Flash Flood Warning:

Issued at: 7:55 am CDT on October 2, 2014, expires at: 12:00 PM CDT on October 02, 2014
  • The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a
  • Flash Flood Warning for... northern Morgan County in central Missouri...
  • until noon CDT.
  • At 745 am CDT...National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated slow moving thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall across the warned area. Rainfall rates of 1 to 1.5 inches per hour can be expected over the next hour. Already heavy rain has occurred in this area since late yesterday.
  • Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to occur. Locations in the warning include...Florence...Stover... Syracuse and Versailles. Creeks...streams and low water crossings will be especially susceptible to the dangers of flash flooding. This warning includes but is not limited to the following low water crossings... Route bb at Gabriel creek near Florence... Ritchey Road at Gravois creek northeast of Gravois Mills. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Do not attempt to cross swiftly flowing waters or waters of unknown depth by foot or by automobile. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It only takes a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away. Lat...Lon 3869 9284 3868 9283 3860 9283 3845 9265 3829 9307 3868 9307 3870 9305

Flash Flood Watch:

Issued at: 3:18 am CDT on October 2, 2014, expires at: 7:00 PM CDT on October 02, 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 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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