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Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Topeka KS
1003 PM CDT MON AUG 21 2017
The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a
* Flash Flood Warning for...
Southern Jefferson County in northeastern Kansas...
Shawnee County in east central Kansas...
Northwestern Douglas County in east central Kansas...
East central Wabaunsee County in east central Kansas...
Southeastern Jackson County in northeastern Kansas...
* Until 200 AM CDT
* At 1002 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Up to one inch of rain has
already fallen and an additional couple of inches is expected to
fall as storms train over the area.
Flash flooding is occurring or expected to begin shortly.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Topeka, northern Lawrence, Rossville, Oskaloosa, Tecumseh, Dover,
Silver Lake, Perry, McLouth, Meriden, Ozawkie, Lecompton, Willard,
Williamstown, Perry Lake and Grantville.
This includes the following highways...
Interstate 70 between mile markers 344 and 355.
Kansas Turnpike between mile markers 176 and 196.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.
LAT...LON 3901 9519 3896 9598 3920 9601 3929 9518
$$Flash Flood Watch
Including the cities of Sabetha, Seneca, Hiawatha, Horton,
Wamego, St. Marys, Holton, Valley Falls, Oskaloosa, Perry,
McLouth, Grantville, Meriden, Nortonville, Alma, Eskridge,
Maple Hill, Alta Vista, McFarland, Harveyville, Paxico, Topeka,
Lawrence, Emporia, Osage City, Carbondale, Lyndon, Burlingame,
Overbrook, Ottawa, Burlington, Lebo, and Garnett
810 PM CDT Mon Aug 21 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of east central Kansas and northeast Kansas,
including the following areas, in east central Kansas,
Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Lyon, Osage, Shawnee, and
Wabaunsee. In northeast Kansas, Brown, Jackson, Jefferson,
Nemaha, and Pottawatomie.
* Through Tuesday morning
* A period of heavy rainfall is expected with the potential for
a few locations to receive around 2 inches of rain by Tuesday
* The heavy rainfall over a short period of time could lead to
rapid rises on creeks and streams, especially in urban areas.
Ponding of water on roads is also likely.
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
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.