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County,
Flood Watch issued December 20 at 1:00PM CST until December 22 at 12:00AM CST by NWS
Effective: 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
Expires: midnight on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013

...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED TO END THE WEEK...
.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP AND TRACK NORTHEAST
ACROSS THE REGION FROM LATE TODAY INTO SUNDAY. STRONG LIFT
COMBINED WITH SIGNIFICANT GULF MOISTURE WILL SET THE STAGE FOR
PERIODS OF HEAVY RAINFALL FROM THIS EVENING INTO SATURDAY
EVENING. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS
POSSIBLE ALONG AND EAST OF A SALEM TO BULL SHOALS LAKE LINE.
GIVEN THE RECENT SNOW MELT ACROSS THE REGION...SOILS ARE ALREADY
SATURATED. ABUNDANT RUNOFF IS THEREFORE ANTICIPATED AND MAY RESULT
IN FLOODING.
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM CST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL MISSOURI...SOUTH CENTRAL MISSOURI AND
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN
CENTRAL MISSOURI...MARIES...PHELPS AND PULASKI. IN SOUTH
CENTRAL MISSOURI...DENT...HOWELL...OREGON...SHANNON AND
TEXAS. IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...BARRY...CHRISTIAN...DOUGLAS...
GREENE...LACLEDE...MCDONALD...OZARK...STONE...TANEY...WEBSTER
AND WRIGHT.
* FROM 6 PM CST THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING
* PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED FROM LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND
EASTERN MISSOURI OZARKS...GENERALLY ALONG AND EAST OF A
VIENNA TO SPRINGFIELD TO ANDERSON LINE. STORM TOTAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH LOCALIZED
HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ALONG AND EAST OF A SALEM TO
BULL SHOALS LAKE LINE.
* LOW LYING AREAS...LOW WATER CROSSINGS...AND OTHER FLOOD PRONE
LOCATIONS WILL BE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING LATE
THIS WEEK. FLOODING OF MAIN STEM RIVERS WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE
YOUR CAR OR TRUCK THROUGH A FLOODED ROADWAY...FIND AN
ALTERNATE ROUTE INSTEAD. REMEMBER...TURN AROUND...DON`T
DROWN.

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