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  • FloodWatch for Leavenworth County, Kansas
  • FLOOD WATCH
  • Effective: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 8:14 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, May 21, 2010 at 1 a.m.
  • FLOOD WATCHNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KANSAS CITY/PLEASANT HILL MO814 PM CDT WED MAY 19 2010...HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY....A SLOW MOVING UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM WESTERN INTOCENTRAL KANSAS DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...AND WILL CONTINUETO SPREAD RAIN ACROSS EASTERN KANSAS...WESTERN AND CENTRAL MISSOURI.THIS SYSTEM WILL TAP INTO BETTER MOISTURE AS IT TRACKS INTO EASTERNKANSAS LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING...ALLOWING FOR WIDESPREADSHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE ENTIREREGION. THE HEAVIEST RAIN IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AS LOW LEVEL WINDSINCREASE THE MOISTURE FLOW INTO THE REGION. AS THIS STORM SYSTEMSLOWLY TRACKS ACROSS MISSOURI...PERIODS OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE INTOTHURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO TAPER IN COVERAGE ANDINTENSITY BY MID-AFTERNOON THURSDAY ACROSS EASTERN KANSAS AND WESTERNMISSOURI...HOWEVER THE BREAK IN THE RAIN MAY BE SHORT-LIVED AS THUNDERSTORMSMAY DEVELOP IN THE MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS THAT WILL BE IN PLACEOVER THE REGION DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. WITH MUCH OF THE AREASTILL SATURATED FROM HEAVY RAINFALL LAST WEEK...AND MANY RIVERS STILLRUNNING ABOVE NORMAL LEVELS...THIS ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN IS LIKELY TOLEAD TO ADDITIONAL FLOODING PROBLEMS FOR AREA CREEKS AND RIVERS.KSZ057-060-103>105-MOZ020>023-028>033-037>040-043>046-053-054-200915-/O.CON.KEAX.FA.A.0007.000000T0000Z-100521T0600Z//00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/MIAMI-LINN KS-LEAVENWORTH-WYANDOTTE-JOHNSON KS-BUCHANAN-CLINTON-CALDWELL-LIVINGSTON-PLATTE-CLAY-RAY-CARROLL-CHARITON-RANDOLPH-JACKSON-LAFAYETTE-SALINE-HOWARD-CASS-JOHNSON MO-PETTIS-COOPER-BATES-HENRY-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PAOLA...MOUND CITY...LEAVENWORTH...KANSAS CITY KS...OVERLAND PARK...OLATHE...ST. JOSEPH...PLATTSBURG...KINGSTON...HAMILTON...POLO...CHILLICOTHE...PARKVILLE...PLATTE CITY...WESTON...LIBERTY...EXCELSIOR SPRINGS...RICHMOND...CARROLLTON...SALISBURY...KEYTESVILLE...MOBERLY...KANSAS CITY...INDEPENDENCE...LEXINGTON...CONCORDIA...MARSHALL...FAYETTE...NEW FRANKLIN...RAYMORE...HARRISONVILLE...PLEASANT HILL...WARRENSBURG...SEDALIA...BOONVILLE...BUTLER...RICH HILL...CLINTON814 PM CDT WED MAY 19 2010...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR* PORTIONS OF KANSAS AND MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWINGAREAS...IN KANSAS...JOHNSON KS...LEAVENWORTH...LINN KS...MIAMIAND WYANDOTTE. IN MISSOURI...BATES...BUCHANAN...CALDWELL...CARROLL...CASS...CHARITON...CLAY...CLINTON...COOPER...HENRY...HOWARD...JACKSON...JOHNSON MO...LAFAYETTE...LIVINGSTON...PETTIS...PLATTE...RANDOLPH...RAY AND SALINE.* THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT* MODERATE TO AT TIMES HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TONIGHT...WITHADDITIONAL PERIODS OF RAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. TOTALPRECIPITATION AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 1 TO 2 INCHES IN THE WATCH AREAARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS PERIOD. THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL IS EXPECTEDTO BE ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE MISSOURI RIVER.* AS THE RAIN ENDS TOMORROW AFTERNOON...THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP INTHE MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS THAT WILL BE IN PLACE IN AREAS SOUTHOF THE MISSOURI RIVER THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THESE THUNDERSTORMS HAVETHE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL...WHICH COULD LEADTO FLASH FLOODING IN ADDITION TO AREAL AND RIVER FLOODING.* FLOODING OF LARGER RIVERS AND THEIR TRIBUTARIES WILL BEPOSSIBLE AS AS THIS LATEST ROUND OF RAIN IS EXPECTED TO FALLON ALREADY SATURATED GROUND. ANY EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WOULDENHANCE PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS LEADING TO MORE RAPID FLOODINGAND THEREFORE MINOR FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AS WELL.A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ONCURRENT FORECASTS.YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLEFLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BEPREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.$$SF

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