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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Central States Weather: NWS- "CATASTROPHIC FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE..." in Southeastern Missouri

Rarely is that term used in a National Weather Service statement on weather phenomena...

Tonight- areas of southeastern and east Missouri- southern Illinois- southwestern Indiana and western Kentucky are under the gun for more heavy rains- this on top of 5 to 10 inches received in the past week in those areas.

Dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is also occurring this Sunday night in southern Missouri- northeastern through northwestern and western Arkansas and east and northeast Oklahoma- and will continue into Monday.

A record flood crest is now forecast for points on the Mississippi and lower Ohio rivers in the next few days.

Among locations forecasted for record flooding are Cairo IL- Tiptonville MO and Natchez MS..

Major to moderate flood stages are also predicted on both rivers at many locations.

The current weather pattern doesn't show signs of moving out until early Wednesday- so a few more days of torrential rainfalls forecasted will only worsen conditions in the above areas.

If you're reading this and live near rivers or streams in these areas- prepare now for immediate action.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Things have to be really getting bad down there with all the rain and that which is to come.