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Hydrologic Outlook


423 AM CST Sat Feb 22 2020

...Flood Impacts Possible through Early Next Week...

A potent storm system will combine with strong lift and anomalous
moisture to produce a widespread rain event Sunday through Monday.
At this time, we expect liquid equivalent amounts of one to two
inches for much of central, southern, and eastern Kansas. Max
precipitation amounts could approach 2 to 2.50".

Rainfall amounts of this magnitude are less common this time of
year, and could potentially push much of the area into a top-10 to
top-15 wettest start to a year.

Cold or frozen ground combined with anomalous rainfall amounts and
recent precipitation events could lead to some minor and nuisance
level flooding impacts, including increased areas of standing
water in fields and low-lying areas, some ponding of water in
urban areas, and the possibility of difficult travel on dirt roads.

Rises on creeks, streams, and rivers are possible as well. If the
higher end amounts closer to two inches occur, a few rivers could
near, or exceed, flood stage.

If the threat of more impactful or widespread flooding increases,
a Flood Watch may be necessary. Stay tuned for updates through
this weekend.



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