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County,
Flash Flood Watch issued July 06 at 10:53PM CDT until July 08 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 10:53 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2015
Expires: 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

...HEAVY RAINFALL LIKELY FROM TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY...
.A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TONIGHT...AND
THEN STALL OUT ALONG OR JUST NORTH OF INTERSTATE 44 FROM TUESDAY
THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THIS FRONT WILL INTERACT WITH A TROPICAL
AIRMASS TO PRODUCE PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN THROUGH AT LEAST
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE AREA.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
THE WATCH AREA...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE
HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS CURRENTLY EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHWESTERN
PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA...OR ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE
FROM JOPLIN TO LAKE OF THE OZARKS.
SOILS ARE ALREADY SATURATED ACROSS THE REGION...AND MANY CREEKS...
STREAMS AND RIVERS ARE ALREADY RUNNING ABOVE NORMAL. THIS
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO FLOODING OF STREAMS
AND RIVERS IN SOME AREAS...ALONG WITH THE FLOODING OF MANY LOW
WATER CROSSINGS.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS...BOURBON...CHEROKEE
AND CRAWFORD. IN MISSOURI...BARRY...BARTON...BENTON...
CAMDEN...CEDAR...CHRISTIAN...DADE...DALLAS...DENT...DOUGLAS...
GREENE...HICKORY...JASPER...LACLEDE...LAWRENCE...MARIES...
MCDONALD...MILLER...MORGAN...NEWTON...OZARK...PHELPS...POLK...
PULASKI...ST. CLAIR...STONE...TANEY...TEXAS...VERNON...
WEBSTER AND WRIGHT.
* THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING
* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN WILL INCREASE TONIGHT
AND CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH WEDNESDAY. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR INCHES ARE CURRENTLY EXPECTED
ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
THE HIGHEST RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH WEDNESDAY ARE CURRENTLY
EXPECTED TO OCCUR ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM JOPLIN TO
LAKE OF THE OZARKS.
* SOILS ARE ALREADY SATURATED ACROSS THE REGION...AND MANY
CREEKS...STREAMS AND RIVERS ARE ALREADY RUNNING ABOVE NORMAL.
THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING
OF STREAMS...FLOOD PRONE AREAS...AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS.
FLOODING OF LARGER MAIN STEM RIVERS MAY ALSO OCCUR.
THOSE CAMPING OR FLOATING ALONG AREA STREAMS AND RIVERS SHOULD BE
ALERT FOR RISING WATER LEVELS.
RIVERS POTENTIALLY IMPACTED BY FLOODING INCLUDE THE OSAGE...MARMATON...SPRING
...ELK...JAMES...AND GASCONADE.

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