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Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 5:46 am CDT on October 2, 2014, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on October 02, 2014
  • The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a
  • Flood Advisory for... northern Benton County in central Missouri... northern Morgan County in central Missouri...
  • until 900 am CDT.
  • At 542 am CDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated heavy rainfall over or moving into the advisory area. Rainfall rates of over an inch per hour are expected. This is on top of the heavy rainfall that occurred late yesterday and last night.
  • Runoff from this heavy rainfall will cause minor flooding. Locations in the advisory include...Brandon...Cole Camp... Crockerville...Florence...Ionia...Lincoln...Mora...Palo Pinto and Syracuse. Creeks...streams and low water crossings will be especially susceptible to the dangers of flooding. This advisory includes but is not limited to the following low water crossings... Route bb at Gabriel creek near Florence... Route b at Williams Creek southeast of Cole Camp. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent. Lat...Lon 3869 9284 3860 9283 3850 9272 3836 9352 3849 9352 3852 9351 3851 9330 3854 9329 3854 9308 3868 9307 3870 9305 Dsa 318 am CDT Thu Oct 2 2014 ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through this evening... 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...Camden... Cedar...Dade...Dallas...Hickory...Jasper...Laclede...Maries... Miller...Morgan...Phelps...Polk...Pulaski...St. Clair and Vernon.
  • Through this evening
  • two to five inches of rain is forecast within the Flash Flood Watch area. Thunderstorms capable of producing excessive rainfall are expected to train across portions of southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks tonight...with additional storms expected during the day Thursday.
  • Flash flooding risks are increasing over portions of southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks through today. Flooding in this region typically consists of small streams and creeks flooding low lying areas...including low water crossing and actual roadways. Anyone that has interests within the Osage...Little Osage... SAC...Marmaton...Pomme de Terre...and Niangua river basins... should monitor future warnings and statements today. 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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