Cape Girardeau, MO

3:07 PM CDT on April 29, 2017 (GMT -0500)
Alma Schrader Area | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Areal Flood Warning, Flash Flood Watch Active Notice: Flash Flood Watch

Elev 470 ft 37.33 °N, 89.56 °W | Updated 3 seconds ago

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
82.9 °F
Feels Like 88 °F
Wind Variable Wind from West

High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.83 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 4300 ft
Mostly Cloudy 5500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Heat Index 88 °F
Dew Point 72 °F
Humidity 69%
Rainfall 1.34 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:05 AM 7:46 PM
Waxing Crescent, 16% visible
METAR KCGI 291953Z 18009KT 10SM FEW043 BKN055 BKN070 28/21 A2984 RMK AO2 SLP102 T02780206 $
Pressure 29.83 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Few 4300 ft
Mostly Cloudy 5500 ft
Mostly Cloudy 7000 ft
Heat Index 88 °F
Dew Point 72 °F
Humidity 69%
Rainfall 1.34 in
Snow Depth Not available.
6:05 AM 7:46 PM
Waxing Crescent, 16% visible
METAR KCGI 291953Z 18009KT 10SM FEW043 BKN055 BKN070 28/21 A2984 RMK AO2 SLP102 T02780206 $

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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 2:27 PM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Paducah has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Perry County in south central Illinois...
Williamson County in southern Illinois...
Saline County in southern Illinois...
Jackson County in southern Illinois...
Franklin County in south central Illinois...
Hamilton County in south central Illinois...
northeastern Bollinger County in southeastern Missouri...
Perry County in southeastern Missouri...
northern Cape Girardeau County in southeastern Missouri...

* until 530 PM CDT

* at 225 PM CDT, emergency management and law enforcement continued
to report flooding. In Franklin County Illinois evacuations were
ongoing at an apartment complex in West Frankfort.

Even though rainfall had ended across the warned area, flooding of
roads and low lying areas will continue this afternoon before water
level recede.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Lat... Lon 3825 8837 3760 8839 3760 8946 3755 8952
      3743 8944 3740 8963 3742 9015 3760 9010
      3760 9015 3764 9015 3787 8995 3791 8984
      3780 8967 3796 8959 3822 8959 3821 8915
      3812 8914 3812 8871 3826 8870


1229 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau.
* Until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Saturday the stage was 32.1 feet.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 43.0 feet by
Saturday morning... the 6th of may.
* Impact... at 43.0 feet... the flood gate on north Main Street closes.

Lat... Lon 3769 8959 3769 8935 3744 8934 3725 8941
      3723 8959 3732 8963

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:51 AM CDT Apr. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, western
Kentucky, and southeast Missouri, including the following
areas, in southern Illinois, Alexander, Edwards, Franklin,
Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson,
Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne
IL, white, and Williamson. In southwest Indiana, Gibson, Pike,
Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. In western Kentucky,
Ballard, Carlisle, Daviess, Fulton, Henderson, Hickman,
McCracken, and Union KY. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger,
Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry
MO, Ripley, Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* Through late Sunday night

* the Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for all of southeast
Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, and a few border
counties of west Kentucky along the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
Numerous thunderstorms with very heavy rain are expected to
persist across the watch area through Saturday morning,
gradually working back toward southeast Missouri and southwest
Illinois during the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday.
Areas further east may see a break in the precipitation Saturday
into Saturday night, but will then see more thunderstorms with
very heavy rainfall move in from the west late Saturday night
and through the day Sunday. Radar estimates of two to five
inches of rain have already fallen over parts of the watch area.
An additional three to five inches of rain is expected to occur
before the storm system exits the area Sunday night, with the
heaviest rainfall expected in the southeast Missouri foothills.
Locally higher amounts are also possible where numerous
thunderstorms move across the same area.

* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding of some
roadways and streams, the heavy rainfall is expected to cause
rises on many of the area rivers, particularly the smaller
rivers in southeast Missouri, such as the Saint Francis, black,
and current rivers. Given the widespread rainfall across the
region, other larger river systems, such as the Mississippi and
Ohio rivers will see rises in water levels occur in early may.
Due to the prolonged period of rain, some of the flash flood
warnings that are issued may be transitioned to overland flood

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

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