Bourbon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Flood Warning
Statement as of 6:46 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

... For the Little Osage river at Fulton...
* at 6:31 am Sunday the stage was 22.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 27.9 feet by
around midnight. The river will fall below flood stage tomorrow

               Flood observed forecast 7 am

Location stage stage day time Mon Tue Wed

Little Osage river basin
Fulton 22 22.5 sun 07 am 27.5 10.2 6.2

Lat... Lon 3802 9462 3789 9462 3800 9476 3804 9477

Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch
Statement as of 5:17 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

... The Flood Advisory for heavy rain remains in effect until 900 am
CDT for Bourbon County...

At 511 am CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
light to moderate rainfall across the advisory area. Two to three
inches of rain has fallen across Bourbon County since Saturday
evening. This is likely resulting in minor flooding of creeks and
low lying areas.

Runoff from this heavy rainfall will cause minor flooding. Locations
in the advisory include... Bronson... Devon... Fort Scott... Fulton...
Garland... Hammond... Harding... Hiattville... Mapleton... Marmaton...
Pawnee Station... Petersburg... Porterville... Redfield... Uniontown and
Xenia. Creeks... streams and low water crossings will be especially
susceptible to the dangers of flooding.

This advisory includes but is not limited to the following low water

Highway 31 at Little Osage river 5 miles west of Fulton.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into
areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually
deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful
enough to sweep vehicles off the Road. When encountering flooded
roads make the smart choice... turn around... dont drown.

Lat... Lon 3788 9508 3804 9509 3805 9508 3805 9464
      3804 9462 3767 9462 3768 9508 3782 9510


457 am CDT sun may 24 2015

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Kansas and Missouri... including the
following areas... in southeast Kansas... Bourbon... Cherokee
and Crawford. In Missouri... Barton... Benton... Cedar... Dade...
Hickory... Morgan... Polk... St. Clair and Vernon.

* Through Monday morning

* multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms will impact
southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri this weekend. Moderate
to occasionally heavy rain will continue today over southeast
Kansas and far western Missouri with a slow eastward spread
toward the Highway 65 corridor through tonight. The heaviest
rainfall will occur along and west of Interstate 49 through
Sunday night. Total rainfall amounts of one and a half to three
inches are expected through tonight.

* This excessive rainfall may result in flash flooding of small
streams and low water crossings as well as significant rises
and flooding of some main Stem rivers.

The Osage... Little Osage... Marmaton and Spring River basins along
with Lightning Creek will be impacted and could experience

Those with outdoor recreational plans over southeast Kansas into
western Missouri this Memorial Day weekend including camping and
floating along area rivers and streams should be alert for rising
water levels.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

Hydrologic Statement
Statement as of 6:46 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

forecast information for

* Marmaton river at Fort Scott.
* At 6:30 am Sunday the stage was 29.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 38.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to near 37.5 feet around midnight.
* Impact... at 38.0 feet... flood stage. Minor flooding begins along
Mill Creek north of town due to backwater effects of the Marmaton
river. Flood waters also begin to spill across the field by the Red
Barn restaurant, on the north side of town, at the new Highway 69

               Flood observed forecast 7 am

Location stage stage day time Mon Tue Wed

Marmaton river basin
Fort Scott 38 29.4 sun 06 am 37.5 29.8 19.2

Lat... Lon 3788 9462 3782 9462 3778 9480 3787 9481