Flood Watch on the St. Joseph River

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A Flood Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service:

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1206 PM EDT SAT MAY 1 2010

…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS…SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO… TIFFIN RIVER IN INDIANA…OHIO…

SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO ABOVE NEWVILLE AFFECTING ALLEN…DE KALB AND DEFIANCE COUNTIES TIFFIN RIVER NEAR STRYKER AFFECTING DEFIANCE…FULTON AND WILLIAMS COUNTIES

.SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA TONIGHT…TAPERING OFF TO JUST A FEW LINGERING SHOWERS SUNDAY MORNING AS AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A QUICK INCH OR SO OF RAIN WITH THIS SYSTEM WHICH MAY ALLOW FOR MINOR RIVER FLOODING BY EARLY NEXT WEEK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS…WEATHER.GOV/IWX UNDER CURRENT CONDITIONS… RIVERS AND LAKES AHPS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A

  • FLOOD WATCH FOR THE SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO ABOVE NEWVILLE.
  • FROM MONDAY EVENING UNTIL WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
  • AT 11 AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.6 FEET AND FALLING.
  • FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
  • FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.
  • FORECAST…IF CURRENT PRECIPITATION FORECASTS HOLD…THE RIVER MAY RISE TO NEAR 12.0 FEET MONDAY EVENING.
  • AT 11.0 FEET…MINOR AGRICULTURAL AND LOWLAND FLOODING BEGINS.

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