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NWS: Flash Flood Watch From 7:00 AM Saturday until 7:00 AM Monday

NWS: Flash Flood Watch From 7:00 AM Saturday until 7:00 AM Monday

Bill Stephens

August 12th, 2016

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...VERY HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND...

.A COLD FRONT WILL STALL OUT OVER THE OHIO VALLEY REGION THIS
WEEKEND. TROPICAL MOISTURE ALONG THE FRONT MAY CAUSE FLASH
FLOODING CONCERNS FROM SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE HEAVY
RAIN THREAT MAY EVEN CONTINUE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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018-019-MOZ076-086-087-100-107>112-114-122130-
/O.NEW.KPAH.FF.A.0012.160813T1200Z-160815T1200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
JEFFERSON-WAYNE IL-EDWARDS-WABASH-PERRY IL-FRANKLIN-HAMILTON-
WHITE-JACKSON-WILLIAMSON-SALINE-GALLATIN-UNION-JOHNSON-POPE-
HARDIN-ALEXANDER-PULASKI-MASSAC-GIBSON-PIKE-POSEY-VANDERBURGH-
WARRICK-SPENCER-CARLISLE-BALLARD-MCCRACKEN-LIVINGSTON-CRITTENDEN-
UNION KY-WEBSTER-HENDERSON-DAVIESS-PERRY MO-BOLLINGER-
CAPE GIRARDEAU-WAYNE MO-CARTER-RIPLEY-BUTLER-STODDARD-SCOTT-
MISSISSIPPI-NEW MADRID-
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...BARDWELL...
WICKLIFFE...PADUCAH...SMITHLAND...MARION...MORGANFIELD...DIXON...
HENDERSON...MOSELEYVILLE...OWENSBORO...PERRYVILLE...SILVER LAKE...
MARBLE HILL...CAPE GIRARDEAU...JACKSON...PIEDMONT...VAN BUREN...
DONIPHAN...POPLAR BLUFF...BLOOMFIELD...SIKESTON...CHARLESTON...
NEW MADRID
340 AM CDT FRI AUG 12 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH 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...CRITTENDEN...DAVIESS...HENDERSON...
  LIVINGSTON...MCCRACKEN...UNION KY AND WEBSTER. IN SOUTHEAST
  MISSOURI...BOLLINGER...BUTLER...CAPE GIRARDEAU...CARTER...
  MISSISSIPPI...NEW MADRID...PERRY MO...RIPLEY...SCOTT...
  STODDARD AND WAYNE MO.

* FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

* WAVES OF VERY HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND ALONG A
  STALLED OUT COLD FRONT OVER THE OHIO VALLEY REGION AND BACK INTO
  SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR 3 TO 6 INCHES OF
  RAINFALL FROM SATURDAY THOUGH MONDAY MORNING...ESPECIALLY OVER
  SOUTHEAST MISSOURI AND IN LOCATIONS ALONG AND NORTH OF THE OHIO
  RIVER. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD BE PREPARED TO FACE FLOODED
  ROADWAYS...CREEKS AND STREAMS THIS WEEKEND. NEVER DRIVE THROUGH
  FLOWING WATER OR WATER OF UNKNOWN DEPTH. IN ADDITION...THE HEAVY
  RAINFALL MAY END UP CAUSING FLOODING OF LARGER RIVERS WITH TIME.

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.
081216 NWS Flash Flood Watch Map
(Image: National Weather Service Paducah)

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