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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:16 AM CDT on April 30, 2017

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on May 01, 2017


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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following
areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin,
Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne
IL, white, and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Carlisle, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman,
McCracken, and Union KY. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry
MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* Through late tonight

* the Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeastern
Missouri, southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and a few
border counties of western Kentucky along the Ohio and
Mississippi rivers. Another thunderstorm complex early this
morning is dumping heavy rain across the watch area, which is
worsening flooding conditions. Significant additional rainfall
is likely today, which could produce locally life-threatening
flash flooding. The Current River in the Ozark foothills of
southeast Missouri is forecast to reach a record flood crest
today. Five to nine inches of rain have already fallen over
parts of the watch area in the past couple days, and an
additional couple of inches are expected to occur before the
storm system exits the area tonight. Again, the heaviest
rainfall is expected in the Missouri Ozark foothills. Locally
higher amounts are also possible where numerous thunderstorms
move across the same area.

* In addition to flash flooding of roadways and streams, the heavy
rainfall is expected to cause further rises on many of the area
rivers, particularly the smaller rivers in southeast Missouri,
such as the Saint Francis, black, and current rivers. Given the
widespread rainfall across the region, other larger river
systems, such as the Mississippi and Ohio rivers will see rises
in water levels occur in early may. Due to the prolonged period
of rain, some of the flash flood warnings that are issued may be
converted to areal flood warnings after the rain diminishes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
once flash flood warnings are issued.




Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 4:16 AM CDT on April 30, 2017

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on May 01, 2017


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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following
areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin,
Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne
IL, white, and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Carlisle, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman,
McCracken, and Union KY. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry
MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* Through late tonight

* the Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeastern
Missouri, southern Illinois, southwestern Indiana, and a few
border counties of western Kentucky along the Ohio and
Mississippi rivers. Another thunderstorm complex early this
morning is dumping heavy rain across the watch area, which is
worsening flooding conditions. Significant additional rainfall
is likely today, which could produce locally life-threatening
flash flooding. The Current River in the Ozark foothills of
southeast Missouri is forecast to reach a record flood crest
today. Five to nine inches of rain have already fallen over
parts of the watch area in the past couple days, and an
additional couple of inches are expected to occur before the
storm system exits the area tonight. Again, the heaviest
rainfall is expected in the Missouri Ozark foothills. Locally
higher amounts are also possible where numerous thunderstorms
move across the same area.

* In addition to flash flooding of roadways and streams, the heavy
rainfall is expected to cause further rises on many of the area
rivers, particularly the smaller rivers in southeast Missouri,
such as the Saint Francis, black, and current rivers. Given the
widespread rainfall across the region, other larger river
systems, such as the Mississippi and Ohio rivers will see rises
in water levels occur in early may. Due to the prolonged period
of rain, some of the flash flood warnings that are issued may be
converted to areal flood warnings after the rain diminishes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
once flash flood warnings are issued.




Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory , Record Report
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Arizona - Freeze Warning , Air Quality Alert
Arkansas - Tornado Watch , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
California - Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Freeze Warning, Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Freeze Warning , Blizzard Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
District of Columbia - Record Report
Florida - Coastal Flood Advisory, High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Coastal Hazard Statement , High Surf Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Georgia - Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Hawaii - Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Record Report
Idaho - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory
Illinois - Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning
Kansas - Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Louisiana - Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Coastal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Maryland - Record Report
Michigan - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Winter Weather Advisory
Mississippi - Tornado Warning , Tornado Warning , Tornado Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Coastal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Special Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Special Statement
Nebraska - Flood Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Nevada - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Record Report
New Jersey - Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , Freeze Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
New York - Lakeshore Flood Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Record Report
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Wind Advisory
Puerto Rico - Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
South Carolina - Flood Warning
South Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Tennessee - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Texas - Flood Warning , High Surf Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory , Coastal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory, Freeze Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Freeze Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Utah - Hard Freeze Warning , Record Report
Virginia - Areal Flood Advisory
Washington - Wind Advisory
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Flood Watch
Wyoming - Record Report
- Tornado Watch

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