Saturday, May 27, 2017

Two to four inches of rain expected for Joplin area, flash flood watch issued

...Excessive Rainfall Possible This Afternoon and Tonight...

.At midday...Showers and thunderstorms had begun to develop along
a warm front currently situated across southern Missouri. Given
the upper level pattern...the potential exists for these storms to
begin training along the front from west to east later this
afternoon into tonight. Overall...the area can expect rainfall
amounts in the one to two inch range with localized amounts of up
to 4 inches possible.

St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas-
Including the cities of Fort Scott, Pawnee Station, Chicopee,
Lone Oak, Pittsburg, Baxter Springs, Lowell, Riverton, Columbus,
Neutral, Sherwin, Stippville, Warsaw, Whitakerville, Cole Camp,
Crockerville, Mora, Edmonson, Lincoln, Versailles, Rocky Mount,
Stover, Laurie, Aurora Springs, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Vichy, NEVADA,
Tiffin, Appleton City, Johnson City, Weaubleau, Hermitage,
Quincy, Wheatland, Cross Timbers, Osage Beach, Camdenton,
Decaturville, Roach, Village of Four Seasons, Fort Leonard Wood,
Laquey, Waynesville, Northwye, Rolla, Kenoma, Lamar,
Cedar Springs, El Dorado Springs, Filley, Arnica,
Caplinger Mills, Stockton, Bolivar, Buffalo, Charity, Foose,
March, Plad, Windyville, Olive, Lynchburg, Lebanon, Plato, Roby,
Bendavis, Huggins, Lake Spring, Bangert, Darien, Gladden, Howes,
Jadwin, Salem, Joplin, Carthage, Greenfield, Lockwood, Meinert,
Springfield, Marshfield, Northview, Seymour, Rogersville, Dawson,
Graff, Mountain Grove, Duncan, Mansfield, Neosho, Aurora,
Mount Vernon, Marionville, Nixa, Christian Center, Ozark,
Selmore, Vanzant, Ava, Goodhope, Rome, Squires, Dogwood, Pomona,
Pottersville, Siloam Springs, South Fork, West Plains,
White Church, Teresita, Winona, Birch Tree, Montier, Anderson,
Noel, Goodman, South West City, Pineville, Rocky Comfort, Monett,
Madry, Cassville, Kimberling City, Crane, Elsey, Indian Point,
Silver Dollar City, Branson, Hollister, Kirbyville,
Edgewater Beach, Forsyth, Ozark Beach, Powersite, Wasola, Thayer,
Alton, Couch, Greer, Thomasville, and Wilderness
1121 AM CDT Sat May 27 2017


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, 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 7 AM CDT Sunday morning

* Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will track along a
  frontal boundary situated across the region this afternoon into
  tonight. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are likely with
  localized heavier amounts of up to 4 inches possible.

* This rainfall will lead to the potential for flash flooding of
  low-lying areas including low water crossings as well as rapid
  rises on creeks and streams. Those camping on gravel bars or
  floating area rivers should be especially cautious as streams
  and rivers can rise very quickly.


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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