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Tornado Watch
Issued: 5:33 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

Tornado Watch 5 remains in effect until 900 PM CST for the
following locations

IL
. Illinois counties included are

Alexander Gallatin Hardin
Johnson Massac Pope
Pulaski Saline Union




Flash Flood Warning
Issued: 5:25 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
White County in southeastern Illinois...
Hardin County in southern Illinois...
Wayne County in south central Illinois...
Wabash County in southeastern Illinois...
Pope County in southern Illinois...
Edwards County in southeastern Illinois...
Saline County in southern Illinois...
Hamilton County in south central Illinois...
Gallatin County in southern Illinois...

* until 1015 PM CST

* at 521 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain were increasing across the warned area. Hourly rainfall
rates around one-half inch are associated with these storms. This
heavy rain is falling on ground that is very moist from 3 to 4
inches of rain this past week. Flash flooding is expected to begin
shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Harrisburg, Mount Carmel, Carmi, and McLeansboro.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are likely in the
warned area through early this evening. Rapid rises in water levels
will occur. This is a potentially life-threatening situation.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


Lat... Lon 3857 8765 3828 8784 3824 8797 3826 8799
      3816 8791 3805 8804 3789 8801 3790 8810
      3789 8810 3780 8803 3766 8816 3749 8806
      3739 8847 3728 8851 3714 8843 3707 8849
      3716 8849 3734 8871 3861 8870


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:46 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* all of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana
and western Kentucky.

* Through late tonight

* showers will be increasing in scope and coverage as we head into
the night time hours. Thunderstorms will bring the potential for
intense heavy rains locally. Another 1 to 2 inches on average is
expected, but locally higher amounts are possible. This will be
falling on already well saturated grounds, many of which are
already in or nearly flooded. These additional rains will
continue to pose a flood hazard, including the potential for
flash flooding where thunderstorms hit.

* These additional rains will aggravate already ongoing flooding
of area rivers and tributaries across the region. Smaller
streams and creeks not currently in flood will fill up and
overspill their banks quickly, heightening the flood threat. In
addition, elevated water levels in low lying and poor drainage
areas, as well as waters that may not yet have receded from
antecedent rainfall, may lead to more Road closures due to high
water crossings. Thunderstorms, producing locally higher
rainfall amounts, could pose a flash flooding risk as well.

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.

Heed all Flood Warning signs, and never cross a flooded roadway.
Turn around and don't drown! Remember it is harder to see rising
waters at night. Seek High Ground immediately if you encounter an
area with rising waters.





Special Statement
Issued: 5:15 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Significant weather advisory for northwestern Pope... Saline and
west central Gallatin counties until 600 PM CST...

At 515 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Carriers Mills, or 7 miles west of Harrisburg, moving northeast at 50
mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Harrisburg, Eldorado, Galatia, Carriers Mills, Raleigh, Stonefort and
Muddy.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 900 PM CST for southern
Illinois.

Lat... Lon 3789 8837 3760 8837 3759 8871 3786 8871
      3791 8862 3791 8838
time... Mot... loc 2315z 235deg 43kt 3776 8868


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515 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

... Significant weather advisory for northwestern Pope... Saline and
west central Gallatin counties until 600 PM CST...

At 515 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near
Carriers Mills, or 7 miles west of Harrisburg, moving northeast at 50
mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm.

Locations impacted include...
Harrisburg, Eldorado, Galatia, Carriers Mills, Raleigh, Stonefort and
Muddy.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 900 PM CST for southern
Illinois.

Lat... Lon 3789 8837 3760 8837 3759 8871 3786 8871
      3791 8862 3791 8838
time... Mot... loc 2315z 235deg 43kt 3776 8868


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:46 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* all of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana
and western Kentucky.

* Through late tonight

* showers will be increasing in scope and coverage as we head into
the night time hours. Thunderstorms will bring the potential for
intense heavy rains locally. Another 1 to 2 inches on average is
expected, but locally higher amounts are possible. This will be
falling on already well saturated grounds, many of which are
already in or nearly flooded. These additional rains will
continue to pose a flood hazard, including the potential for
flash flooding where thunderstorms hit.

* These additional rains will aggravate already ongoing flooding
of area rivers and tributaries across the region. Smaller
streams and creeks not currently in flood will fill up and
overspill their banks quickly, heightening the flood threat. In
addition, elevated water levels in low lying and poor drainage
areas, as well as waters that may not yet have receded from
antecedent rainfall, may lead to more Road closures due to high
water crossings. Thunderstorms, producing locally higher
rainfall amounts, could pose a flash flooding risk as well.

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.

Heed all Flood Warning signs, and never cross a flooded roadway.
Turn around and don't drown! Remember it is harder to see rising
waters at night. Seek High Ground immediately if you encounter an
area with rising waters.





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