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Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 6:48 PM CDT on July 7, 2015, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on July 08, 2015
  • ...Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Wednesday 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...Barry...Barton...Benton... Camden...Cedar...Christian...Dade...Dallas...Dent...Douglas... Greene...Hickory...Howell...Jasper...Laclede...Lawrence... Maries...McDonald...Miller...Morgan...Newton...Oregon... Ozark...Phelps...Polk...Pulaski...Shannon...St. Clair... stone...Taney...Texas...Vernon...Webster and Wright.
  • Through Wednesday evening
  • showers will continue at times this evening resulting in light to moderate rainfall. The coverage and intensity of showers and thunderstorms with torrential rainfall will increase late tonight into Wednesday morning. Additional rain will continue through the day Wednesday. Additional rainfall amounts through Wednesday of two and four inches are expected...with locally higher amounts around 5 inches possible.
  • This excessive rainfall will lead to flash flooding of streams...flood prone areas...and low water crossings. Flooding of larger rivers will also occur. Areas that normally do not flood may experience flooding. Areas that have already experienced flooding may see additional flash flooding. Those camping or floating along area streams and rivers should be alert for rising water levels...and avoid flooded areas. Rivers impacted by flooding include the Osage...Marmaton...Spring ...Elk...James...and Gasconade. 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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