Hickory Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:18 PM CDT on September 01, 2014

...Flash Flood Watch in effect from 7 PM CDT this evening through Tuesday morning...

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...Jasper... Laclede...Lawrence...Maries...McDonald...Miller...Morgan... Newton...Phelps...Polk...Pulaski...Shannon...St. Clair... stone...Texas...Vernon...Webster and Wright.

* From 7 PM CDT this evening through Tuesday morning

* an extended period of moderate to heavy rainfall is expected this evening and through the overnight hours. A very slow moving front is expected to move into the Ozarks late this evening and stall across the area. This will lead to the potential for periods of torrential rainfall and flash flooding. Rainfall amounts from 2 to 3 inches will be common overnight. Some locations may receive in excess of 4 inches.

* After the rainfall much of the region received from last night and earlier today...soils are becoming saturated. Most locations recorded from a half to one and a half inches of rainfall. This recent rainfall in combination with the expected rainfall tonight may lead to flash flooding on area low water crossings as well as creeks and streams.

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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