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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 3:05 AM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
east central Warrick County in southwestern Indiana...
Spencer County in southwestern Indiana...
southeastern Henderson County in northwestern Kentucky...
east central Caldwell County in western Kentucky...
northeastern Trigg County in western Kentucky...
Hopkins County in northwestern Kentucky...
Daviess County in northwestern Kentucky...
Muhlenberg County in south central Kentucky...
Christian County in south central Kentucky...
McLean County in northwestern Kentucky...
Todd County in south central Kentucky...
southeastern Union County in northwestern Kentucky...
Webster County in northwestern Kentucky...

* until 300 PM CST Saturday

* rain showers have been widely scattered overnight allowing for a
break in the heavy rainfall. However, showers and thunderstorms
will move across the area again later today and this evening,
resulting in additional rainfall of up to 2 inches, possibly
higher amounts with stronger thunderstorm activity. This will only
serve to worsen existing areal flood issues across the warned area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Owensboro, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Oak Grove, Central City,
Providence, Dawson Springs, Rockport, Elkton, Calhoun, Fort
Campbell north, Greenville in Muhlenberg County, Clarksville,
Sebree, Dale, Guthrie, Earlington, Livermore, Nortonville and Clay.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.


Lat... Lon 3790 8699 3779 8682 3767 8682 3748 8713
      3734 8714 3735 8701 3709 8689 3706 8705
      3664 8706 3664 8769 3696 8767 3700 8774
      3715 8768 3719 8777 3738 8781 3752 8800
      3788 8727 3820 8702 3821 8679 3800 8677




1049 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Newburgh dam
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 PM Friday the stage was 47.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 38.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 50.0 feet by
early Tuesday morning. Additional rises may be possible
thereafter.
* Impact... at 48.0 feet... water approaches part of in 66 about 1 mile
downstream from The Lock and dam.


Lat... Lon 3801 8745 3790 8721 3780 8728 3787 8745





1049 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at Owensboro
* until further notice.
* At 3:23 am Friday the stage was 43.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 40.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 46.9 feet by
Monday evening then begin falling.


Lat... Lon 3790 8721 3789 8712 3806 8681 3794 8682
      3771 8710 3780 8728




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:06 AM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through late tonight.

* Showers and thunderstorms will be on the increase today, peaking
in coverage and intensity later this afternoon and evening as a
cold front approaches. With ground conditions already saturated,
any additional rain from thunderstorms will only worsen existing
areal flooding. Additionally, heavier rainfall rates from
strong thunderstorms could easily produce dangerous 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 more 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.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 4:06 AM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

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

* Through late tonight.

* Showers and thunderstorms will be on the increase today, peaking
in coverage and intensity later this afternoon and evening as a
cold front approaches. With ground conditions already saturated,
any additional rain from thunderstorms will only worsen existing
areal flooding. Additionally, heavier rainfall rates from
strong thunderstorms could easily produce dangerous 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 more 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.