National Weather Service

Several flood warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service, as up to 6 inches of rainfall possible in some parts of Oklahoma and Kansas in the next 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service.

Grant and Kay counties

• A warning has been issued for the Salt Fork Arkansas River at Tonkawa in Kay County, according to NWS. Moderate flooding is forecast. As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, the river was at 13.9 feet, with flood stage at 17 feet. The river is expected to rise and crest near 22.2 feet by mid-morning Wednesday, according to the NWS. Impacts include flood depths up to about 5 feet from eastern Grant County to across Kay County. Farmland and oil fields will flood before the river crests, and roads closures could include Fountain Road at U.S. 77 south of Tonkawa and Oklahoma 156 between Marland and Ponca City in Kay County.

• The National Weather Service in Wichita, Kan., has issued a flood warning for the Chikaskia River in Sumner County, Kan. Flooding of the river normally affects Grant and Kay counties in Oklahoma, specifically the Braman, Blackwell, Tonkawa and Ponca City areas. 

Kingfisher and Logan counties

• A flood warning has been issued for the Cimarron River near Dover from Monday evening to Friday evening, according to NWS. Moderate flooding is forecast. As of 8:30 a.m. Monday the river was at 12.1 feet, with flood stage at 17 feet. The river is expected to rise and crest near 21.1 feet by Tuesday evening before falling below flood stage late Friday afternoon, according to the NWS. Homes along U.S. 81 south of Dover could flood or become isolated by moving water. Rural land and roads could be covered by flood depths ranging up to about 4 feet throughout Kingfisher County and into western Logan County. Oil wells in lower places could become severely flooded for hours before and after the crest. Sandpit facilities near Dover may see damage, according to the NWS.

• A flood warning has been issued for the Uncle John Creek at Kingfisher, according to the NWS. Minor flooding is forecast. As of 7 a.m. Monday, the creek was estimated at 4.6 feet, with flood stage at 21 feet. The creek is expected to crest near 22.2 feet by mid-morning Tuesday, according to NWS. Low-lying residential streets, cropland and pastures could flood along the creek and southeast of Kingfisher, and homes in northeast Kingfisher could be isolated by floodwaters.

• Another warning has been issued for Kingfisher Creek from late Monday to late Tuesday, according to the NWS. Minor flooding is forecast. The creek is expected to crest at 21.8 feet, 1.8 feet above flood stage, by early Tuesday afternoon, the NWS is predicting, before falling below flood stage Tuesday evening. Flooding up to 2 feet could happen across Oklahoma 33 in residential and business areas of northwest Kingfisher. U.S. 81 north along the main creek west of Kingfisher may see depths of 3 or more feet with overflows, according to NWS.

Woods, Woodward and Major counties

• A flood warning has been issued for the Cimarron River near Waynoka from late Monday night to Thursday morning, according to the NWS. Minor flooding is forecast. As of 9:30 a.m. Monday the river was 6.4 feet, with flood stage at 8 feet. The river is expected to rise and crest near 8.5 feet by early Tuesday afternoon before falling below flood stage early Thursday morning, according to the NWS. Residents should expect shallow flooding of farmland along the river. Some fields may be isolated by floodwaters. Impacted areas are expected to include Freedom to the U.S. 281 crossing south of Little Sahara State Park near Waynoka to near Orienta in Major County.

Blaine and Canadian counties

• A flood warning has been issued for the North Canadian River near Watonga from Monday evening to late Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service. Moderate flooding is forecast. As of 8:30 a.m. Monday, the river was at 8.5 feet, with flood stage at 15 feet. The river is expected to rise above flood stage late Monday evening and crest near 17.9 feet by mid-morning Tuesday before falling below flood stage Tuesday evening, according to NWS. Flooding of croplands, pastures and rural roads could occur from Watonga in Blaine County to near Calumet in Western Canadian County.

Major and Dewey counties

• A flood warning has been issued for the North Canadian River near Seiling from late Monday to late Wednesday, according to the NWS. Moderate flooding is forecast. As of 8 a.m. Monday the river was at 6.2 feet, with flood stage at 11.0 feet. The river is expected to crest near 13.1 feet by Tuesday evening and fall below flood stage late Wednesday evening, according to NWS. Croplands, pastures, oil wells and rural roads could flood. Cattle and other property should be relocated to areas at least 2 feet higher than nearby riverbanks to avoid isolation, according to NWS. Impacted areas extend from the southwest corner of Major County to the headwaters of Canton Lake in Dewey County.

The NWS cautions motorist to avoid driving into flooding areas or going around barricades. Nearly 2 feet of water can sweep most vehicles out of control.

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