Another round of heavy rainfall resulted in more flooding April 3

Heavy rains pummeled the area once again Thursday into early Friday, adding insult to injury across already water-logged drainage basins.  Generally speaking, 2 to 5 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period ending at 7 am CDT Friday, April 4, 2008, with some locally higher observations exceeding 6 inches.  The heavy rains caused numerous reports of flooding and closed some roads that were impassable just a few weeks ago during the major flooding event on March 18.  While the water is receding in some areas, waters on area rivers will remain high for some time to come.  Click here to access our AHPS page for the latest river stage and forecast information.

>> The image below represents an estimate of precipitation accumulation compiled by area Doppler radars.  The precipitation accumulation is depicted over a 48-hour period ending at 9 am CDT on Friday, April 4, 2008.

 

>> Following is a tally of 24-hour rainfall totals from across the four-state region of southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, southwest Indiana, and western Kentucky as of Friday morning.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1144 AM CDT FRI APR 4 2008
...UNOFFICIAL 24 HOUR RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS...
WESTERN KENTUCKY:

PADUCAH ASOS...................4.09
OWENSBORO AWSS.................2.77
HOPKINSVILLE (COOP)............2.57
KENLAKE RESORT(COOP)...........2.82
MORGANFIELD (COOP).............4.25
MADISONVILLE 0.5 E (COCORAHS)..6.65
STURGIS 5.4 ENE (COCORAHS).....4.02
HANSON 2.2 NE (COCORAHS).......3.94
NORTONVILLE 0.5 NNE (COCORAHS).3.77
CONCORD 2.9 WSW (COCORAHS).....3.03
HENDERSON 0.4 SSW (COCORAHS)...2.41
SOUTHWEST INDIANA:

EVANSVILLE ASOS................2.19
GRANDVIEW (COOP)...............3.10
MOUNT VERNON (COOP)............2.16
STENDAL (COOP).................2.01
POSEYVILLE 2.8 NW (COCORAHS)...2.97
EVANSVILLE 3.9 ESE (COCORAHS)..2.89
NEWBURGH 2.4 NW (COCORAHS).....2.80
EVANSVILLE 1.3 SSE (COCORAHS)..2.73
CHANDLER 1.1 S (COCORAHS)......2.44
BOONVILLE 1.4 N (COCORAHS).....2.38
CHANDLER 4.4 WSW (COCORAHS)....2.35
EVANSVILLE 5.9 WNW (COCORAHS)..2.26
DARMSTADT 4.4 SSW (COCORAHS)...2.25
MELODY HILL 2.9 WNW (COCORAHS).2.19
EVANSVILLE 3.0 N (COCORAHS)....2.12
OWENSVILLE 0.1 SW (COCORAHS)...2.07
PETERSBURG 1.4 ENE (COCORAHS)..1.64
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI:

CAPE GIRARDEAU ASOS............3.82
POPLAR BLUFF ASOS..............3.16
CLEARWATER (COOP)..............1.58
JACKSON (COOP).................2.46
DONIPHAN (COOP)................2.92
POPLAR BLUFF (COOP)............2.85
WAPPAPELLO (COOP)..............2.15
ZALMA (COOP)...................5.11
LAMBERT 0.8 ESE (COCORAHS).....4.05
BLOOMFIELD 2.9 S (COCORAHS)....3.61
ANNISTON 1.9 WNW (COCORAHS)....3.32
JACKSON 1.1 NE (COCORAHS)......3.27
POPLAR BLUFF 4.2 NW (COCORAHS).2.80
WHITEWATER 3.4 W (COCORAHS)....2.47
MARBLE HILL 0.4 NE (COCORAHS)..2.26
JACKSON 2.3 WNW (COCORAHS).....2.23
JACKSON 1.0 SW (COCORAHS)......1.95
NEW MADRID 0.3 SE (COCORAHS)...1.28
PERRYVILLE 1.1 NE (COCORAHS)...1.10
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS:

CARBONDALE ASOS................2.11
BROOKPORT DAM (COOP)...........4.14
CARBONDALE (COOP)..............2.70
CAIRO (COOP)...................3.87
GRAND CHAIN DAM (COOP).........6.43
GRAYVILLE (COOP)...............1.55
GRAND TOWER (COOP).............1.43
MOUNT VERNON (COOP)............0.94
SMITHLAND DAM (COOP)...........3.02
RIDGWAY 3.8 NE (COCORAHS)......2.67
ANNA 3.1 NNE (COCORAHS)........2.43
BUSH 2.0 ESE (COCORAHS)........2.11
HURST 0.2 SSE (COCORAHS).......1.95
BENTON 5.3 NNE (COCORAHS)......1.67
GRAYVILLE 1.1 N (COCORAHS).....1.55
WALTONVILLE 3.4 WSW (COCORAHS).1.03
CISNE 4.0 E (COCORAHS).........0.98
$$
ASOS: AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVATION SYSTEM
AWSS: AUTOMATED WEATHER SENSOR SYSTEM
COOP: COOPERATIVE OBSERVER
COCORAHS: COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE RAIN...HAIL AND SNOW NETWORK

 

>> Listed next is a compilation of reports from emergency managers, storm spotters, local law enforcement officials, and other reliable sources.  While a few severe reports are included, the list is primarily comprised of flooding reports from early Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.

PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KY
1212 PM CDT FRI APR 04 2008

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..
0115 PM     HAIL             PIEDMONT                37.15N 90.70W
04/03/2008  E1.00 INCH       WAYNE              MO   TRAINED SPOTTER
0205 PM     HAIL             11 N MARBLE HILL        37.46N 89.98W
04/03/2008  E0.25 INCH       BOLLINGER          MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            PEA TO MARBLE SIZE HAIL.
0228 PM     HAIL             JACKSON                 37.38N 89.65W
04/03/2008  E0.75 INCH       CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   EMERGENCY MNGR

            PENNY SIZE HAIL REPORTED BETWEEN JACKSON AND
            BURFORDVILLE.
0228 PM     HAIL             JACKSON                 37.38N 89.65W
04/03/2008  M1.00 INCH       CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   TRAINED SPOTTER

            NICKEL TO QUARTER SIZE HAIL COVERED THE GROUND
0235 PM     HAIL             MOUNDS                  37.11N 89.20W
04/03/2008  E0.75 INCH       PULASKI            IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            PENNY SIZE HAIL REPORTED JUST WEST OF MOUNDS.
0439 PM     FLASH FLOOD      ZALMA                   37.14N 90.08W
04/03/2008                   BOLLINGER          MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WATER OVER HWY PP AND HWY H IS CLOSED BETWEEN ZALMA AND
            GRASSY.
0444 PM     FLASH FLOOD      BENTON                  37.10N 89.56W
04/03/2008                   SCOTT              MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            NUMEROUS ROADS WITH WATER OVER THEM NEAR COMMERCE...NEW
            HAMBURG AND BENTON...INCLUDING I-55.
0445 PM     FLASH FLOOD      JACKSON                 37.38N 89.65W
04/03/2008                   CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WATER OVER THE ROADWAY ON HIGHWAY 61 NORTH OF
            JACKSON...JUST ON THE NORTHERN EDGE OF THE CITY LIMITS.
            HOWEVER...ROAD HAS NOT CLOSED.
0445 PM     FLASH FLOOD      DELTA                   37.20N 89.74W
04/03/2008                   CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            THREE TO FOUR INCHES OF WATER OVER HWY P JUST SOUTH OF
            DELTA. FARTHER SOUTH...NEARLY 2 FEET OF WATER OVER THE
            ROADWAY.
0446 PM     FLASH FLOOD      ADVANCE                 37.10N 89.91W
04/03/2008                   STODDARD           MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            WATER OVER STREETS IN TOWN.
0452 PM     FLASH FLOOD      METROPOLIS              37.15N 88.71W
04/03/2008                   MASSAC             IL   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            SEVERAL ROADS WITH WATER OVER THEM THROUGHOUT COUNTY.
0526 PM     FLASH FLOOD      MIDWAY                  37.23N 88.62W
04/03/2008                   MASSAC             IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SECTION OF HIGHWAY LEADING INTO COMMUNITY IS COVERED WITH
            NEARLY ONE HALF FOOT OF FAST MOVING WATER. LOCAL CREEK IS
            WELL OUT OF ITS BANKS WITH LARGE DEBRIS WITHIN THE FLOW.
0622 PM     HAIL             DONIPHAN                36.62N 90.82W
04/03/2008  M0.75 INCH       RIPLEY             MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            DIME SIZE HAIL REPORTED IN THE COMMUNITY.
0625 PM     HAIL             DU QUOIN                38.00N 89.24W
04/03/2008  M0.75 INCH       PERRY              IL   BROADCAST MEDIA

            DIME SIZE HAIL REPORTED.
0647 PM     HAIL             6 E BENTON              38.01N 88.81W
04/03/2008  M0.75 INCH       FRANKLIN           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            DIME SIZE HAIL REPORTED NEAR LOGAN.
0729 PM     FLASH FLOOD      MADISONVILLE            37.34N 87.51W
04/03/2008                   HOPKINS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            PARKWAY PLAZA MALL PARKING LOT IS UNDER WATER. MADISON
            SQUARE DRIVE HAS STANDING WATER ALONG SECTIONS NEAR THE
            MALL.
0739 PM     FLASH FLOOD      GREENVILLE              37.21N 87.18W
04/03/2008                   MUHLENBERG         KY   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            HIGH WATER REPORTED ALONG COUNTY HIGHWAY 601.
0800 PM     FLASH FLOOD      1 S DELTA               37.18N 89.74W
04/03/2008                   CAPE GIRARDEAU     MO   TRAINED SPOTTER

            HWY P SOUTH OF DELTA IS ALMOST COMPLETELY COVERED IN
            WATER AND IMPASSABLE. HWY EE BETWEEN DELTA AND CHAFFEE IS
            ALSO UNDER WATER AND CLOSED.
0800 PM     FLASH FLOOD      CHAFFEE                 37.18N 89.66W
04/03/2008                   SCOTT              MO   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL STREETS IN THE TOWN OF CHAFFEE UNDER WATER.
0900 PM     FLASH FLOOD      SHAWNEETOWN             37.71N 88.17W
04/03/2008                   GALLATIN           IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SEVERAL SECONDARY ROADS WITHIN THE COUNTY ARE UNDERWATER.
            ROUTE 1 WAS PARTIALLY FLOODED BUT THE WATER HAS SINCE
            RECEDED AT THIS TIME.
0942 PM     FLASH FLOOD      EARLINGTON              37.27N 87.52W
04/03/2008                   HOPKINS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ALONG HWY 112 FROM DOWNTOWN EARLINGTON TO 4200 IISLEY
            ROAD...WHICH IS ALSO HWY 112...DITCHES WERE FLOODED OVER.
            EARLINGTON LAKE WAS RISING STEADILY BUT NOT OVER THE
            ROADWAY YET.
0942 PM     FLASH FLOOD      MARION                  37.33N 88.08W
04/03/2008                   CRITTENDEN         KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            SOME FAMILIES BEING EVACUATED DUE TO HIGH WATER.
0943 PM     FLASH FLOOD      EVANSVILLE              37.98N 87.54W
04/03/2008                   VANDERBURGH        IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            FLOODED STREETS IN ANGLE MOUNDS SUBDIVISION. 1.75 INCHES
            OF RAIN IN PAST 3 HOURS.
0958 PM     FLASH FLOOD      MARION                  37.33N 88.08W
04/03/2008                   CRITTENDEN         KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            THERE IS ABOUT A FOOT OF WATER ON THE ROAD ABOUT 3 MILES
            OUT OF MARION ON 60 WEST.
0958 PM     FLASH FLOOD      SALEM                   37.27N 88.24W
04/03/2008                   LIVINGSTON         KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            REPORTS OF THREE FEET OF WATER AROUND ONE HOUSE AND ALSO
            WATER ENTERING TWO OTHER HOUSES.
1107 PM     FLASH FLOOD      OWENSBORO               37.76N 87.12W
04/03/2008                   DAVIESS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            INTENSE RAIN REPORTED. ROADS SEVERLY FLOODED THROUGHOUT
            THE COMMUNITY.
1111 PM     FLASH FLOOD      MADISONVILLE            37.34N 87.51W
04/03/2008                   HOPKINS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MADISONVILLE COUNTRY CLUB FLOODED.
1211 AM     FLASH FLOOD      BEECH GROVE             37.62N 87.38W
04/04/2008                   MCLEAN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            5 TO 6 INCHES OF WATER OVER HIGHWAYS 136 AND 56. 6 INCHES
            OF WATER OVER HIGHWAY 140. RAIN ACCUMULATION FOR PAST 24
            HOURS IS 3.20 INCHES.
1220 AM     HEAVY RAIN       OWENSBORO               37.76N 87.12W
04/04/2008  M3.50 INCH       DAVIESS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            24 HOUR RAINFALL ACCUMULATION FOR SECTIONS OF THE
            COMMUNITY.
1250 AM     FLOOD            MADISONVILLE            37.34N 87.51W
04/04/2008                   HOPKINS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            1.5 FEET OF WATER OVER PORTIONS OF MAIN STREET WITH ONE
            CAR STRANDED. 2 FEET OF WATER OVER PORTIONS OF MCLEOD
            LANE.
0102 AM     HEAVY RAIN       WEST PADUCAH            37.08N 88.74W
04/04/2008  M3.75 INCH       MCCRACKEN          KY   NWS EMPLOYEE

            24-HOUR RAINFALL ACCUMULATION REPORTED AT THE NATIONAL
            WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.
0105 AM     FLOOD            ADVANCE                 37.10N 89.91W
04/04/2008                   STODDARD           MO   EMERGENCY MNGR

            STATE HWY BB FLOODED AT INTERSECTION OF HWY C. WESTBOUND
            LANE OF HWY C IN THE COMMUNITY CLOSED.
0220 AM     FLOOD            MOUNT VERNON            37.94N 87.90W
04/04/2008                   POSEY              IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            ABOUT ONE DOZEN ROADS CLOSED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY DUE TO
            HIGH WATER.
0239 AM     FLOOD            ROCKPORT                37.88N 87.05W
04/04/2008                   SPENCER            IN   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            FLOODING BEGAN SHORTLY AFTER 10 PM THURSDAY. SEVERAL
            ROADS CLOSED COUNTYWIDE. HIGHWAYS 70 BETWEEN NEWTONVILLE
            AND STATE ROUTE 66 CLOSED. STATE ROUTE 545 CLOSED NORTH
            OF TROY. MANY SECONDARY COUNTY ROADS CLOSED DUE TO HIGH
            WATER.
0257 AM     FLASH FLOOD      DONIPHAN                36.62N 90.82W
04/04/2008                   RIPLEY             MO   LAW ENFORCEMENT

            LATE REPORT. SEVERAL SECONDARY ROADS AND ONE HIGHWAY WAS
            CLOSED FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME DUE TO HIGH WATER. THIS
            OCCURRED COUNTYWIDE AND THE FLASH FLOODING HAS STOPPED AT
            THIS TIME.
0354 AM     FLOOD            MADISONVILLE            37.34N 87.51W
04/04/2008                   HOPKINS            KY   EMERGENCY MNGR

            7 FAMILIES EVACUATED FROM HOMES ALONG ROSEMONT AVENUE. 14
            INDIVIDUALS EVACUATED FROM MOBILE HOMES LOCATED IN THE
            CHATEAU MOBILE HOME PARK. 1 MILE SECTION OF HIGHWAY 41
            CLOSED...LAW ENFORCEMENT SAID IT LOOKED LIKE A LAKE.
0612 AM     HEAVY RAIN       BEECH GROVE             37.62N 87.38W
04/04/2008  M6.70 INCH       MCLEAN             KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            24-HOUR RAINFALL ACCUMULATION. NUMEROUS AREAS COUNTYWIDE
            EXPERIENCED FLASH FLOODING EARLIER THIS MORNING...BUT
            WATER LEVELS HAS SINCE RECEDED. A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF
            DEBRIS REMAINS ACROSS THE ROADWAYS.
0640 AM     HEAVY RAIN       PRINCETON               37.11N 87.88W
04/04/2008  M5.75 INCH       CALDWELL           KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            24-HOUR RAINFALL ACCUMULATION.
0654 AM     HEAVY RAIN       CENTRAL CITY            37.30N 87.13W
04/04/2008  M3.60 INCH       MUHLENBERG         KY   TRAINED SPOTTER
0715 AM     FLASH FLOOD      3 W PADUCAH             37.07N 88.69W
04/04/2008                   MCCRACKEN          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            MASSAC CR 3-4 IN OVER OLD CAIRO RD AT MAXON RD.
0725 AM     FLASH FLOOD      MORTONS GAP             37.24N 87.47W
04/04/2008                   HOPKINS            KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            ENTRANCE TO PENNYRILE PKWY ONRAMP AND EXIT 2-3 FT DEEP IN
            WATER. HWY 813 AT MORTONS GAP 1 INCH DEEP IN AND OUT OF
            TOWN.
0840 AM     FLASH FLOOD      GALATIA                 37.84N 88.61W
04/04/2008                   SALINE             IL   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TOTAL RAINFALL SINCE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING IS 3.30
            INCHES.
0840 AM     FLASH FLOOD      MOUNT VERNON            37.94N 87.90W
04/04/2008                   POSEY              IN   TRAINED SPOTTER

            TOTAL RAINFALL WAS 3.10 INCHES NEAR MOUNT VERNON...MORE
            EXACT LOCATION IS 3 MILES WEST OF ST. PHILLIPS AND 4
            MILES SOUTH OF BLAIRSVILLE IN POSEY COUNTY. FLASH
            FLOODING NOTED IN LOW LYING AREAS BUT HAS RECEDED AT THIS
            TIME IN MOST AREAS.
0937 AM     FLOOD            HOPKINSVILLE            36.85N 87.49W
04/04/2008                   CHRISTIAN          KY   TRAINED SPOTTER

            THE NORTH FORK OF THE LITTLE RIVER OFF OF US 68 HAS RISEN
            ENOUGH SO WATER HAS COVERED THE LITTLE RIVER CHURCH ROAD
            AND IT IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME. 2.50 INCHES OF RAIN FELL
            JUST NORTH OF I-24 IN CHRISTIAN COUNTY.
 

>> Finally, here is a view of the storm total precipitation estimates by the Paducah Doppler radar for the 36-hour period ending at 9 am CDT Friday, April 4, 2008.

  



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