...Missouri Sees Yet Another Round of Repeated Heavy Rainfall and Flooding...

Updated 215 pm June 30th for Storm Total Map...

A series of large thunderstorm complexes have rolled across the central United States the past four days.  Several of these systems have taken aim on the Show-Me state, in some cases anchoring over portions of the region for hours on end.  The result has been more unwanted heavy rainfall for the region, aggravated river flooding, and in some cases widespread areal flooding -- most significantly across the Ozarks region Saturday morning.

The first complex of storms arrived late in the night of June 24th. By time the rain ended later in the morning of the 25th, a widespread area of 3 to as much as 9 inches of rainfall was common over the region.  The highest rainfall total was found in Linneus, MO where 8.61 inches of rain fell!

The second round of thunderstorms dropped out of central Iowa after the midnight hour of the 25th and into the early morning hours of the 26th.    These thunderstorms produce additional rainfall in excess of 2 inches in some locations.  In fact, the city of Linneus once again received a total of 1.59 inches bringing their 2-day rainfall total to 10.2 inches!!!

Unfortunately, the 26th would continue to be a wet day across the state with additional bouts of rain affecting much of Missouri and Kansas during the daytime hours. Thunderstorms continued to redevelop in Iowa during the afternoon hours, pushing southeast through northern Missouri.  Ahead of these thunderstorms, several outflow boundaries cooled temperatures significantly in the afternoon and evening hours.  These additional rounds of thunderstorms produced anywhere from an inch to as much as two inches of rain.

The last in the series of thunderstorm waves arrived Friday evening. Localized bands of heavy rainfall added another 1-2 inches from St. Joseph to Carrollton, as well as from Lee's Summit to Harrisonville. These storms were also accompanied by some of the most impressive lightning tallies ever witnessed, with observerations of 4-5 lightning flashes per second observed along and south of the Kansas City metro Friday evening. Locations just south of the Pleasant Hill area were then inundated overnight Friday into Saturday morning where rainfall amounts greater than 3 inches in 24 hours continued to pile up.

As you can imagine, this excessive rainfall has cause significant flooding problems over portions of the area.  The Missouri Department of Transportation and local law enforcement reported numerous closed roadways.  Many of these roads are expected to remain closed for quite some time, as flooding waters will be slow to recede this afternoon and evening. With rivers already running at abnormal levels before last nights rainfall, many rivers have experienced rapid rises leading to widespread river flooding.

For more information on the ongoing road closures in the area, please visit the Missouri Department of Transportation website.

For the latest river stage information in  your area, please visit the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service website:

 


...Storm Total Precipitation Map...

 

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Storm Total Precipitation
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  ...Daily Precipitation Maps Through the Event...

 

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June 24-25th, 24 Hour Precipitation
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June 25-26, 24 Hour Precipitation 
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June 26-27, 24 Hour Precipitation 
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 June 27-28, 24 Hour Precipitation 
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 ...Table of Rain Reports from 7 am June 24th to 7 am June 25...

LOCATION RAINFALL (INCHES)   LOCATION RAINFALL (INCHES)
LINNEUS   8.61   HOLT 0.63
LINNEUS 3SE    7.42   EXCELSIOR SPRGS 4S 0.60
ATLANTA       6.91   KEARNEY 2E   0.60
GALLATIN 1W     6.80   HAMILTON 2W 0.54
LAREDO        6.15   SAVANNAH 1S   0.48
BROOKFIELD   5.47   TARKIO   0.46
TRENTON     5.25   CAMERON   0.45
KIRKSVILLE   5.12   HUNTSVILLE     0.44
SUMNER 3SW    4.69   MARYVILLE 1E   0.38
PRINCETON    4.49   NEW FRANKLIN 1W  0.35
LONG BRANCH RES.  4.13   WARRENSBURG 4NW   0.31
SPICKARD 7W   3.85   MARYVILLE 2E  0.28
PATTONSBURG   3.52   LEXINGTON 3E    0.28
FAYETTE 6ESE  3.48   CONCEPTION     0.24
COLOMA     3.45   GRAIN VALLEY   0.24
MILAN        3.25   AGENCY 4NE  0.23
PRAIRIE HILL 3NW   3.25   BASEHOR 3NE  0.21
UNIONVILLE   3.21   VALLEY CITY  0.20
GREEN CITY    3.20   BOONVILLE    0.20
NOVINGER    3.18   SWEET SPRINGS   0.19
MACON         3.06   BLUE LICK  0.18
KEYTESVILLE 7N   3.02   KANSAS CITY INTL   0.16
ALBANY   2.66   RAYMORE   0.15
CHILLICOTHE  2.64   INDEPENDENCE  0.14
KIRKSVILLE     2.64   SHARPS STATION  0.14
DOWNING     2.54   LAKE CITY 1W  0.13
BRUNSWICK   2.23   RIDGEWAY    0.10
ALBANY 2W  2.21   DREXEL    0.10
BETHANY   2.20   LEES SUMMIT 3E  0.10
LANCASTER 2SE      2.14   NAPOLEON    0.10
GRANT CITY 2.12   SMITHVILLE LAKE  0.10
GLASGOW  1.82   OTTERVILLE   0.10
CHILLICOTHE    1.72   LEES SUMMIT 2SE   0.09
CARROLLTON    1.60   LEES SUMMIT WLD RFG   0.09
FAYETTE 5SE   1.58   BOONVILLE 3SW   0.09
KNOXVILLE   1.15   BONNER SPRINGS  0.08
AMITY 4NE   0.97   EFFINGHAM 0.08
MARSHALL     0.87   MAITLAND 1N          0.08
COSBY 2W      0.84   UNITY VILLAGE 3ESE  0.08
KEARNEY 3E   0.72   ST JOSEPH  0.07
RICHMOND 3S   0.69      

 


...Rainfall Reports from 7 am June 25th to 7 am June 26th...

 

LOCATION RAINFALL (INCHES)   LOCATION RAINFALL (INCHES)
UNIONVILLE 2.82   LANCASTER 2SE 0.72
LINNEUS 3SE 2.72   KIRKSVILLE 0.72
GREEN CITY 2.7   DOWNING 0.69
BROOKFIELD 2.6   OTTERVILLE 0.3
KEYTESVILLE 7N 2.5   HIGGINSVILLE 0.25
PRAIRIE HILL 3NW 2.18   GLASGOW 0.22
MACON 1.96   PRINCETON 0.14
HUNTSVILLE 1.84   CHILLICOTHE 0.13
NEW FRANKLIN 1W 1.4   BLUE LICK 0.06
BRUNSWICK 1.36   SEDALIA 0.03
ATLANTA 1.19   WARRENSBURG 4NW T
FAYETTE 6ESE 1   KEARNEY 3E T
MILAN 0.97   KNOXVILLE T
NOVINGER 0.87   GALLATIN 1W T
KIRKSVILLE 0.83   CARROLLTON T

 

 

...Select Rainfall Reports from 7 am June 27th to 7 am June 28th...

LOCATION RAINFALL (INCHES)   LOCATION RAINFALL (INCHES)
HARRISONVILLE 1.95   ST JOSEPH 0.89
KNOXVILLE 1.88   KIRKSVILLE 0.87
TRADING POST 1.60   GRAIN VALLEY 0.83
3E LEE'S SUMMIT 1.36   CARROLLTON 0.80
STILLWELL 1.25   BUTLER 0.74
NAPOLEAN 1.24   EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 0.73
PLEASANT HILL 1.22   KANSAS CITY INTL ARPT 0.53
INDEPENDENCE 1.00   WARRENSBURG 0.25
SEDALIA 0.92   TRENTON 0.18


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