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County,
Flash Flood Watch issued May 23 at 7:02PM CDT until May 25 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS
Effective: 7:02 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015
Expires: 7 p.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 EVENING...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS...BARRY...CHRISTIAN...GREENE...JASPER...LAWRENCE...
MCDONALD...NEWTON...STONE AND TANEY.
* THROUGH MONDAY EVENING
* MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL IMPACT THE
WATCH AREA THIS WEEKEND. MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL DEVELOP
TONIGHT 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 SUNDAY NIGHT. TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF ONE AND
A HALF TO NEAR THREE INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY MEMORIAL DAY.
* 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 ELK...SPRING...AND SOUTHERN JAMES 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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