Neosho Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Warning
Statement as of 7:46 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 430 PM CDT Sunday for
Labette... Allen and Neosho counties...

At 744 am CDT... Doppler radar indicated heavy rainfall had exited
the warned area. However... rainfall is expected to overspread
southeast Kansas from the south once again today... with additional
amounts up to around one inch possible. Consequently... areas of
flooding will continue through at least this afternoon... including
street flooding... flooding of various County roads and low-lying
areas... as well as flooding along the banks of streams and creeks.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Parsons... Chanute... Iola... Humboldt... Oswego... Erie... Chetopa...
Altamont... St. Paul... La Harpe... gas... Moran... Thayer... Edna... Mound
Valley... Walnut... Galesburg... Savonburg... Bartlett and Labette.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams... as well as farm and country roads. Do not
attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.


Lat... Lon 3700 9552 3804 9552 3804 9508 3700 9508


Kleinsasser


425 am CDT sun may 24 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Neosho river near Chanute.
* From this morning until Tuesday evening.
* At 3:30 am Sunday the stage was 18.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 23.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue
to rise to near 28.1 feet by early Monday morning. The river will
fall below flood stage by Tuesday morning.
* Impact... at 28.5 feet... flood waters may flow across old Highway 169
north of Chanute. Agricultural flooding will also occur.



                  Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed
Chanute 23.0 18.1 sun 3 am 28.1 23.1 13.4


lat... Lon 3782 9552 3766 9551 3757 9538 3767 9531
      3772 9537 3782 9539





424 am CDT sun may 24 2015

... Forecast flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Neosho river near Parsons.
* From this morning until late Wednesday night.
* At 3:00 am Sunday the stage was 14.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 21.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue
to rise to near 26.0 feet by Tuesday morning. The river will fall
below flood stage by Wednesday afternoon.
* Impact... at 23.0 feet... flood waters spread over fields to a
distance of 1 and one fourth miles. Several County roads, mainly
along the left bank are inundated. Several residents which live
along the right bank in the vicinity of Highway 400 may experience
water entering their homes at basement levels.



                  Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed
Parsons 21.0 14.2 sun 3 am 25.9 26.0 25.5


lat... Lon 3745 9521 3726 9518 3727 9508 3754 9511





424 am CDT sun may 24 2015

... Forecast flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Neosho river near Erie.
* From this morning until Wednesday morning.
* At 3:15 am Sunday the stage was 22.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 29.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by late this morning and continue
to rise to near 34.9 feet by early Monday afternoon. The river will
fall below flood stage by Tuesday early afternoon.
* Impact... at 33.0 feet... 190th Road west of Big Creek becomes
flooded.



                  Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed
Erie 29.0 22.1 sun 3 am 34.7 32.3 18.5


lat... Lon 3757 9538 3745 9521 3754 9511 3767 9531





Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:53 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of southeast Kansas... including the following
areas... Allen... Chautauqua... Elk... Greenwood... Labette...
Montgomery... Neosho... Wilson and Woodson.

* Through Monday morning.

* Showers and thunderstorms will remain possible through tonight.
Rain may be heavy at times. With grounds already saturated... any
additional rainfall will go into runoff and will likely result
in flooding. Minor river flooding is already forecast for some
of the rivers in southeast Kansas.

* Those with outdoor plans along creeks and rivers need to monitor
the weather situation closely.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Remember to turn around... don't drown.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.



Howerton



Record Report
Statement as of 1:31 am CDT on May 24, 2015

... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Wichita eisenhower
National...

A record daily maximum rainfall of 1.98 inches was set at Wichita
eisenhower National Airport yesterday... may 23rd. This broke the old
record of 1.88 inches set in 1954.


Public Information Statement
Statement as of 6:00 am CDT on May 24, 2015

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

In 1990... four tornadoes roared across parts of central
Kansas... of which 2 reached F3 intensity. One massive F3
tornado... possessing a track 26 miles long and three
quarters of a mile wide... tore through Barton... Rice and
Ellsworth counties. Described as a huge black wall... the
tempest injured 6 and derailed 88 cars of a 125 car
freight train... some of which were stacked 3 to 4 cars
high. It caused around $500,000 damage. The second F3
tornado... believed to have touched down multiple
times... produced a path 60 miles long and around one
quarter mile wide across Rice... McPherson and Marion
counties. This tornado also hit a freight
train... derailing 87 of 103 cars. This second tornado
caused nearly $3 million damage in McPherson and Marion
counties alone. In 1962... severe thunderstorms wreaked
havoc over much of central and eastern Kansas.Reno and
Harvey counties were hit by 5 tornadoes of which 3
reached F3 intensity. Three of the tornadoes injured 6
and caused $500,000 damage. One F3 tornado destroyed a
bowling alley between Nickerson and Hutchinson... while a
second moved erratically between Burrton and Halstead.
The severe thunderstorms also bombarded these areas with
2 to 4 inch diameter hail.