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Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:11 PM CDT on May 24, 2015

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 25, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday 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... Barton... Benton... Cedar... Dade...
Hickory... Morgan... Polk... St. Clair and Vernon.

* Through Monday morning

* showers and some thunderstorms with heavy rainfall will impact
southern Missouri and extreme southeastern Kansas tonight.
Additional rainfall amounts up to one inch are expected.

* 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 Osage... Little Osage... Marmaton and Spring River basins along
with Lightning Creek will be impacted and could experience
flooding.

Those with outdoor recreational plans this Memorial Day weekend
including camping and floating along area rivers and streams
should be alert for rising water levels.

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.





Record Report

Statement as of 1:30 AM CDT on May 25, 2015


... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Joplin MO...

a record rainfall of 2.48 inches was set at Joplin MO yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 2.44 set in 1957.


Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:56 PM CDT on May 24, 2015


... NWS damage survey for 05/24/15 tornado event...

.South of Lowry City tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 100 mph
path length /statute/: 4.63 miles
path width /maximum/: 200 yards
yards fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: 05/24/2015
start time:12:15 PM CDT
start location: 3 miles south of Lowry City
start lat/lon: 38.1052/-93.7120

End date: 05/24/2015
end time: 12:20 PM CDT
end location: 3 miles northeast Lower City
end_lat/lon:38.1655/-93.6766

A NWS storm survey found that an EF-1 tornado touched
about 3 miles south of Lowry City and crossed Hwy 13. The tornado
tracked northeast and lifted on NE 1000 Road just east of Hwy nn.
The tornado severely damaged two homes and several outbuildings.
The tornado uprooted and damage numerous trees along the path. The
path was approximately 200 yards wide and about 4 and half miles
long. Maximum winds were estimated up to 100 mph.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories.

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:

The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS
storm data.


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