on Riverside Drive just
east of the river. Homes were damaged, trees were snapped or
uprooted, and power poles blown down between Riverside to near
Harvard, where the tornado lifted.

.Bixby Oklahoma tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-100 mph
path length /statute/: 2.7 miles
path width /maximum/: 350 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 26 2016
start time: 1026 PM CDT
start location: 0.5 SW Bixby / Tulsa County / OK
start lat/lon: 35.9412 / -95.8952

End date: April 26 2016
end time: 1030 PM CDT
end location: 2.1 ENE Bixby / Tulsa County / OK
end lat/lon: 35.9503 / -95.8485

Survey summary: this tornado damaged Industrial buildings, damaged
the roofs of homes, and blew down trees and power lines.

.Broken Arrow Oklahoma tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95-105 mph
path length /statute/: 1 mile
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 26 2016
start time: 1036 PM CDT
start location: 4.4 SSE Broken Arrow / Tulsa County / OK
start lat/lon: 35.9792 / -95.7744

End date: April 26 2016
end time: 1039 PM CDT
end location: 4.5 se Broken Arrow / Wagoner County / OK
end lat/lon: 35.9826 / -95.7580

Survey summary: this tornado damaged the roofs of homes, snapped and
uprooted numerous trees, and blew down power poles.

.Twin Oaks Oklahoma tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 90-100 mph
path length /statute/: 10.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 850 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 26 2016
start time: 1158 PM CDT
start location: Twin Oaks / Delaware County / OK
start lat/lon: 36.2027 / -94.8572

End date: April 27 2016
end time: 1209 am CDT
end location: Colcord / Delaware County / OK
end lat/lon: 36.2606 / -94.6895

Survey summary: this tornado destroyed outbuildings, damaged the
roofs of homes, snapped or uprooted trees, and blew down power poles.

.Decatur Arkansas tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100-110 mph
path length /statute/: 9.1 miles
path width /maximum/: 600 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 27 2016
start time: 1229 am CDT
start location: 0.9 NE Decatur / Benton County / AR
start lat/lon: 36.3425 / -94.4462

End date: April 27 2016
end time: 1238 am CDT
end location: Centerton / Benton County / AR
end lat/lon: 36.3616 / -94.2823

Survey summary: this tornado snapped and uprooted numerous trees,
blew down power poles, destroyed outbuildings, and damaged homes.

.Centerton Arkansas tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 85-95 mph
path length /statute/: 2 miles
path width /maximum/: 350 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 27 2016
start time: 1241 am CDT
start location: 1.4 N Centerton / Benton County / AR
start lat/lon: 36.3805 / -94.2817

End date: April 27 2016
end time: 1243 am CDT
end location: 2.5 NE Centerton / Benton County / AR
end lat/lon: 36.3785 / -94.2456

Survey summary: this tornado uprooted a few trees, snapped large tree
limbs, and damaged the roofs of homes.

.Wesley Arkansas tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100-110 mph
path length /statute/: 6.2 miles
path width /maximum/: 500 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 27 2016
start time: 112 am CDT
start location: 1 W Wesley / Madison County / AR
start lat/lon: 36.0246 / -93.9386

End date: April 27 2016
end time: 121 am CDT
end location: 5.1 NE Wesley / Madison County / AR
end lat/lon: 36.0630 / -93.8385

Survey summary: this tornado destroyed several outbuildings, damaged
homes, snapped and uprooted numerous trees, blew down power poles.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.


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