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County,
Flash Flood Watch issued May 23 at 7:02PM CDT until May 25 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 7:02 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015
Expires: 7 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015

...HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING THIS WEEKEND...
.A SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING SEVERAL ROUNDS OF MODERATE
TO HEAVY RAINFALL THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE MOST WIDESPREAD AND
HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL FALL FROM TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT
OVER SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO WESTERN MISSOURI. RAINFALL MAY LINGER
TO THE SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 44 INTO MEMORIAL DAY. THOSE WITH
RECREATIONAL PLANS ALONG AREA RIVERS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND SHOULD
CLOSELY MONITOR RIVER LEVELS.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...
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...BARTON...BENTON...CEDAR...DADE...
HICKORY...MORGAN...POLK...ST. CLAIR AND VERNON.
* THROUGH MONDAY MORNING
* MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT
SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI THIS WEEKEND. MODERATE
TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT OVER SOUTHEAST KANSAS
AND FAR WESTERN MISSOURI WITH A SLOW EASTWARD SPREAD TOWARD THE
HIGHWAY 65 CORRIDOR ON SUNDAY. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL WILL OCCUR
ALONG AND WEST OF INTERSTATE 49 THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. TOTAL
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE AND A HALF TO THREE INCHES ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.
* THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL
STREAMS AND LOW WATER CROSSINGS AS WELL AS SIGNIFICANT RISES
AND FLOODING OF SOME MAIN STEM RIVERS.
THE OSAGE...LITTLE OSAGE...MARMATON AND SPRING RIVER BASINS WILL
LIKELY BE IMPACTED AND COULD EXPERIENCE FLOODING.
THOSE WITH OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL PLANS OVER SOUTHEAST KANSAS INTO
WESTERN MISSOURI THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND INCLUDING CAMPING AND
FLOATING ALONG AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RISING
WATER LEVELS.

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