Benton

Tornado Watch:

Issued at: 1:22 PM CDT on May 24, 2015, expires at: 8:00 PM CDT on May 24, 2015
  • The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Watch 203 in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening for the following areas In Missouri this watch includes 24 counties In central Missouri Benton Camden Hickory Maries Miller Morgan Phelps Pulaski In south central Missouri Dent Howell Oregon Shannon Texas In southwest Missouri Christian Dallas Douglas Greene Laclede Ozark Polk stone Taney Webster Wright This includes the cities of...Alton...Ava...Bolivar...Branson... Buffalo...Cabool...Camdenton...Cole Camp...Eldon...Eminence... Forsyth...Fort Leonard Wood...Gainesville...Galena...Hermitage... Houston...Kimberling City...Lake Ozark...Lebanon...Mansfield... Marshfield...Mountain Grove...Nixa...Osage Beach...Ozark... Republic...Rogersville...Rolla...Salem...Springfield...Thayer... Theodosia...Versailles...Vienna...Warsaw...Waynesville... West Plains...Willow Springs and Winona.

Tornado Warning:

Issued at: 1:00 PM CDT on May 24, 2015, expires at: 1:00 PM CDT on May 24, 2015
  • ...The Tornado Warning for northwestern Benton County has expired... The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits...and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. However...gusty winds are still possible with this thunderstorm. To report severe weather...contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will relay your report to the National Weather Service in Springfield. Lat...Lon 3851 9346 3852 9332 3827 9352 3827 9353 3829 9352 3845 9352 3846 9352 3849 9352 3851 9352 3852 9351 time...Mot...loc 1800z 204deg 30kt 3846 9352 Griffin

Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 4:57 am CDT on May 24, 2015, expires at: 7:00 AM CDT on May 25, 2015
  • ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning... The Flash Flood Watch continues for
  • portions of southeast Kansas and Missouri...including the following areas...in southeast Kansas...Bourbon...Cherokee and Crawford. In Missouri...Barton...Benton...Cedar...Dade... Hickory...Morgan...Polk...St. Clair and Vernon.
  • Through Monday morning
  • multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will impact southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri this weekend. Moderate to occasionally heavy rain will continue today over southeast Kansas and far western Missouri with a slow eastward spread toward the Highway 65 corridor through tonight. The heaviest rainfall will occur along and west of Interstate 49 through Sunday night. Total rainfall amounts of one and a half to three inches are expected through tonight.
  • This excessive rainfall may result in flash flooding of small streams and low water crossings as well as significant rises and flooding of some main Stem rivers. The Osage...Little Osage...Marmaton and Spring River basins along with Lightning Creek will be impacted and could experience flooding. Those with outdoor recreational plans over southeast Kansas into western Missouri this Memorial Day weekend including camping and floating along area rivers and streams should be alert for rising water levels. 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.
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