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Areal Flood Warning

Expires 4:00 PM EST on February 25, 2018
Statement as of 12:43 PM CST on February 24, 2018

The National Weather Service in Paducah has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Massac County in southern Illinois...
southern Pope County in southern Illinois...
Calloway County in western Kentucky...
Livingston County in western Kentucky...
Crittenden County in western Kentucky...
Caldwell County in western Kentucky...
Marshall County in western Kentucky...
McCracken County in western Kentucky...
Trigg County in western Kentucky...
southwestern Hopkins County in northwestern Kentucky...
Graves County in western Kentucky...
Lyon County in western Kentucky...

* until 300 PM CST Sunday

* at 1240 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain which will cause flooding were moving into the warned
area. Since Thursday, widespread rainfalll radar estimates of one
and half to three and a half inches of rain fallen across the
warned area.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches is expected to fall
between 1 PM until midnight this Saturday. This will only cause
already swollen creeks and streams to rise and keep low-lying
roadways flooded. Anyone planning travel overnight should be extra
cautious and avoid flooded areas, when it is more difficult to see
the dangers.

Should intense, but short duration rainfall occur at any one
location that may cause a hazard to life and property, a Flash Flood
Warning could be issued for that area as well.

This Flood Warning may be cancelled earlier on Sunday, should water
recede faster than expected from flooded areas. Please report any
flooding to law enforcement, so that they can relay it to the
National Weather Service in Paducah.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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 3695 8881 3730 8893 3742 8839 3740 8836
      3752 8800 3747 8798 3748 8793 3741 8793
      3742 8786 3737 8781 3732 8785 3732 8780
      3720 8777 3715 8768 3700 8773 3696 8766
      3664 8770 3668 8807 3651 8804 3650 8881


Smith



1216 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Grand Chain dam
* until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Saturday the stage was 51.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 42.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 56.0 feet by
Wednesday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.


Lat... Lon 3727 8908 3727 8884 3714 8888 3709 8907
      3717 8916




1216 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Brookport dam
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 am Saturday the stage was 47.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 37.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 50.5 feet by
Wednesday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact... at 50.0 feet... flooding begins in Joppa Illinois.


Lat... Lon 3727 8884 3715 8861 3709 8872 3714 8888





1216 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Paducah
* until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Saturday the stage was 46.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 39.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 49.0 feet by
Wednesday morning.
* Impact... at 49.5 feet... the first gate is closed in the floodwall in
Paducah.


Lat... Lon 3715 8861 3715 8852 3707 8837 3697 8854
      3709 8872




Areal Flood Watch

Expires 7:00 AM EST on February 25, 2018
Statement as of 1:46 PM CST on February 24, 2018

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* all of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana
and western Kentucky.

* Through late tonight

* showers will be increasing in scope and coverage as we head into
the night time hours. Thunderstorms will bring the potential for
intense heavy rains locally. Another 1 to 2 inches on average is
expected, but locally higher amounts are possible. This will be
falling on already well saturated grounds, many of which are
already in or nearly flooded. These additional rains will
continue to pose a flood hazard, including the potential for
flash flooding where thunderstorms hit.

* These additional rains will aggravate already ongoing flooding
of area rivers and tributaries across the region. Smaller
streams and creeks not currently in flood will fill up and
overspill their banks quickly, heightening the flood threat. In
addition, elevated water levels in low lying and poor drainage
areas, as well as waters that may not yet have receded from
antecedent rainfall, may lead to more Road closures due to high
water crossings. Thunderstorms, producing locally higher
rainfall amounts, could pose a flash flooding risk as well.

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.

Heed all Flood Warning signs, and never cross a flooded roadway.
Turn around and don't drown! Remember it is harder to see rising
waters at night. Seek High Ground immediately if you encounter an
area with rising waters.





Areal Flood Watch

Expires 7:00 AM EST on February 25, 2018
Statement as of 1:46 PM CST on February 24, 2018

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* all of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana
and western Kentucky.

* Through late tonight

* showers will be increasing in scope and coverage as we head into
the night time hours. Thunderstorms will bring the potential for
intense heavy rains locally. Another 1 to 2 inches on average is
expected, but locally higher amounts are possible. This will be
falling on already well saturated grounds, many of which are
already in or nearly flooded. These additional rains will
continue to pose a flood hazard, including the potential for
flash flooding where thunderstorms hit.

* These additional rains will aggravate already ongoing flooding
of area rivers and tributaries across the region. Smaller
streams and creeks not currently in flood will fill up and
overspill their banks quickly, heightening the flood threat. In
addition, elevated water levels in low lying and poor drainage
areas, as well as waters that may not yet have receded from
antecedent rainfall, may lead to more Road closures due to high
water crossings. Thunderstorms, producing locally higher
rainfall amounts, could pose a flash flooding risk as well.

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.

Heed all Flood Warning signs, and never cross a flooded roadway.
Turn around and don't drown! Remember it is harder to see rising
waters at night. Seek High Ground immediately if you encounter an
area with rising waters.





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