Monday, March 26, 2018

Heavy rain today expected to lead to flooding Tuesday in Joplin, southwest Missouri

...Heavy rain may lead to flooding tonight into Tuesday...

.Significant moisture return will continue to occur ahead of an
approaching storm system. Showers and thunderstorms with heavy
rain are expected ahead of a cold front on tonight into Tuesday
across much of southwest and south central Missouri, mainly along
and south of the Interstate 44 corridor. Two to locally four
inches of rain is expected from Monday night into Tuesday. Heavier
bands of embedded rainfall will likely occur where some localized
higher amounts will be possible. This will likely lead to some
flooding across the watch area.

Including the cities of Aurora Springs, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Vichy,
Osage Beach, Camdenton, Decaturville, Roach,
Village of Four Seasons, Fort Leonard Wood, Laquey, Waynesville,
Northwye, Rolla, Bolivar, Buffalo, Charity, Foose, March, Plad,
Windyville, Olive, Lynchburg, Lebanon, Plato, Roby, Bendavis,
Huggins, Lake Spring, Bangert, Darien, Gladden, Howes, Jadwin,
Salem, Joplin, Carthage, Greenfield, Lockwood, Meinert,
Springfield, Marshfield, Northview, Seymour, Rogersville, Dawson,
Graff, Mountain Grove, Duncan, Mansfield, Neosho, Aurora,
Mount Vernon, Marionville, Nixa, Christian Center, Ozark,
Selmore, Vanzant, Ava, Goodhope, Rome, Squires, Dogwood, Pomona,
Pottersville, Siloam Springs, South Fork, West Plains,
White Church, Teresita, Winona, Birch Tree, Montier, Anderson,
Noel, Goodman, South West City, Pineville, Rocky Comfort, Monett,
Madry, Cassville, Kimberling City, Crane, Elsey, Indian Point,
Silver Dollar City, Branson, Hollister, Kirbyville,
Edgewater Beach, Forsyth, Ozark Beach, Powersite, and Wasola
345 AM CDT Mon Mar 26 2018


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Missouri, east central Missouri, south
  central Missouri, and southwest Missouri, including the
  following areas, in central Missouri, Camden, Maries, Miller,
  and Pulaski. In east central Missouri, Phelps. In south
  central Missouri, Dent, Howell, Shannon, and Texas. In
  southwest Missouri, Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas,
  Greene, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Ozark,
  Polk, Stone, Taney, Webster, and Wright.

* From this evening through Tuesday evening

* Heavy rainfall of widespread two to locally four inches of

* Low lying areas and areas near streams or creeks will be the
  most likely to flood. Many low water crossing which typically
  flood during heavy rain events will likely experience some


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.

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