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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Paducah KY
1231 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

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1231 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of southern
Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky, and southeast
Missouri.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

More rainfall picking up again late tonight, including a chance of
thunderstorms, will enhance the potential for flooding of already
swollen waters and saturated grounds. Refer to the Flood Watch for
details.

For details on widespread river flooding, refer to the latest
flood warnings and statements.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Widespread showers and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy
rainfall are expected Saturday and Saturday night. The Flood Watch
continues until 6 AM Sunday. Please refer to the watch for
details.

The potential for severe thunderstorms with widespread damaging
winds and a tornado threat exists late Saturday afternoon through
the evening hours. The storms will most likely be in a line on or
just ahead of a cold front that will move eastward across the
region Saturday night.

Updates and details on continued river flooding can be referenced
on the latest flood warnings and statements.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter reports of rainfall and flooding are appreciated. Severe
weather spotter activation is expected sometime tomorrow afternoon
or evening.

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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Paducah KY
1201 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

.Another 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall through Saturday night will
aggravate flooding across the Region...

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Hardin-Alexander-Pulaski-Massac-Gibson-Pike-Posey-Vanderburgh-
Warrick-Spencer-Fulton-Hickman-Carlisle-Ballard-McCracken-Graves-
Livingston-Marshall-Calloway-Crittenden-Lyon-Trigg-Caldwell-
Union KY-Webster-Hopkins-Christian-Henderson-Daviess-McLean-
Muhlenberg-Todd-Perry MO-Bollinger-Cape Girardeau-Wayne MO-Carter-
Ripley-Butler-Stoddard-Scott-Mississippi-New Madrid-
Including the cities of Mount Vernon, Fairfield, Albion,
Mount Carmel, Pinckneyville, West Frankfort, McLeansboro, Carmi,
Carbondale, Murphysboro, Herrin, Harrisburg, Shawneetown,
Jonesboro, Vienna, Golconda, Elizabethtown, Cairo, Mound City,
Metropolis, Fort Branch, Petersburg, Poseyville, Evansville,
Boonville, Rockport, Hickman, Clinton, Bardwell, Wickliffe,
Paducah, Mayfield, Smithland, Benton, Murray, Marion, Eddyville,
Cadiz, Princeton, Morganfield, Dixon, Madisonville, Hopkinsville,
Henderson, Owensboro, Calhoun, Greenville, Elkton, Perryville,
Marble Hill, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Piedmont, Van Buren,
Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Bloomfield, Sikeston, Charleston,
and New Madrid
1201 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...

The Flood Watch continues for

* All of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western Kentucky,
  and southeast Missouri.

* Through late Saturday night

* Periods of showers and thunderstorms will produce another 1.5 to
  3 inches of rainfall through Saturday night. Isolated higher
  amounts will be possible. With our grounds well saturated from
  all the recent rainfall, totaling 3 to 5 inches on average since
  rains began Tuesday night, the result will be worsening flood
  problems as well as an increasing potential for flash flooding.

* Additional rains will aggravate already ongoing flooding of area
  rivers and tributaries across the region. Smaller streams and
  creeks not currently in flood will fill up and overspill their
  banks quickly, heightening the flood threat. In addition,
  elevated water levels in low lying and poor drainage areas, as
  well as waters that may not yet have receded from antecedent
  rainfall, may lead to road closures due to high water crossings.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Heed all flood warning signs, and never cross a flooded roadway.
Turn around and don`t drown! Remember it is harder to see rising
waters at night. Seek high ground immediately if you encounter an
area with rising waters.

&&

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