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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 3:01 AM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Massac County in southern Illinois...
southern Pope County in southern Illinois...
Calloway County in western Kentucky...
Livingston County in western Kentucky...
Crittenden County in western Kentucky...
Caldwell County in western Kentucky...
Marshall County in western Kentucky...
McCracken County in western Kentucky...
Trigg County in western Kentucky...
southwestern Hopkins County in northwestern Kentucky...
Graves County in western Kentucky...
Lyon County in western 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...
Paducah, Murray, Mayfield, Metropolis, Princeton, Benton, Marion,
Calvert City, Cadiz, Eddyville, Marion in Crittenden County, Lone
Oak, Land Between The Lakes area, Princeton in Caldwell County,
Reidland, Benton in Marshall County, Brookport, Salem, Golconda and
Olney.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


Lat... Lon 3695 8881 3730 8893 3742 8839 3740 8836
      3752 8800 3747 8798 3748 8793 3741 8793
      3742 8786 3737 8781 3732 8785 3732 8780
      3720 8777 3715 8768 3700 8773 3696 8766
      3664 8770 3668 8807 3651 8804 3650 8881



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.