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A Review of Some Significant Precipitation and Flood Events in Western Oklahoma Steve Kruckenberg National Weather Service Forecast Office – Norman, OK.

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1 A Review of Some Significant Precipitation and Flood Events in Western Oklahoma Steve Kruckenberg National Weather Service Forecast Office – Norman, OK

2 NWS Norman Hydrologic Service Area (HSA) 48 counties in central/western Oklahoma and 8 counties in western North Texas Major rivers: Cimarron, North Canadian, Canadian, Washita, Red and Brazos rivers Rivers and creeks in southwestern Oklahoma: North Forth Red River, Salt Fork Red River, Elm Fork of North Forth Red River, Otter Creek, Elk Creek

3 Hydrologic Products Flash Flood/Flood Watches Flood Potential Outlook Flash/Flood Warnings & Statements Flood Warnings & Statements –River forecast points –Areal flooding Urban/Small Stream Flood Advisories Hydrologic Statements

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7 Lake Altus at Lugert, OK Top of Conservation Pool – feet Top of Flood Pool – feet May 19, 1951 – feet May 10, 1993 – feet August 4, 1995 – feet March 19, 1998 – feet June 22-23, 2007 – feet

8 April 3-4, 1934 Hammon Flash Flood

9 May 13-19, 1951 Heavy Rainfall and Flood Event

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14 August 18-19, 2007 Remnants of Tropical Storm Erin Re-intensify over Oklahoma

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16 Storm Total Rainfall

17 24-hour Rainfall Totals at 7 AM CDT on 8/19/2007


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