Statement as of 10:57 PM CDT on June 19, 2018

Areal Flood Warning

The National Weather Service in Goodland has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southeastern Thomas County in northwestern Kansas...
eastern Logan County in west central Kansas...
southern Sheridan County in northwestern Kansas...
Gove County in west central Kansas...
southwestern Graham County in northwestern Kansas...

* until 1100 am CDT Wednesday.

* At 1056 PM CDT, emergency management reported flooding in Gove
County. Smoky Hill river and Hackberry creek have both overflown
their banks. Up to two inches of rain have already fallen. This
Flood Warning replaces the previous two flash flood warnings
issued for the same area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Oakley, Quinter, Grainfield, Grinnell, Gove, Monument and park.

This includes Interstate 70 in Kansas between mile markers 64 and

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Lat... Lon 3913 10015 3870 10016 3870 10119 3927 10118
      3926 9993 3913 9993


Statement as of 4:21 PM CDT on June 19, 2018/

Flash Flood Watch

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Colorado, Kansas, and southwest Nebraska,
including the following areas, in Colorado, Cheyenne County,
Kit Carson County, and Yuma County. In Kansas, Cheyenne,
Decatur, Gove, Graham, Greeley, Logan, Norton, Rawlins,
Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas, Wallace, and Wichita. In southwest
Nebraska, Dundy, Hitchcock, and Red Willow.

* Through late tonight

* heavy rainfall from periods of thunderstorms from this
afternoon into the overnight hours could cause flash flooding
over much of the area. Burn scar areas will have a heightened
threat for flash flooding.

* The torrential rainfall will reduce visibilities to near zero
at times.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that additional rainfall may result in
flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to move quickly to higher
ground should flash flooding occur.

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