Weather

County,
Hydrologic Outlook issued January 09 at 4:51PM CST by NWS
Effective: 4:51 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
Expires: 5 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

...URBAN FLOODING POTENTIAL WITH FRIDAY`S RAIN AND SNOWMELT...
RAIN IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE ST. LOUIS SERVICE AREA
LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY FRIDAY NIGHT. WHILE FORECAST
RAINFALL AMOUNTS DO NOT APPEAR TO BE EXCESSIVE...RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WILL RANGE FROM LESS THAN A QUARTER INCH IN NORTHEASTERN MISSOURI
TO ALMOST AN INCH IN SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI ACROSS SOUTHERN
REYNOLDS COUNTY. AMOUNTS OVER THE ST. LOUIS METRO SHOULD BE AROUND
A HALF INCH.
FOR MOST AREAS...THESE AMOUNTS SHOULD NOT REPRESENT A PROBLEM.
EVEN IN RURAL AREAS WITH SUBSTANTIAL SNOWPACK...STREAMS SHOULD
RISE SIGNIFICANTLY BUT STAY WITHIN THE CHANNEL AND BELOW FLOOD
STAGE. HOWEVER...IN URBAN AREAS WITH SUBSTANTIAL SNOW
DEPTH...THERE IS A POTENTIAL OF ICE-CLOGGED STORM DRAINS AND
AREAS OF URBAN FLOODING.
PEOPLE WHO LIVE OR WORK IN URBAN AREAS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE
POTENTIAL OF URBAN FLOODING...PARTICULARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
FRIDAY NIGHT. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS...AS YOU MAY
NOT KNOW THE TRUE DEPTH OF THE WATER. IF URBAN FLOODING THREATENS
OR DEVELOPS...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE FOLLOWUP
STATEMENTS.

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