Issued at: 10:41 AM CDT 9/11/08, expires at: 4:00 PM CDT 9/11/08
Flood Watch Now in effect through Sunday evening, The flood watch is now in effect for Most of Oklahoma and all of western north Texas.
Through Sunday evening
Excessive rain may gradually lead to widespread flooding Forecasters are monitoring two potential periods of heavy rainfall. The first begins this afternoon and continues through Friday night across portions of western north Texas into western and northern Oklahoma. Moisture from tropical depression lowell over western mexico will stream into the southern plains and interact with an approaching cold front to cause periods of heavy rain, Especially Tonight Through Friday. The second episode of heavy rain will be associated with hurricane ike as it makes landfall in Texas then tracks north. The eventual track of ike, And Consequently Its impact on Oklahoma and north Texas, remains somewhat uncertain and will be monitored closely. Should ike take a more easterly track then most of the heavy rain will miss central and western Oklahoma and western north Texas. However, if ike tracks more westerly, significant flooding may occur as it interacts with the front that will be stalled across central Oklahoma and western north Texas. This wou!
ld be the worst case scenario with the heaviest rain beginning Saturday night and lasting through Sunday. Given the potential for serious impacts, the flood watch has been extended into Sunday evening.
Later forecasts will likely revise the projections for Flooding, especially as the track of ike becomes more certain.
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. Remember that With ongoing rain, Preparations Of Property and livestock may require more time.
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