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Monday, July 29, 2013
Flood watch issued for Jasper County
(From the National Weather Service)
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPRINGFIELD HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND MISSOURI... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS... BOURBON...CHEROKEE AND CRAWFORD. IN MISSOURI...BARTON... BENTON...CEDAR...DADE...GREENE...HICKORY...JASPER... LAWRENCE...NEWTON...POLK...ST. CLAIR AND VERNON.
* FROM 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING
* A VERY MOIST AIRMASS WILL OVERSPREAD THE AREA THIS EVENING INTO TUESDAY AND WILL PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A NEOSHO TO SPRINGFIELD TO WARSAW MISSOURI LINE.
* THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL MAY PRODUCE DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODING OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS...SMALL STREAMS...AND LOW LYING FLOOD PRONE AREAS. SIGNIFICANT RISES AND FLOODING ON LARGER STREAMS AND RIVERS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.
A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.