Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flash Flood Warning for Barry County

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
940 AM CDT THU MAR 25 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPRINGFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
BARRY COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...

* UNTIL 300 PM CDT

* AT 932 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN
AREA OF SLOW MOVING HEAVY RAINFALL MOVING INTO THE WARNING AREA.
RADAR ESTIMATED HOURLY RAINFALL RATES OF A HALF INCH TO LOCALLY AN
INCH PER HOUR CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH 1 PM. THE SATURATED GROUND
FROM RECENT RAIN AND SNOW MELT WILL CAUSE ANY PRECIPITATION TO
GO INTO RUNOFF CAUSING RAPID RISES ON CREEKS WITH THE POTENTIAL
TO FLOOD LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND OTHER LOW WATER AREAS.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
CASSVILLE...MONETT...EXETER...PURDY...SELIGMAN...WASHBURN...
WHEATON...TABLE ROCK LAKE...ROARING RIVER STATE PARK...HIGHWAY 39
AT FLAT CREEK NEAR JENKINS...HIGHWAY 39 AT FLAT CREEK SOUTH OF
JENKINS...HIGHWAY 76 1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF CASSVILLE...ROUTE C JUST
SOUTH OF MCDOWELL...ROUTE U...1 MILE EAST OF BUTTERFIELD...ROUTE
U...8 MILES EAST OF PURDY AND ROUTE Y AT FLAT CREEK JUST NORTHEAST
OF CASSVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS
FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW INCHES OF
SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.