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Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Issued: 4:03 PM CDT May. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 276 remains in effect until 900 PM CDT
for the following locations


IL
. Illinois counties included are

Alexander Clinton Edwards
Franklin Gallatin Hamilton
Hardin Jackson Jefferson
Johnson Madison Marion
Massac Monroe Perry
Pope Pulaski Randolph
St. Clair Saline Union
Wabash Washington Wayne
white Williamson




Flood Warning
Issued: 11:20 AM CDT May. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 am Saturday the stage was 36.3 feet.
* Flood stage is 32.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will begin to slowly fall with river levels
falling below flood stage later next week.
* Impact... at 36.0 feet... the flood gate on Themis street closes.


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




1021 am CDT Sat may 27 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the Mississippi River at Chester
* until further notice.
* At 10:00 am Saturday the stage was 32.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* The river is forecast to continue rising to near 32.8 feet by this
afternoon. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.



                   Fld latest 7 a.M. Forecast
location stg obs stg 05/28 05/29 05/30 05/31 06/01

Mississippi River
Chester 27.0 32.79 32.2 31.3 30.3 29.6 29.3




Lat... Lon 3826 9043 3826 9030 3769 8935 3769 8959
      3787 9003






1017 am CDT Sat may 27 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
the big Muddy river near Murphysboro.
* Until Sunday afternoon.
* At 10:00 am Saturday the stage was 22.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
tomorrow morning.
* Impact... at 22.0 feet... minor flooding occurs affecting mainly low
lying areas.


Lat... Lon 3777 8946 3784 8915 3778 8915 3773 8935
      3760 8941 3760 8947




Public Information Statement
Issued: 2:09 PM CDT May. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch 276 has been issued by the National
Weather Service for all of southwest Indiana, west Kentucky,
southern Illinois, and the rest of southeast Missouri, not
included in a Tornado Watch. This watch is in effect until
9 PM CDT.

This Severe Thunderstorm Watch does include the possibility of
tornadoes, so remain alert for rapidly changing conditions.

The following safety tips are being provided in the
hope that the broadcast media will frequently broadcast these
messages while the watch affects their area. A Severe Thunderstorm
Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of
severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. If you are in
the watch area, keep up to date of the latest weather
information. These storms can develop rapidly, so there may be
occasions when advance warning is not possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has been
observed or indicated by radar. If you are in the path of or near
a storm, take immediate actions to protect life and properly.
Follow these safety rules:

In open country, you should seek shelter and avoid tall trees
which be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter, go to a
ditch or culvert, but be aware of rising water which can cause
flooding.

When indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows and go to
an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using electrical
appliances while the storm is nearby.

In Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe shelter.

If swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as quickly as
possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch or
larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an hour or
greater. A severe thunderstorm also produces deadly lightning and
very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm, there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.


Smith


209 PM CDT Sat may 27 2017

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch 276 has been issued by the National
Weather Service for all of southwest Indiana, west Kentucky,
southern Illinois, and the rest of southeast Missouri, not
included in a Tornado Watch. This watch is in effect until
9 PM CDT.

This Severe Thunderstorm Watch does include the possibility of
tornadoes, so remain alert for rapidly changing conditions.

The following safety tips are being provided in the
hope that the broadcast media will frequently broadcast these
messages while the watch affects their area. A Severe Thunderstorm
Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of
severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. If you are in
the watch area, keep up to date of the latest weather
information. These storms can develop rapidly, so there may be
occasions when advance warning is not possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has been
observed or indicated by radar. If you are in the path of or near
a storm, take immediate actions to protect life and properly.
Follow these safety rules:

In open country, you should seek shelter and avoid tall trees
which be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter, go to a
ditch or culvert, but be aware of rising water which can cause
flooding.

When indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows and go to
an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using electrical
appliances while the storm is nearby.

In Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe shelter.

If swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as quickly as
possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch or
larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an hour or
greater. A severe thunderstorm also produces deadly lightning and
very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm, there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.


Smith