Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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WGUS83 KPAH 201500
FLSPAH
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KENTUCKY
1000 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Illinois...

  Big Muddy River near Plumfield and Murphysboro

.Heavy rainfall over the last week has resulted in elevated water
levels along some area rivers. Moderate flooding continues along
the Big Muddy River at Murphysboro. Minor flooding is occurring at
Plumfield but is expected to fall below flood stage tonight.

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/

&&

ILC055-199-210600-
/O.EXT.KPAH.FL.W.0046.000000T0000Z-160821T0600Z/
/PLMI2.1.ER.160817T1450Z.160818T2315Z.160821T0000Z.NO/
1000 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Big Muddy River near Plumfield.
* until late tonight.
* At  9:30 AM Saturday the stage was 20.5 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
  late this evening.
* 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

$$

ILC077-211900-
/O.EXT.KPAH.FL.W.0047.000000T0000Z-160826T1500Z/
/MURI2.2.ER.160817T0805Z.160821T0600Z.160826T0900Z.NO/
1000 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

The Flood Warning continues for
  the Big Muddy River near Murphysboro.
* until Friday morning.
* At  9:30 AM Saturday the stage was 29.6 feet.
* Flood Stage is 22.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 29.9 feet by
  after midnight tonight. The river will fall below flood stage
  Friday morning.

&&

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

$$




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