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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.
1229 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017
The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau.
* until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Saturday the stage was 32.1 feet.
* Flood Stage is 32.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 43.0 feet by
Saturday morning...the 6th of May.
* Impact...At 43.0 Feet...The flood gate on North Main Street closes.
LAT...LON 3769 8959 3769 8935 3744 8934 3725 8941
3723 8959 3732 8963
Perry IL-Williamson IL-Saline IL-Jackson IL-Franklin IL-Hamilton IL-
Bollinger MO-Perry MO-Cape Girardeau MO-
1234 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017
...A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 230 PM CDT FOR PERRY...
BOLLINGER...PERRY AND NORTHERN CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTIES...
At 1207 PM CDT, law enforcement and storm spotters reported flooding
across the warned area. In Carbondale Illinois the following roads
were reported impassable: East Main Street and Wall Street, East
Grand Avenue and Wall Street. In addition, Giant School Road was
flooded along with Highway 51 at Fox Road and Hallidayboro Road. In
Johnston City Illinois, water was reported 4 feet deep at Broadway
and Newton Street. Water rescues were reported in this area.
Widespread flooding was reported elsewhere across the warned area as
Flooding will continue across most of the warned area this afternoon
with a gradual decrease in flooding through late afternoon.
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.
Flooding is occurring or is imminent. It is important to know where
you are relative to streams, rivers, or creeks which can become
killers in heavy rains. Campers and hikers should avoid streams or
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 3825 8837 3760 8839 3760 8946 3755 8952
3743 8944 3740 8963 3742 9015 3760 9010
3760 9015 3764 9015 3787 8995 3791 8984
3780 8967 3796 8959 3822 8959 3821 8915
3812 8914 3812 8871 3826 8870