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Flash Flood Watch issued August 16 at 2:27PM CDT until August 17 at 7:00AM CDT by NWS
Effective: 2:27 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Expires: 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

...Heavy Rainfall Likely Into Tonight...
.Multiple rounds of torrential rainfall are expected across
portions of southeastern Kansas and western Missouri into tonight
ahead of an approaching frontal boundary. Rainfall amounts of
1 to 3 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts exceeding
5 inches possible. Given the large amount of moisture in the
atmosphere, intense rainfall rates may quickly lead to flash
flooding.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...
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, Cedar, Christian, Dade,
Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton,
Polk, St. Clair, Stone, Vernon, and Webster.
* Through Thursday morning
* Multiple rounds of torrential rainfall are expected through
tonight. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected with
localized amounts over 5 inches possible. The rain will fall
at a very rapid rate and may quickly lead to flash flooding.
* Areas that receive multiple rounds of thunderstorms will see
an increased risk for flash flooding. Rapid rises along area
creeks and streams can be expected, along with the potential
flooding of low water crossings. Motorists and campers should
be especially alert for flash flooding.

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