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Winter Weather Advisory

Statement as of 6:00 AM CST on March 05, 2015

Expires 1:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon CST
today...

* event... rain will transition to a mix of freezing rain... sleet
and snow through daybreak.

* Timing... rain to transition to freezing rain and a mix of sleet
and snow through 8 am CST... before tapering off.

* Impact... freezing rain and sleet accumulations of less than a
quarter of an inch may make driving conditions hazardous...
mainly on bridges and overpasses along and south of the I-20
corridor.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or
sleet may cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery
bridges and overpasses and use caution while driving.



Lake Wind Advisory

Statement as of 3:21 AM CST on March 05, 2015

Expires 5:00 PM EST on March 05, 2015


... Lake Wind Advisory now in effect until 4 PM CST this
afternoon...

* event... high pressure building behind a strong cold front will
maintain north winds of 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts through
today.

* Timing... surface winds will slowly diminish to 10 mph across
East Texas around noon followed by north Louisiana and southern
Arkansas during the mid-afternoon hours.

* Impact... boaters should exercise caution due to rough chop on
area lakes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A lake Wind Advisory indicates that winds will cause rough chop
on area lakes. Small boats will be especially prone to capsizing.





Record Report

Statement as of 2:45 AM CST on March 05, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Texarkana Arkansas for March
4 2015...

Location old record new record years of data
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Texarkana AR 1.67 inches 1989 2.43 inches 2015 records since 1896
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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:09 AM CST on March 05, 2015


... Continuing severe weather awareness week in Texas... Oklahoma...
Louisiana... and Arkansas...

Today's topic is flash flood safety...

As part of severe weather awareness week... the National Weather
Service wants you to be aware of the dangers of flash flooding.

A flash flood is a rapid rise of water along a stream... or in a low
lying urban area. Flash flooding can result from slow moving
thunderstorms... from numerous thunderstorms which develop repeatedly
over the same area... and from heavy rains associated with tropical
cyclones. These floods may develop within minutes... depending on the
intensity of rainfall... the topography... soil conditions... and ground
cover.

Few people realize the true power of water. Rapidly moving flood
waters only six inches deep can knock an adult off their feet. Two
feet of water can lift approximately 3000 pounds... which is the
weight of an average sized vehicle. Vehicles crossing a flooded
roadway can lose traction with the Road... actually floating in some
cases. In some cases... water can erode the Earth underneath a Road...
causing it to wash out. If a vehicle becomes overturned... it can fill
with water... endangering the lives of its occupants. Flash flood
statistics indicate that half of the annual flood fatalities are
vehicle related.

When flash floods occur in rural areas... people who enjoy hunting...
camping and fishing need to stay away from streams if strong
thunderstorms have occurred. Water in streams can rise over ten feet
in less than an hour with the heavy rainfall.

So how can we stay safe from the dangers associated with flash
flooding?

Monitor weather radio and pay close attention to flash flood
warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

Be especially cautious at night when it is more difficult to
recognize the dangers of flash flooding.

Avoid low lying areas that are prone to flooding. Do not Camp or park
your vehicle along streams and washes. If your vehicle is suddenly
caught in rising water... leave it immediately and move to higher
ground.

Lastly... never attempt to cross areas where water covers the Road.
Remember the first safety rule of flash flooding... turn
around... do not drown.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Wind Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Alaska - Winter Storm Watch , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
California - Winter Weather Statement
Colorado - Avalanche Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Florida - Wind Advisory
Georgia - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Record Report
Indiana - Flood Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Michigan - Record Report
Minnesota - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New York - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Public Information Statement
Ohio - Areal Flood Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Record Report
Pennsylvania - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Rhode Island - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning, Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Washington - Record Report
West Virginia - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Record Report
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