PONCA CITY – With the heavy rainfall across northern Oklahoma Thursday morning, Flash Flood Warnings and Flood Advisories are in effect for local areas Thursday morning.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for northeastern Kay and northwestern Osage counties until 6:45 a.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service offices in Norman and Tulsa report that 3 to 4 inches of rain has fallen since midnight in the warned area. Some locations that will experience flooding are Newkirk, Kaw City, Kildare, Chilocco, Hardy, Kaw Lake, Pawhuska, Shidler, Burbank, Grainola, Foraker, Pearsonia, Webb City and Apperson.
In Northern Oklahoma, a Flood Advisory is in effect for southern Kay and Northern Noble Counties until 8 a.m. Thursday. Minor flooding is expected. As of 5 a.m., two inches of rain had fallen in certain areas. Locations in the area that could experience flooding are Ponca City, Blackwell, Tonkawa, Billings, Red Rock, Marland, Sooner Lake, southwestern Kaw Lake and Ceres.
A Flood Advisory is also in effect for northern Osage, northwestern Pawnee and Washington Counties until 8 a.m. At 5 a.m., Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. One to two inches of rain has fallen. Some minor street flooding is likely in Bartlesville. Some areas that may experience flooding are Bartlesville, Dewey, Fairfax, Barnsdall, Copan, Ramona, Wynona, Ochelata, Ralston, Avant, Vera, Bigheart, Bartlesville Municipal Airport, Hulah, Sunset Lake, Osage Hills State Park, Okesa, Wah Sha She State Park,Tallant and Pershing.
A third Flood Advisory is in effect for northwestern Garfield, southeastern Major and Grant Counties until 6:45 a.m. Some locations that will experience flooding include Enid, Medford, Waukomis, Pond Creek, Lahoma, Drummond, Lamont, Kremlin, Breckenridge, Ames, Hunter, Deer Creek, Hillsdale, Carrier, Jefferson, Renfrow, Vance Air Force Base and North Enid.