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944 PM CST Thu Feb 22 2018
The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Cairo
* until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Thursday the stage was 44.1 feet.
* Flood Stage is 40.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 51.0 feet by
Thursday morning then begin falling.
* Impact...At 50.0 Feet...The first gate is closed at Cairo.
LAT...LON 3709 8946 3717 8916 3709 8907 3680 8900
Pulaski IL-Massac IL-Pope IL-Alexander IL-Fulton KY-Calloway KY-
Marshall KY-Hickman KY-Carlisle KY-McCracken KY-Ballard KY-Graves KY-
337 AM CST FRI FEB 23 2018
The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a
* Flood Warning for...
Pulaski County in southern Illinois...
Massac County in southern Illinois...
Southern Pope County in southern Illinois...
Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Fulton County in western Kentucky...
Northwestern Calloway County in western Kentucky...
Marshall County in western Kentucky...
Hickman County in western Kentucky...
Carlisle County in western Kentucky...
McCracken County in western Kentucky...
Ballard County in western Kentucky...
Graves County in western Kentucky...
* Until 930 AM CST
* At 335 AM CST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms with heavy rain over
the area. Repeat rains over already saturated ground will result
in flooding. Up to two inches of rain has already fallen just
since Thursday evening.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Paducah, Mayfield, Metropolis, Benton, Cairo, Calvert City,
Fulton, Hickman, Clinton, La Center, Bardwell, Wickliffe, Lone
Oak, Reidland, Brookport, Mounds, Barlow and Tamms.
Additional rainfall amounts of up to an inch are possible in the
warned area through the morning as waves of rain continue to train
over the same area.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
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 3650 8954 3654 8957 3656 8957 3651 8941
3663 8935 3658 8921 3694 8910 3707 8926
3706 8931 3699 8927 3704 8938 3732 8951
3733 8849 3714 8843 3707 8846 3707 8857
3705 8831 3675 8811 3650 8882
Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton-
Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter-
Including the cities of Mount Vernon, Fairfield, Albion,
Mount Carmel, Pinckneyville, West Frankfort, McLeansboro, Carmi,
Carbondale, Murphysboro, Herrin, Harrisburg, Shawneetown,
Jonesboro, Vienna, Golconda, Elizabethtown, Cairo, Mound City,
Metropolis, Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville,
Boonville, Rockport, Hickman, Clinton, Bardwell, Wickliffe,
Paducah, Mayfield, Smithland, Benton, Murray, Marion, Eddyville,
Cadiz, Princeton, Morganfield, Dixon, Madisonville, Hopkinsville,
Henderson, Owensboro, Calhoun, Greenville, Elkton, Perryville,
Marble Hill, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Piedmont, Van Buren,
Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Bloomfield, Sikeston, Charleston,
and New Madrid
431 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...
The Flood Watch continues for
* All of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky,
and southeast Missouri.
* Through late Saturday night.
* Periods of showers and thunderstorms will produce another 2 to 4
inches of rainfall through Saturday night. Isolated higher
amounts will be possible. With saturated soil, the result will
be worsening areal flood problems and the potential for flash
flooding, especially Saturday afternoon and evening.
* The main flooding concern initially will be along small streams
and creeks that feed into already swollen rivers across the
region. Elsewhere, elevated water levels in low lying and poor
drainage areas may lead to standing water across some roads that
typically flood. However, a line of strong to severe
thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening may result in more
significant flash flooding over much of the region.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
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.