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Flood Warning
Issued: 10:34 PM EST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at McAlpine lower.
* Until further notice.
* At 10:00 PM Thursday the stage was 59.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 55.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 65.9 feet by
Tuesday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact... at 66.0 feet... lock is closed. Floodgates at riverport are
closed.


Lat... Lon 3824 8568 3793 8604 3809 8636 3822 8636
      3806 8605 3831 8580




1034 PM EST Thu Feb 22 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ohio River at McAlpine upper.
* Until further notice.
* At 10:00 PM Thursday the stage was 27.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 23.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 34.4 feet by
Tuesday morning. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact... at 34.0 feet... Bingham way is closed at floodgate.


Lat... Lon 3858 8539 3836 8556 3824 8568 3831 8580
      3844 8564 3863 8551




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 10:25 PM CST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Indiana and central Kentucky

* through Sunday morning

* rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected across the
watch area tonight through Sunday morning. Thunderstorms will
bring particularly high rainfall rates Saturday and Saturday
night. An additional 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is expected
through Sunday morning which will result in excessive runoff and
flooding.

* This rainfall combined with already saturated soils will lead to
excessive runoff which will cause already swollen rivers to rise
more. Significant and continued rises on the Ohio, Rolling Fork,
Kentucky, rough, and green rivers, as well as other area
streams, are expected through the weekend. In southern Indiana,
the Blue River and muscatatuck river may see significant rises.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible warnings. Those
living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take
action should flooding develop or worsen.



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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 10:25 PM CST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Indiana and central Kentucky

* through Sunday morning

* rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall are expected across the
watch area tonight through Sunday morning. Thunderstorms will
bring particularly high rainfall rates Saturday and Saturday
night. An additional 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is expected
through Sunday morning which will result in excessive runoff and
flooding.

* This rainfall combined with already saturated soils will lead to
excessive runoff which will cause already swollen rivers to rise
more. Significant and continued rises on the Ohio, Rolling Fork,
Kentucky, rough, and green rivers, as well as other area
streams, are expected through the weekend. In southern Indiana,
the Blue River and muscatatuck river may see significant rises.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible warnings. Those
living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take
action should flooding develop or worsen.



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