Wednesday, May 29, 2019

*Flood Watch* for Wichita Falls and Most of the Area - Wed., May 29, '19

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a *Flood Watch* for a majority of the area including the city of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Over the past two weeks many areas have seen rainfall amounts of 7 inches or more.  Any additional heavy rainfall will quickly produce runoff and flooding.

Folks should be prepared for flooded roads near creeks, streams and rivers.

Here is a map of the *Flood Watch* area:

In addition, be prepared for *FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS* and *FLOOD WARNINGS* in the event of heavy rain.

Here is the official statement from the NWS on this *Flood Watch*:

Including the cities of Chandler, Stroud, Prague, Meeker,
Davenport, Wellston, Chickasha, Tuttle, Purcell, Newcastle,
Blanchard, Norman, Moore, Shawnee, Frederick, Vernon,
Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Seymour, Archer City, Holliday,
Lakeside City, and Scotland
854 AM CDT Wed May 29 2019


The National Weather Service in Norman has expanded the

* Flood Watch for flash flooding...flooding of creeks and
  rivers...and flooding of low lying areas to include portions
  of Oklahoma and northern Texas, including the following areas,
  in Oklahoma, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, McClain, Pottawatomie,
  and Tillman. In northern Texas, Archer, Baylor, Wichita, and

* Through Thursday morning

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Meteorologist Bryan W. Rupp