Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill, MO

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WGUS43 KEAX 190549
FLWEAX
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO
1249 AM CDT TUE JUL 19 2016



...Forecast flooding changed from Moderate to Major severity for the
following rivers in Missouri...

  Tarkio River at Fairfax affecting Atchison and Holt Counties.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Do not drive through flowing water. Nearly half of all flood
fatalities are vehicle related. As little as 6 inches of water may
cause you to lose control of your vehicle. Two feet of water will
carry most vehicles away.This product along with additional weather
and stream information is available at www.weather.gov/kc/.

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MOC005-087-200549-
/O.CON.KEAX.FL.W.0138.000000T0000Z-160720T1728Z/
/FFXM7.3.ER.160718T1805Z.160719T0600Z.160719T1728Z.NO/
1249 AM CDT TUE JUL 19 2016

...Observed flooding increased from Moderate to Major severity...
...Forecast flooding increased from Moderate to Major severity...
The Flood Warning continues for
 The Tarkio River at Fairfax.
* At 12:15 AM Tuesday the stage was 25.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Major flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 25.5 feet this
  morning. The river will fall below flood stage later this afternoon.
* At 25.6 feet...Flood waters will reach the intersection of State
  Highway J and U.S. Highway 59 on the west side of Fairfax.
* At 25.0 feet...Levees in the vicinity of Fairfax are overtopped.
  Flooding of farmland along with homesteads and roads occurs.
* At 19.0 feet...Flooding begins in the vicinity of Corning.
* At 18.0 feet...U.S. Highway 59 north of Fairfax begins to flood.
* At 17.0 feet...Low-lying farm fields begin to flood.


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                       Latest
Location          FS   Stage  Day/Time    Forecast

Tarkio River
  Fairfax         17   25.0   Tue 12 AM   25.5 after midnight this
morning

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LAT...LON 4044 9543 4044 9534 4018 9538 4019 9546



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