Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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WGUS83 KPAH 200501
FLSPAH
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KENTUCKY
1201 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

...The flood warning continues for the...Big Muddy River...at the
following locations...in Illinois...

  Big Muddy River near...

     Plumfield.....affecting Franklin and Williamson Counties.

     Murphysboro.. affecting Jackson County.

.Heavy rainfall has caused river levels to rise on the...Big Muddy
River. Near Murphysboro...Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate
flooding is forecast. The latest stage was 29.4 feet. Flood Stage is
22 feet. The river will continue rising to near 30.0 feet by tomorrow
evening. Near Plumfield...Minor flooding is occurring and Minor
flooding is forecast. See the details below...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...

Never drive cars...trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded
areas. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow
children to play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather
Radio or your local media for further statements and possible updated
forecasts.

Additional information is available at
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=pah /lower case/

&&

ILC055-199-202159-
/O.EXT.KPAH.FL.W.0046.000000T0000Z-160820T2159Z/
/PLMI2.1.ER.160817T1450Z.160818T2315Z.160820T1559Z.NO/
1201 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Big Muddy River near Plumfield.
* until Saturday afternoon.
* At 11:30 PM Friday the stage was 20.7 feet.
* Flood Stage is 20.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
  tomorrow late morning.
* Impact...At 20.0 Feet...Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly
  bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.

&&

LAT...LON 3801 8901 3792 8906 3784 8915 3778 8915
      3789 8898 3801 8895

$$

ILC077-210900-
/O.EXT.KPAH.FL.W.0047.000000T0000Z-160826T0936Z/
/MURI2.2.ER.160817T0805Z.160821T0000Z.160826T0336Z.NO/
1201 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Big Muddy River near Murphysboro.
* until Friday August 26.
* At 11:30 PM Friday the stage was 29.4 feet.
* Flood Stage is 22.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 30.0 feet by
  tomorrow evening. The river will fall below flood stage Thursday
  before midnight.

&&

LAT...LON 3777 8946 3760 8947 3760 8941 3773 8935
      3778 8915 3784 8915

$$




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