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Red Flag Warnings, Missouri River flooding, Severe T-storms

Posted by feww on June 14, 2011

RED FLAG WARNING in 8 STATES

Numerous rivers, streams running near or above record levels

Numerous locations on the Missouri River and its northern tributaries have exceeded record levels set in 1952 and 1993 and major flooding is expected to continue for weeks into months, NOAA said.

Major to record flooding conditions stretch from Missouri River headwaters in Montana across parts of North Dakota and South Dakota. Floodwaters continue to work their way south to Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri: NWS


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Severe weather is expected from the north-central Plains to the Tennessee Valley; rain and thunderstorms for the northern Plains, eastern Washington and Oregon to southeastern Minnesota and western Kentucky and flash flooding in southern Iowa and northern Missouri, NWS said.

Major Flooding was observed on the Missouri River and tributaries this morning (June 13) at the following locations:

  • Montana
    • Jefferson River near Three Forks
    • Musselshell River near Roundup
    • Milk River near Tampico
  • North Dakota
    • Missouri River near Williston (crest expected Tuesday at record 30 feet)
    • Souris River near Westhope
    • Souris River near Bantry (at 14.5’ expected crest June 15 at record 14.8’
    • Souris River near Towner
    • Souris River near Foxholm (record 17.33 feet set June 11, old record was 17.2’)
  • South Dakota
    • James River near Stratford
    • James River near Ashton
    • Missouri River near Greenwood (set record at 37.98’ June 8, old crest 31.89’ in 1997

Related Links

Weather Hazards Map: http://www.weather.gov/largemap.php a
Hydrometeorological Prediction Center weather threats map: http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/noaa/noaa.gif.

Outlooks from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center indicate much of the Missouri River from South Dakota to northern Missouri could be impacted by heavy rain from severe weather today. There is a Slight Risk of severe weather development today from eastern Wyoming across parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. See http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html.

See http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day2otlk.html.

See http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day3otlk.html.

River levels continue to rise on the Missouri River and some tributaries. As of this morning, automated data feeds showed 145 locations across the country at some level of flooding. Thirteen sites were at Major Flood, 35 at Moderate Flood and 97 at Minor Flood. Another 106 gauge sites were at Near Flood. See graphics at http://water.weather.gov/ahps/index.php?stage=7.

Missouri River waters are still on the rise in areas from Nebraska to Missouri. Local reports on Missouri River flooding may be found on the following web pages:

Weather Forecast Office Bismarck, North Dakota (Under Top News of the Day at) http://www.crh.noaa.gov/bis

Weather Forecast Office Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Latest Missouri River Flooding Information) http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=fsd&storyid=69349&source=0

Weather Forecast Office Omaha, Nebraska (Additional information on the Missouri River Flooding) http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=oax&storyid=69012&source=0

Weather Forecast Office Kansas City, Missouri (Flooding on the Missouri River 2011) http://www.crh.noaa.gov/eax/?n=moriverflood_2011

Weather Forecast Office St. Louis, Missouri (Latest Missouri River Flooding Information, Top News) http://www.crh.noaa.gov/lsx

Nationwide rainfall forecasts for the coming five days are at http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/qpf/qpf2.shtml.

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