...Record Rain falls across the Ozarks...

Several locations across the Ozarks have seen record rainfall.

The weather pattern over the past several days has allowed for copious amounts of rain to fall over the same locations since Tuesday, September 4th.  Five day totals at some location in Southwest Missouri are near 10 inches.

While the normal wet season for the Ozarks runs from April through June, The area does have a secondary wet season which runs from September through November. 

Below is a Map of the estimated Total rainfall since Tuesday September 4th.

Several Rainfall records have been broken over the past few days as well.

  Rainfall Date Previous Record
Springfield 1.44" 6th 1.35" in 1957
Vichy/Rolla 2.62" 7th 0.93 in 1945
Joplin 5.20" 8th 3.31" in 1992

Through Tuesday, several additional upper level storm systems will move across the region providing for additional rainfall chances each day.  Because of this a Flash Flood Watch is in affect through Sunday.

For more information concerning the chances of rainfall see the latest forecast or go to the Flood Briefing Page.

Select observations from area volunteer observers for September 6-9, 2007

Cabool 2NW         1.96               Winona 3SW               4.38

Noble 1S                1.40               Sarcoxie 1W               5.52

Neosho 5W            3.00              West Plains 5SW        3.00

Miller                        6.78              Crane 4N                      5.49

Roaring River SP   3.90               Kimberling City 5NW  3.31 

Forsyth                     3.23               Ridgedale 4W              4.13

Neosho 3S               5.18               Roby                             7.50

Monett 3NE              5.75               Fair Grove 3NE           3.30

Nixa 2S                     5.67              Mindenmines                3.50

Remember to be safe during Flash Flooding and Turn Around Don’t Drown!

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