Flood Watch issued for St. Joseph River in Ohio

National Weather Service

A Flood Watch has been issued for our area:

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
1006 AM EDT WED APR 10 2013

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

  • EEL RIVER AT NORTH MANCHESTER AFFECTING CASS…KOSCIUSKO…MIAMI…WABASH AND WHITLEY COUNTIES
  • SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO ABOVE NEWVILLE AFFECTING ALLEN…DE KALB AND DEFIANCE COUNTIES
  • TIFFIN RIVER NEAR STRYKER AFFECTING DEFIANCE…FULTON AND WILLIAMS COUNTIES

AN APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE NEXT DAY OR SO. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN TO ACCOMPANY THIS SYSTEM AS IT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME LOCATIONS ON AREA RIVERS COULD EXPERIENCE SOME MINOR FLOODING.

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.

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1006 AM EDT WED APR 10 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR THE SAINT JOSEPH RIVER OHIO ABOVE NEWVILLE.

  • FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  • AT 9 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.4 FEET AND STEADY.
  • FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
  • FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.
  • FORECAST…IF CURRENT PRECIPITATION FORECASTS HOLD…THE RIVER MAY RISE TO NEAR 12.4 FEET SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

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