Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
342 PM CST WED FEB 18 2015

...HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING LIKELY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT...

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS WILL DRAW
MOISTURE NORTHWARD FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD HEAVY
RAINFALL...WITH MOST AREAS RECEIVING BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES. A
FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE...AND THAT COULD LEAD TO
LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS. 4 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOWPACK OVER THE
REGION COULD ADD ANOTHER ONE HALF TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF
RUNOFF WITH THE HEAVY RAINS.

THIS AMOUNT OF RUNOFF WILL EASILY OVERWHELM MANY DRAINAGE
SYSTEMS...RESULTING FLASH FLOODING. IN ADDITION...IF A
SIGNIFICANT LAYER OF ICE DEVELOPS ON TOP OF THE SNOW FROM FREEZING
RAIN EXPECTED EARLY FRIDAY NIGHT...THIS COULD INSULATE THE SNOW
AND KEEP IT FROM MELTING. THE RUNOFF WOULD THEN BE FORCED DIRECTLY
INTO PLOWED ROADWAYS...RESULTING IN A VERY DANGEROUS FLASH
FLOODING SITUATION.

ANYONE THAT MUST TRAVEL ACROSS THE REGION FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT SHOULD BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR FLASH FLOODING AND
WATER COVERED ROADS.

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