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Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 4:36 AM CST on March 04, 2015

... Winter Storm Warning now in effect from 9 am this morning to
6 am CST Thursday...

The Winter Storm Warning is now in effect from 9 am this morning
to 6 am CST Thursday.

* Timing: rain should begin changing over to a brief period of
freezing rain and then sleet from northwest to southeast late
this morning near the Ohio River. This transition will proceed
southeast across western Kentucky through the afternoon. A
prolonged period of sleet is likely before changing over to
snow. This changeover will likely not take place until late
afternoon... and perhaps even early this evening near the
Tennessee border. Snow... moderate to heavy at times... will
continue for several hours tonight before tapering off early
Thursday morning.

* Main impact: by early Thursday morning... snowfall totals are
expected to average 6 to 8 inches along the Tennessee border. An
eight to ten inch swath of snowfall is possible generally
twenty-five miles either side of a line from Sikeston Missouri
to Paducah and Madisonville Kentucky Kentucky. As much as one
inch of sleet may fall prior to the snow. It should be noted
that if freezing rain and sleet persist longer than expected...
snow amounts may not be as high.

* Other impacts: this quantity of snow and sleet accumulation will
produce treacherous conditions and cause significant travel
issues across the region. Isolated power outages will also be
possible. Stay tuned for updates and possible adjustments to
snowfall totals.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...
sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.





Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 7:33 AM CST on March 04, 2015

The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
Massac County in southern Illinois...
southern Johnson County in southern Illinois...
Alexander County in southern Illinois...
Hardin County in southern Illinois...
Pope County in southern Illinois...
Pulaski County in southern Illinois...
Carlisle County in western Kentucky...
McLean County in northwestern Kentucky...
northwestern Hickman County in western Kentucky...
northern Marshall County in western Kentucky...
northwestern Christian County in south central Kentucky...
Ballard County in western Kentucky...
Hopkins County in northwestern Kentucky...
northern Graves County in western Kentucky...
Crittenden County in western Kentucky...
Lyon County in western Kentucky...
McCracken County in western Kentucky...
north central Trigg County in western Kentucky...
Livingston County in western Kentucky...
northern Muhlenberg County in south central Kentucky...
Webster County in northwestern Kentucky...
Daviess County in northwestern Kentucky...
Caldwell County in western Kentucky...
southeastern Bollinger County in southeastern Missouri...
eastern Ripley County in southeastern Missouri...
Mississippi County in southeastern Missouri...
southeastern Wayne County in southeastern Missouri...
Scott County in southeastern Missouri...
northern New Madrid County in southeastern Missouri...
Stoddard County in southeastern Missouri...
southwestern Cape Girardeau County in southeastern Missouri...
southeastern Carter County in southeastern Missouri...
Butler County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 1030 am CST

* at 731 am CST... Doppler radar still shows heavy rains moving over
the area and with many creeks and ditches at or near
bankfull... these additional rains will cause minor flooding in the
advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Owensboro... Paducah... Madisonville... Poplar Bluff... Sikeston...
Dexter... Metropolis... Princeton... Central City... Charleston... Scott
City... Greenville... Providence... East Prairie... Marion... Chaffee...
Cairo... Dawson Springs... Calvert City and Bernie.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.


Lat... Lon 3767 8683 3748 8713 3734 8714 3736 8703
      3725 8695 3713 8762 3696 8777 3650 9061
      3695 9074 3733 8904 3741 8904 3760 8831
      3748 8797 3747 8796 3764 8773 3767 8742
      3785 8731 3778 8710 3793 8698 3780 8682



406 am CST Wed Mar 4 2015

... Flood Watch remains in effect until noon CST today...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of western Kentucky and southeast Missouri...
including the following areas... in western Kentucky...
Ballard... Caldwell... Calloway... Carlisle... Christian...
Crittenden... Daviess... Fulton... Graves... Hickman... Hopkins...
Livingston... Lyon... Marshall... McCracken... McLean...
Muhlenberg... Todd... Trigg and Webster. In southeast Missouri...
   Mississippi and New Madrid.

* Until noon CST today

* recent snow melt has resulted in saturated ground across the
Flood Watch area. Heavy rain forecast to continue through the
morning will result in excessive runoff and may lead to
flooding.

* Motorists should expect water on roads... and be prepared to
find alternate routes. Those in low lying areas will be most
prone to flooding.

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

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.



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