Flash Flood Watch:
Issued at: 2:57 PM CDT on May 22, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on May 25, 2015
- ...Flash Flood Watch in effect from Saturday evening through Monday evening... The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a
- Flash Flood Watch for portions of southeast Kansas and Missouri...including the following areas...in southeast Kansas...Bourbon...Cherokee and Crawford. In Missouri... Barry...Barton...Benton...Cedar...Christian...Dade...Greene... Hickory...Jasper...Lawrence...McDonald...Morgan...Newton... Polk...St. Clair...stone...Taney and Vernon.
- From Saturday evening through Monday evening
- multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will impact southeastern Kansas and southwestern Missouri this weekend. Rainfall will gradually increase from west to east with rainfall increasing in coverage and intensity Saturday night through Sunday night and Memorial Day. Total rainfall amounts of one and a half to near three inches are expected by Memorial Day.
- 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. River basins potentially impacted by heavy rainfall and flooding include the Osage and Little Osage...Marmaton...Elk...and Spring River basins. Those with outdoor recreational plans this Memorial Day weekend including camping and floating along area Scenic 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.