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Kansas, Wilson

Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 5:41 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

Expires 6:30 PM EDT on May 25, 2015


The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Montgomery County in southeastern Kansas...
Woodson County in southeastern Kansas...
Wilson County in southeastern Kansas...

* until 530 PM CDT Sunday

* at 535 am CDT... Doppler radar indicated heavy rainfall had exited
the warned area. However... rainfall is expected to overspread
southeast Kansas from the south again today... with additional
amounts of around one inch possible. Consequently... areas of
flooding will continue through at least early this
evening... including street flooding... flooding of various County
roads and low-lying areas... as well as flooding along the banks of
streams and creeks.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include...
Coffeyville... Independence... Neodesha... Fredonia... Cherryvale...
Caney... Yates Center... Dearing... Altoona... Elk City... Toronto...
Buffalo... Tyro... Neosho Falls... Liberty... Havana... Bolton...
Sycamore... Benedict and New Albany.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams... as well as farm and country roads. Do not
attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams... highways and underpasses in urban areas.
Additionally... country roads and farmlands along the banks of
creeks... streams and other low lying areas are subject to flooding.


Lat... Lon 3700 9597 3804 9596 3804 9552 3700 9552


Kleinsasser


249 am CDT sun may 24 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Verdigris river at Independence.
* From this afternoon until Tuesday evening.
* At 2:30 am Sunday the stage was 18.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 30.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by this afternoon and continue to
rise to near 38.3 feet by Monday morning. The river will fall below
flood stage by Tuesday morning.
* Impact... at 36.0 feet... some flooding of low lying areas and bottom
land can be expected.



                  Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed
Independence 30.0 18.9 sun 2 am 38.3 30.0 18.1


lat... Lon 3739 9573 3714 9576 3713 9555 3738 9558





246 am CDT sun may 24 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Fall River at Fredonia.
* From early this morning until Monday afternoon.
* At 2:16 am Sunday the stage was 19.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 26.7 feet by this
afternoon. The river will fall below flood stage early Monday
morning.
* Impact... at 27.0 feet... flood waters begin to encroach on
residential homes and floods half of yards along the South Bank of
river located 1 mile south of Fredonia off of Highway 96.



                  Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed
Fredonia 17.0 19.2 sun 2 am 14.9 7.5 5.7


lat... Lon 3759 9604 3739 9576 3738 9565 3750 9573
      3764 9598




243 am CDT sun may 24 2015

The National Weather Service in Wichita, KS has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Verdigris river at Altoona.
* From this morning until Monday afternoon.
* At 2:31 am Sunday the stage was 15.7 feet and rising.
* Flood stage is 19.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by this morning and continue to
rise to near 20.3 feet by this evening. The river will fall below
flood stage by early Monday morning.
* Impact... at 21.0 feet... flood waters begin to threaten outlining
facilities of the city's water plant.



                  Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed
Altoona 19.0 15.7 sun 3 am 18.8 11.9 9.3


lat... Lon 3766 9594 3750 9571 3739 9573 3739 9558
      3755 9557 3773 9584




Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:53 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 25, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of southeast Kansas... including the following
areas... Allen... Chautauqua... Elk... Greenwood... Labette...
Montgomery... Neosho... Wilson and Woodson.

* Through Monday morning.

* Showers and thunderstorms will remain possible through tonight.
Rain may be heavy at times. With grounds already saturated... any
additional rainfall will go into runoff and will likely result
in flooding. Minor river flooding is already forecast for some
of the rivers in southeast Kansas.

* Those with outdoor plans along creeks and rivers need to monitor
the weather situation closely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Remember to turn around... don't drown.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.



Howerton



Record Report

Statement as of 1:31 AM CDT on May 24, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Wichita eisenhower
National...

A record daily maximum rainfall of 1.98 inches was set at Wichita
eisenhower National Airport yesterday... may 23rd. This broke the old
record of 1.88 inches set in 1954.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on May 24, 2015


... On this date in weather history...

In 1990... four tornadoes roared across parts of central
Kansas... of which 2 reached F3 intensity. One massive F3
tornado... possessing a track 26 miles long and three
quarters of a mile wide... tore through Barton... Rice and
Ellsworth counties. Described as a huge black wall... the
tempest injured 6 and derailed 88 cars of a 125 car
freight train... some of which were stacked 3 to 4 cars
high. It caused around $500,000 damage. The second F3
tornado... believed to have touched down multiple
times... produced a path 60 miles long and around one
quarter mile wide across Rice... McPherson and Marion
counties. This tornado also hit a freight
train... derailing 87 of 103 cars. This second tornado
caused nearly $3 million damage in McPherson and Marion
counties alone. In 1962... severe thunderstorms wreaked
havoc over much of central and eastern Kansas.Reno and
Harvey counties were hit by 5 tornadoes of which 3
reached F3 intensity. Three of the tornadoes injured 6
and caused $500,000 damage. One F3 tornado destroyed a
bowling alley between Nickerson and Hutchinson... while a
second moved erratically between Burrton and Halstead.
The severe thunderstorms also bombarded these areas with
2 to 4 inch diameter hail.


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Alabama - Coastal Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Alaska - Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Arizona - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Record Report
California - High Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report
Colorado - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Georgia - Coastal Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Idaho - Record Report
Kansas - Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Flash Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory
Maine - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Special Statement
Michigan - Record Report
Minnesota - Flood Warning
Mississippi - Hydrologic Statement
Missouri - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch
Nebraska - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Nevada - Record Report
New Jersey - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
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Rhode Island - Special Statement
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South Dakota - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch
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Utah - Record Report
Vermont - Special Statement
Wyoming - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Record Report
- Small Craft Advisory
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