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Areal Flood Warning

Statement as of 9:34 AM CDT on May 27, 2015

Expires 10:30 AM EDT on May 28, 2015


The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a

* Flood Warning for small streams in...
north central Reno County in south central Kansas...
eastern Rice County in central Kansas...

* until 930 am CDT Thursday

* at 927 am CDT... local law enforcement reported on going flooding
for several rural roads due to the Little Arkansas River and small
streams in the warned area running high. The water will be slow to
recede due to very saturated ground soils. More rain is in the
forecast for tonight through Friday which could worsen the
flooding problems.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected.
However... all interested parties should take necessary precautions
immediately.

To report flooding... have the nearest law enforcement agency relay
your report to the National Weather Service forecast office.


Lat... Lon 3852 9828 3852 9792 3811 9792 3811 9810


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Hydrologic Statement

Statement as of 2:54 AM CDT on May 27, 2015

Expires 5:54 PM EDT on May 27, 2015


Forecast information for
Cow Creek near Lyons.
* At 2:30 am Wednesday the stage was 15.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to near 16.7 feet early Thursday
morning.
* Impact... at 17.0 feet... the banks begin to overflow at the gage
site. Some minor flooding of lowland agricultural areas is likely.
Up to 10 inches of water may flow across some Blacktop County roads
southeast of Lyons.



                  Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Thu Fri Sat
Lyons 18.0 15.9 Wed 02 am 16.6 14.7 10.0


lat... Lon 3842 9847 3806 9797 3818 9792 3850 9836






Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on May 27, 2015


... On this date in weather history...

In 1997... a violent F5 tornado tore through Jarrell
Texas.Located 38 miles north of Austin... Jarrell was
devastated by the massive 3/4 mile wide multi-vortex
tornado that had a track only 5 miles long. Many homes
and businesses were leveled with several swept from their
foundations. There were 27 deaths and 12 injuries. It
was by far the most violent of an outbreak of 20
tornadoes that tore through central Texas that afternoon
and evening. It would be the last F5 tornado to occur in
the Lone Star state before the Enhanced Fujita scale was
implemented on February 1st... 2007. In 1896... an
outbreak of 10 strong and violent tornadoes tore through
the mid Mississippi Valley in Missouri and Illinois. The
deadliest was a violent F4 that tore through St. Louis.
Beginning 6 miles west of downtown... the vortex possessed
a path 12 miles long and one half mile wide. Killing
255... injuring 1,000... and causing $10 million
damage... it was the deadliest tornado on record at the
time and is the 3rd deadliest to this day. Of the 255
fatalities 137 were in St. Louis. In some cases houses
were swept away. The 36 acre Lafayette Park was turned
into a wasteland of stripped trees and stumps.On the
east end of the Eads bridge in St. Louis... a 2 inch by
10 inch plank was driven through a wrought Iron plate
five sixteenths of an inch thick! In 1892... an F4 tornado
possessing a track 55 miles long and nearly one half mile
wide tore through Barber... Harper and Sumner counties.
The tornado killed 17... injured 100... and caused around

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