Heavy Rains Affect Some Locations Saturday & Saturday Night

Thunderstorms moved across the region on Saturday and Saturday night dropping localized heavy rainfall.  The hardest hit areas were over Whitley and McCreary Counties where training thunderstorms dumped in excess of 2 inches for some locations. 

The Williamsburg Coop Observer recorded 2.37" of rain ending at 7 am EDT Sunday and a river gauge at Saxton recorded 1.96".  The following reports of flooding were received by the NWS in Jackson...

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..
1013 AM     FLOOD            WILLIAMSBURG            36.74N 84.17W
08/19/2010                   WHITLEY            KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FLOWING WATER OF AN UNDETERMINED DEPTH MAKING THE 3000
            BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 26 IMPASSABLE.
1050 PM     FLOOD            CORBIN                  36.94N 84.11W
08/21/2010                   WHITLEY            KY   PUBLIC

            A PORTION OF MASTER STREET IN CORBIN HAS BETWEEN 1 AND
            1.5 FEET OF WATER ACROSS IT. ALSO CRAIG ROAD IN WEST
            CENTRAL WHITLEY HAS WATER ACROSS IT. BOTH ROADS ARE STILL
            OPEN.
1225 AM     FLOOD            CLIO                    36.82N 84.20W
08/22/2010                   WHITLEY            KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            DISPATCH REPORTTS THAT WATER WAS THREE FEET DEEP AT THE
            INTERSECTINO OF US HIGHWAY 25W AND KY HIGHWAY 204
            INTERSECTION. THE ROADWAYS WERE CLOSED AT SOME POINT
            PRIOR TO THIS TIME AT THIS LOCATION.
1225 AM     FLOOD            2 W CLIO                36.82N 84.24W
08/22/2010                   WHITLEY            KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            COUNTY DISPATCH REPORTS THAT CRAIG ROAD IS CLOSED AT THE
            INTERSECTION WITH LOG CABIN ROAD DUE TO WATER OVER THE
            ROAD. THE ROADWAY WAS CLOSED AT SOME POINT PRIOR TO THIS
            TIME.
1225 AM     FLOOD            WOFFORD                 36.78N 84.13W
08/22/2010                   WHITLEY            KY   COUNTY OFFICIAL

            DISPATCH REPORTED THAT KY HIGHWAY 26 IN THE JACKS FORK
            AREA WAS CLOSED DUE TO WATER OVER THE ROADWAY. THE
            ROADWAY HAD BEEN CLOSED AT SOME POINT PRIOR TO THIS TIME.

The rainfall ran off quickly sending area creeks and streams rising fast.  The following graph illustrates what an inch and a half of rain falling in a little over an hours time did to the Clear Fork of the Cumberland River at Saxton, KY in Whitley County.  The river rose from around 7 feet to near 22 feet in 7 hours overnight Saturday night.



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