Severe Weather Alerts - Richards, MO

  • Flash Flood Watch

    Flash Flood Watch in effect until Wednesday, 7:00 PM CDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...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

* THIS AFTERNOON...SHOWERS AND A FEW EMBEDDED STORMS WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA. POCKETS OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE POSSIBLE
WHERE HEAVIER SHOWERS TRAIN...OR REPEATED MOVE ACROSS THE SAME
AREA. ADDITIONAL WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL
DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AS LOW PRESSURE
MOVES NORTHEAST ALONG A FRONT THAT IS STALLED OVER THE AREA.
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 TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY ARE CURRENTLY EXPECTED ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF THE
INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR.

* 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 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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Richards, MO Radar