New Madrid Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 10:04 PM CST Feb. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at New Madrid
* until further notice.
* At 9:00 PM Saturday the stage was 34.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 34.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 41.0 feet by
Friday morning then begin falling.

Lat... Lon 3662 8962 3669 8927 3651 8918 3650 8935
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839 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Tiptonville
* from Sunday February 25 until Wednesday March 14.
* At 08 PM Saturday the stage was 36.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Maximum forecast stage of 43.0 feet on Thursday March 01.
* Flood stage is 37.0 feet.
* Forecast to rise above flood stage by Sunday February 25 and
continue to rise to near 43.0 feet by Thursday March 01.The river
will fall below flood stage by Wednesday March 14.
* At 43.0 feet... in Tennessee, Cates Landing-New Markham Road is
flooded just east of Pea Ridge Road... making evacuation difficult.

Lat... Lon 3650 8957 3650 8938 3623 8948 3623 8977

1238 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

The National Weather Service in Paducah has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Pulaski County in southern Illinois...
Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Fulton County in western Kentucky...
Hickman County in western Kentucky...
Carlisle County in western Kentucky...
Ballard County in western Kentucky...
Mississippi County in southeastern Missouri...
Scott County in southeastern Missouri...
New Madrid County in southeastern Missouri...
southeastern Ripley County in southeastern Missouri...
Stoddard County in southeastern Missouri...
Butler County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 300 PM CST Sunday

* at 1226 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain which will cause flooding were moving into the warned
area. Since Thursday, radar estimates of one and half to three and
a half inches of rain fallen across the area.

Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches is expected to fall
between 1 PM until midnight this Saturday. This will only cause
already swollen creeks and streams to rise and keep low-lying
roadways flooded. Anyone planning travel overnight should be extra
cautious and avoid flooded areas, when it is more difficult to see
the dangers.

Should intense, but short duration rainfall occur at any one
location that may cause a hazard to life and property, a Flash Flood
Warning could be issued for that area as well.

This Flood Warning may be cancelled earlier on Sunday, should water
recede faster than expected from flooded areas. Please report any
flooding to law enforcement, so that they can relay it to the
National Weather Service in Paducah.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

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