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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

MO
. Missouri counties included are

Bollinger Butler Cape Girardeau
Carter Dunklin Mississippi
New Madrid Pemiscot Ripley
Scott Stoddard Wayne




Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 5:15 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... The Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 900 PM CST for
Perry... Union... Pulaski... Johnson... Williamson... Jackson...
Alexander... Franklin... Scott... Perry and Cape Girardeau counties...

At 505 PM CST, trained weather spotters reported flash flooding in
the Carbondale area, where street closures were taking place. Water
was over roads throughout the warned area, including Highway 149
near West Frankfort. Widespread heavy rain and thunderstorms
continue. Hourly rainfall rates of around an inch have been reported
in the Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Marion, and Carbondale areas.

Thunderstorms continue to train northeast across the Cape Girardeau,
Carbondale, and Marion areas. This could result in potentially
serious urban flooding in those cities.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Marion, Sikeston, Jackson, and Herrin.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to three inches are possible in
the warned area through 8 PM.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Lat... Lon 3821 8915 3812 8914 3812 8871 3734 8871
      3733 8890 3723 8893 3705 8924 3707 8931
      3703 8928 3687 8957 3686 8969 3713 8977
      3713 8987 3760 8986 3760 9014 3764 9015
      3787 8994 3791 8984 3780 8967 3822 8959


York



1238 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The National Weather Service in Paducah has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Pulaski County in southern Illinois...
Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Fulton County in western Kentucky...
Hickman County in western Kentucky...
Carlisle County in western Kentucky...
Ballard County in western Kentucky...
Mississippi County in southeastern Missouri...
Scott County in southeastern Missouri...
New Madrid County in southeastern Missouri...
southeastern Ripley County in southeastern Missouri...
Stoddard County in southeastern Missouri...
Butler County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 300 PM CST Sunday

* at 1226 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain which will cause flooding were moving into the warned
area. Since Thursday, radar estimates of one and half to three and
a half inches of rain fallen across the area.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches is expected to fall
between 1 PM until midnight this Saturday. This will only cause
already swollen creeks and streams to rise and keep low-lying
roadways flooded. Anyone planning travel overnight should be extra
cautious and avoid flooded areas, when it is more difficult to see
the dangers.

Should intense, but short duration rainfall occur at any one
location that may cause a hazard to life and property, a Flash Flood
Warning could be issued for that area as well.

This Flood Warning may be cancelled earlier on Sunday, should water
recede faster than expected from flooded areas. Please report any
flooding to law enforcement, so that they can relay it to the
National Weather Service in Paducah.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.


Lat... Lon 3634 8954 3640 8959 3643 8972 3639 8997
      3663 8996 3664 9014 3650 9022 3650 9112
      3682 9065 3693 9038 3692 9025 3702 9015
      3705 8996 3713 8989 3713 8976 3724 8962
      3730 8893 3695 8881 3650 8882 3650 8953


Smith



1157 am CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The National Weather Service in Paducah, Kentucky has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau.
* From late Tuesday night to late Wednesday night.
* At 11:30 am Saturday the stage was 26.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise to near flood stage early
Wednesday morning and crest right at the flood stage.
* Impact... at 32.0 feet... minor flooding occurs. The Mississippi
River backs into several creeks producing flooding.


Lat... Lon 3769 8959 3769 8935 3744 8934 3725 8941
      3723 8959 3732 8963




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: 5:12 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Significant weather advisory for northwestern Mississippi...
southern Scott and northeastern Stoddard counties until 545 PM CST...

At 511 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from near Bell City to near Bloomfield. Movement was
east at 60 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include...
Sikeston, Oran, Miner, Morley, Bell City, Hay-wood city, Vanduser,
Blodgett and Diehlstadt.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with these storms, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

These storms may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement
agency. They will relay your report to the National Weather Service
office in Paducah.


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

Lat... Lon 3690 8995 3710 8986 3710 8980 3712 8979
      3711 8979 3709 8980 3709 8939 3707 8938
      3705 8939 3701 8934 3694 8947 3694 8945
      3687 8948
time... Mot... loc 2311z 248deg 53kt 3707 8982 3692 8986


Smith

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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