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Warrick IN-Gibson IN-Vanderburgh IN-Posey IN-Pike IN-
725 AM CDT SAT APR 29 2017
...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 AM CDT/1000 AM
EDT/ FOR WESTERN WARRICK...GIBSON...VANDERBURGH...POSEY AND PIKE
A renewed period of flash flooding is increasing across the warned
area, following a brief lull in the heavy rain earlier this morning.
An observer in southern Pike County measured 7.93 inches of rain
during the night. This has resulted in major flooding there, with
some county roads impassable. Around 5 inches has fallen in the
Evansville area over the past 24 hours, resulting in some flooded
roads and water rescues overnight.
At 710 AM CDT, numerous thunderstorms with very heavy downpours
continued to develop over the warned area. The Evansville airport
measured half an inch of rain in 15 minutes around 7 AM.
Widespread heavy rain will continue to redevelop over the warned
area through mid-morning. This flash flooding situation will
continue to worsen, and the warning may need to be extended later
into the day.
Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Evansville, Princeton, Boonville, Fort Branch, Oakland City, Melody
Hill, Haubstadt, Darmstadt, Lynnville, and New Harmony.
Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.
Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.
LAT...LON 3851 8707 3823 8707 3823 8718 3791 8733
3798 8759 3788 8759 3793 8790 3777 8795
3782 8809 3783 8803 3786 8807 3810 8796
3810 8801 3811 8800 3816 8791 3830 8793
3827 8792 3828 8785 3852 8754
$$Flash Flood Watch
Jefferson-Wayne IL-Edwards-Wabash-Perry IL-Franklin-Hamilton-
Union KY-Henderson-Daviess-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-
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, Morganfield, Henderson, Owensboro, Perryville,
Marble Hill, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Piedmont, Van Buren,
Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Bloomfield, Sikeston, Charleston,
and New Madrid
351 AM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SUNDAY
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 Sunday night
* The Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeast
Missouri, Southern Illinois, Southwest Indiana, and a few border
counties of West Kentucky along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Numerous thunderstorms with very heavy rain are expected to
persist across the Watch area through Saturday morning,
gradually working back toward Southeast Missouri and Southwest
Illinois during the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday.
Areas further east may see a break in the precipitation Saturday
into Saturday night, but will then see more thunderstorms with
very heavy rainfall move in from the west late Saturday night
and through the day Sunday. Radar estimates of two to five
inches of rain have already fallen over parts of the watch area.
An additional three to five inches of rain is expected to occur
before the storm system exits the area Sunday night, with the
heaviest rainfall expected in the Southeast Missouri Foothills.
Locally higher amounts are also possible where numerous
thunderstorms move across the same area.
* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding of some
roadways and streams, the heavy rainfall is expected to cause
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 transitioned to overland flood
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.