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NWS Paducah – Flood Watch In Effect For WMSK Listening Area This Evening Through Midnight Sunday

NWS Paducah – Flood Watch In Effect For WMSK Listening Area This Evening Through Midnight Sunday

Bill Stephens

February 27th, 2021

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A Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of southern Illinois...southwest Indiana...western
  Kentucky and southeast Missouri, including the following areas, in
  southern Illinois, Gallatin, Hardin, Massac and Pope. In southwest
  Indiana, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick. In western
  Kentucky, Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian,
  Crittenden, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins,
  Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Muhlenberg, Todd,
  Trigg, Union KY and Webster. In southeast Missouri, Mississippi
  and New Madrid.

* From this evening through Sunday evening

* A consistent signal for locally heavy rain is forecast,
  especially Saturday night into Sunday morning. Storm total
  average rainfall is forecast to be up to 2 inches in the Watch
  area and, with thunderstorms forecast, localized higher totals to
  3 inches or more are possible. This amount of cumulative rainfall
  will be falling on recently soaked grounds from melted snowfall,
  so the ability to soak in all this expected rainfall will be
  compromised and likely to cause flood issues.

* Low lands, streets, low-water crossings, small creeks and streams,
  will respond fastest with standing water and flooding. Heavier,
  more sustained or repeat rainfall will promote broader, more
  extensive flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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.

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