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NWS: Flash Flood Watch until 7:00 p.m. Thursday

NWS: Flash Flood Watch until 7:00 p.m. Thursday

Bill Stephens

May 12th, 2016

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SALINE-GALLATIN-HARDIN-CRITTENDEN-LYON-TRIGG-CALDWELL-UNION KY-
WEBSTER-HOPKINS-CHRISTIAN-HENDERSON-DAVIESS-MCLEAN-MUHLENBERG-
TODD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HARRISBURG…SHAWNEETOWN…
ELIZABETHTOWN…MARION…EDDYVILLE…CADIZ…CANTON…LINTON…
ROCKCASTLE…PRINCETON…FRYER…MORGANFIELD…DIXON…
MADISONVILLE…HOPKINSVILLE…HENDERSON…MOSELEYVILLE…
OWENSBORO…CALHOUN…GREENVILLE…ALLEGRE…CLIFTY…ELKTON…
GUTHRIE
953 AM CDT THU MAY 12 2016

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND
WESTERN KENTUCKY…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS…GALLATIN…HARDIN AND SALINE. IN WESTERN KENTUCKY…
CALDWELL…CHRISTIAN…CRITTENDEN…DAVIESS…HENDERSON…
HOPKINS…LYON…MCLEAN…MUHLENBERG…TODD…TRIGG…UNION KY
AND WEBSTER.

* UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING

* AN INCOMING AREA OF RAIN MAY INCLUDE SOME THUNDERSTORMS WITH
HEAVY RAIN. IT WILL PRODUCE UPWARDS TO AN INCH OF RAINFALL ON
AVERAGE FOR MANY IN THE WATCH AREA…WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS
POSSIBLE WHERE EMBEDDED STORMS OF MORE INTENSE RAINFALL OCCUR.

* THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL BE FALLING OVER AREAS HARD HIT
YESTERDAY WITH HEAVY RAINFALL. IT IS LIKELY THAT AT A
MINIMUM…ADDITIONAL LOW LAND FLOODING WILL OCCUR…AND POOR
DRAINAGE AREAS WILL REMAIN INUNDATED AND SLOW TO RECEDE. MORE
ROBUST FLOODING ISSUES MAY OCCUR…ESPECIALLY WHERE HEAVIER
STORMS PRODUCE LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL. THIS IS MOST POSSIBLE
FURTHER SOUTH…ALONG THE TENNESSEE BORDER EAST OF THE LAKES IN
WESTERN KENTUCKY…BUT WITH ALL AREAS HARD HIT
YESTERDAY…ADDITIONAL RAINS MAY CAUSE FLOODING OR FLASH
FLOODING ANYWHERE IN THE WATCH AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

051216 Flash Flood Watch Graphic

(Graphic Credit: NWS Paducah)

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