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Flood Warning
Issued: 1:52 PM CST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Hazleton.
* Until further notice.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is forecast to have a maximum value of 25.8
feet early Thursday morning.
* At 26.0 feet... people in residential Cabins on the riverward side of
the levee generally relocate. Many local roads are completely
impassable. Oil fields are inaccessible. The remaining water
pumps are installed on the west end of Hazleton.


Lat... Lon 3851 8744 3844 8760 3841 8773 3843 8773
      3852 8755 3854 8744




252 PM EST sun Feb 25 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the White River at Petersburg.
* Until further notice.
* At 1:30 PM Sunday the stage was 22.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 25.1 feet by
Thursday evening then begin falling.
* At 25.0 feet... a flood has exceeded this level each year since
January 2004, 6 out of 7 years since may 2002 and 10 times since
may 1990. Of these 10 recent floods, 7 of them have exceeded the
25.8 foot mark with the January 2005 flood the largest since
January 1937. Prior to may 1990, one must go back to March 1964
for a flood above 25 feet and back to may 1961 for a flood over 26
feet. The greatest known flood to strike the Petersburg area
occurred in March 1913.


Lat... Lon 3852 8722 3850 8729 3851 8744 3854 8744
      3855 8736 3853 8729 3856 8723




152 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wabash River at Mount Carmel.
* Until further notice.
* At 12:45 PM Sunday the stage was 21.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 29.9 feet by
Saturday evening then begin falling.
* At 30.0 feet... extensive flooding in progress on the northern
outskirts of Mount Carmel and in western Gibson County Indiana with
some evacuations needed. Flooding may cause some evacuations and
relocation of motorized land vehicles. Numerous local river roads
are flooded. Beall Woods State Park has 160-200 acres flooded.
High water backs up into Bon pas creek. Browns, Illinois may be
surrounded by water if heavy local rain occurs. River is 3 miles
wide at I-64.


Lat... Lon 3846 8765 3828 8781 3822 8794 3822 8800
      3827 8800 3847 8777




252 PM EST sun Feb 25 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wabash River at Vincennes.
* Until further notice.
* At 1:45 PM Sunday the stage was 17.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 26.3 feet by
Friday evening then begin falling.
* At 26.0 feet... flood fighting becomes serious. Rural levees are
near or above critical stage. Extensive flooding along old Terre
Haute Road. Many river Cabins flood. Water is 3 to 4 feet deep at
Vincennes boat club. Numerous local roads flood.


Lat... Lon 3887 8750 3874 8746 3846 8764 3847 8778
      3871 8756 3886 8756




856 am CST sun Feb 25 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Wabash River at New Harmony
* until further notice.
* At 8:30 am Sunday the stage was 16.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 21.7 feet by
Monday morning... March 5th.
* Impact... at 21.0 feet... the river is 3 miles wide at I-64.


Lat... Lon 3816 8799 3815 8790 3797 8799 3781 8801
      3780 8809 3789 8810




Public Information Statement
Issued: 6:56 PM CST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2018 Murray, KY tornado event

.Murray, KY tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105 mph
path length /statute/: 1.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Feb 24 2018
start time: 751 PM CST
start location: southwest side of Murray

End date: Feb 24 2018
end time: 753 PM CST
end location: south-southeast side of Murray

Survey summary:
tornado began in the city, several blocks west of Highway 641,
and ended on the east edge of the city at the Clarks river
floodplain. At least 40 homes were damaged in the south part of
Murray, primarily due to shingle loss. Two homes were a total
loss, with roof decking removed, windows blown out, and part of an
exterior wall caved in due to projectile impacts. At least four
businesses were damaged, with the majority of the roof removed
from one. Dozens of trees were uprooted or broken.


Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


Surveyors: rls/AR

656 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2018 Murray, KY tornado event

.Murray, KY tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 105 mph
path length /statute/: 1.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 100 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Feb 24 2018
start time: 751 PM CST
start location: southwest side of Murray

End date: Feb 24 2018
end time: 753 PM CST
end location: south-southeast side of Murray

Survey summary:
tornado began in the city, several blocks west of Highway 641,
and ended on the east edge of the city at the Clarks river
floodplain. At least 40 homes were damaged in the south part of
Murray, primarily due to shingle loss. Two homes were a total
loss, with roof decking removed, windows blown out, and part of an
exterior wall caved in due to projectile impacts. At least four
businesses were damaged, with the majority of the roof removed
from one. Dozens of trees were uprooted or broken.


Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


Surveyors: rls/AR


452 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2018 McCracken County tornado event...

.McCracken County Kentucky tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 0.15 mile or 200 yards
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Feb 24 2018
start time: 738 PM CST
start location: 2 miles southeast of Lone Oak, KY
start lat/lon: 37.0097 -88.6386

End date: Feb 24 2018
end time: 739 PM CST
end location: 2 miles southeast of Lone Oak, KY


Survey summary:
eyewitness account of tornado. Large Pine trees uprooted and
snapped. A few shingles off garage and house.


Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.


Surveyor... Hooper


452 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2018 McCracken County tornado event...

.McCracken County Kentucky tornado...

Rating: EF-0
estimated peak wind: 65 mph
path length /statute/: 0.15 mile or 200 yards
path width /maximum/: 50 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: Feb 24 2018
start time: 738 PM CST
start location: 2 miles southeast of Lone Oak, KY
start lat/lon: 37.0097 -88.6386

End date: Feb 24 2018
end time: 739 PM CST
end location: 2 miles southeast of Lone Oak, KY


Survey summary:
eyewitness account of tornado. Large Pine trees uprooted and
snapped. A few shingles off garage and house.


Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.


Surveyor... Hooper

359 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2017 Christian County tornado event...

.Hopkinsville Kentucky tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 135 mph
path length: 5.8 miles
path width: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 9

Start date: February 24, 2018
start time: 8:44 PM CST
start location: south side of Hopkinsville

End date: February 24, 2018
end time: 8:51 PM CST
end location: 5.5 miles east of Hopkinsville

Summary:
three apartment buildings near the intersection of the pennyrile
parkway and Pembroke Road were destroyed with the roof and most
walls blown down on the second story. Another apartment building was
heavily damaged. All injuries occurred in the apartment complex. One
car was flipped and blown some distance with 2 others blown from
their original positions and several others damaged. At least 4
retail buildings sustained major roof and siding damage with windows
and doors blown in or broken. Four barns were heavily damaged or
flattened and four houses sustained mainly minor roof damage. Two
large commercial buildings were damaged with one sustaining major
roof and wall damage. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted.
Tornado began approximately 1/2 mile west of intersection of Fort
Campbell Blvd and pennyrile parkway and ended 5.5 miles east of
Hopkinsville just east of Overby Lane.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note: the information in this statement is preliminary and subject
to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


Sp

359 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2017 Christian County tornado event...

.Hopkinsville Kentucky tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 135 mph
path length: 5.8 miles
path width: 200 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 9

Start date: February 24, 2018
start time: 8:44 PM CST
start location: south side of Hopkinsville

End date: February 24, 2018
end time: 8:51 PM CST
end location: 5.5 miles east of Hopkinsville

Summary:
three apartment buildings near the intersection of the pennyrile
parkway and Pembroke Road were destroyed with the roof and most
walls blown down on the second story. Another apartment building was
heavily damaged. All injuries occurred in the apartment complex. One
car was flipped and blown some distance with 2 others blown from
their original positions and several others damaged. At least 4
retail buildings sustained major roof and siding damage with windows
and doors blown in or broken. Four barns were heavily damaged or
flattened and four houses sustained mainly minor roof damage. Two
large commercial buildings were damaged with one sustaining major
roof and wall damage. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted.
Tornado began approximately 1/2 mile west of intersection of Fort
Campbell Blvd and pennyrile parkway and ended 5.5 miles east of
Hopkinsville just east of Overby Lane.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note: the information in this statement is preliminary and subject
to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


Sp


218 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2017 New Madrid County tornado event...

.Matthews Missouri tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 120 mph
path length: 1 mile
path width: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: a few minor injuries caused by windows blown
out at rest home

Start date: February 24, 2018
start time: 6:30 PM CST
start location: south side of Matthews

End date: February 24, 2018
end time: 6:33 PM CST
end location: 1 mile east of Matthews

Dozens of homes with roofs partially or completely torn off. Semi
trucks blown over and destroyed. Numerous buildings destroyed.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note: the information in this statement is preliminary and subject
to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


Sp

218 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... NWS damage survey for 2/24/2017 New Madrid County tornado event...

.Matthews Missouri tornado...

Rating: EF-2
estimated peak wind: 120 mph
path length: 1 mile
path width: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: a few minor injuries caused by windows blown
out at rest home

Start date: February 24, 2018
start time: 6:30 PM CST
start location: south side of Matthews

End date: February 24, 2018
end time: 6:33 PM CST
end location: 1 mile east of Matthews

Dozens of homes with roofs partially or completely torn off. Semi
trucks blown over and destroyed. Numerous buildings destroyed.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note: the information in this statement is preliminary and subject
to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


Sp


112 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... Quad state residents and travelers urged to avoid flooded areas...

Although the rain is gone and the over land flood warnings from
the National Weather Service in Paducah have been lifted, you
strongly urged to stay away from flooded roadways and low lying
areas the next few days.

Many Highway and emergency management crews have placed Road closure
signs up across many of the flooded roadways across the region.
Several roads across the area have been seriously damaged due to
the excessive rainfall this past week.

Please do not attempt to travel around these signs or barricades.
They have been put up for your safety! You are placing yourself
and those who may have to Rescue you in serious danger, if you
disregard the signs and barricades associated with flooded areas.

Due to the widespread river flooding on the Ohio River and its
tributaries, as well as some locations on the Mississippi River,
many smaller creeks and streams feeding into these rivers will not
drain for several hours and possibly up to a week.

Keep small children and pets away from swollen waterways and fast
moving waters as the water slowly recedes.

Be especially cautious while traveling at night, since it may be more
difficult to see the dangers of flooded roads in time.

If find yourself approaching a flooded roadway, please "turn
around, don't drown".


Smith

112 PM CST sun Feb 25 2018

... Quad state residents and travelers urged to avoid flooded areas...

Although the rain is gone and the over land flood warnings from
the National Weather Service in Paducah have been lifted, you
strongly urged to stay away from flooded roadways and low lying
areas the next few days.

Many Highway and emergency management crews have placed Road closure
signs up across many of the flooded roadways across the region.
Several roads across the area have been seriously damaged due to
the excessive rainfall this past week.

Please do not attempt to travel around these signs or barricades.
They have been put up for your safety! You are placing yourself
and those who may have to Rescue you in serious danger, if you
disregard the signs and barricades associated with flooded areas.

Due to the widespread river flooding on the Ohio River and its
tributaries, as well as some locations on the Mississippi River,
many smaller creeks and streams feeding into these rivers will not
drain for several hours and possibly up to a week.

Keep small children and pets away from swollen waterways and fast
moving waters as the water slowly recedes.

Be especially cautious while traveling at night, since it may be more
difficult to see the dangers of flooded roads in time.

If find yourself approaching a flooded roadway, please "turn
around, don't drown".


Smith


825 am EST Tue Feb 20 2018

To: subscribers:
         -NOAA weather wire service
         -emergency managers weather information network
         -noaaport
         other NWS partners and NWS employees

From: al shipe
         service hydrologist
         WFO Indianapolis, Indiana

Subject: relocation of forecast site for the Wabash River at Terre
         Haute

The forecast location for the Wabash River at Terre Haute will move
from the current site at the Indiana America water company to a New
Site 3,400 feet downstream. The new location will be near the
Theodore dreiser Memorial bridge eastbound Lane of U.S. Highway 150.
This change will occur by April 1, 2018. Forecasts for the Indiana
America water company site will continue through March 31, 2018.

At the New Site, river readings and forecast levels will be 2.0-2.5
feet higher than at the current site. The NWS has adjusted impact
levels for Terre Haute according to the new gauge placement. The
flood stage has been adjusted from 14 feet to 16.5 feet.

The U.S. Geological survey will conduct monitoring and analysis at
the New Site to ensure it produces flow and stage information of the
current site to tie back to the long-term record.


825 am EST Tue Feb 20 2018

To: subscribers:
         -NOAA weather wire service
         -emergency managers weather information network
         -noaaport
         other NWS partners and NWS employees

From: al shipe
         service hydrologist
         WFO Indianapolis, Indiana

Subject: relocation of forecast site for the Wabash River at Terre
         Haute

The forecast location for the Wabash River at Terre Haute will move
from the current site at the Indiana America water company to a New
Site 3,400 feet downstream. The new location will be near the
Theodore dreiser Memorial bridge eastbound Lane of U.S. Highway 150.
This change will occur by April 1, 2018. Forecasts for the Indiana
America water company site will continue through March 31, 2018.

At the New Site, river readings and forecast levels will be 2.0-2.5
feet higher than at the current site. The NWS has adjusted impact
levels for Terre Haute according to the new gauge placement. The
flood stage has been adjusted from 14 feet to 16.5 feet.

The U.S. Geological survey will conduct monitoring and analysis at
the New Site to ensure it produces flow and stage information of the
current site to tie back to the long-term record.



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