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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:08 PM CDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Friday evening
through late Sunday night...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and southeast
Missouri, including the following areas, in southern Illinois,
Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin,
Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski,
Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne IL, white, and Williamson. In
western Kentucky, Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, and
McCracken. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Cape
Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry MO, Ripley,
Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* From Friday evening through late Sunday night

* the watch is generally in effect for locations along and west of
a line extending from near Fulton, Kentucky to Mount Carmel,
Illinois, including all of southeast Missouri. Much of this
region has already received 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall in the
past 24 to 36 hours. Though things may tend to dry out a bit
through the day Friday, numerous thunderstorms with very heavy
rain are expected to develop Friday night and then again
Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday evening. There may be a break
in the heavy rain threat during the day Saturday. An additional
3 to 6 inches could fall on this already wetted ground by the
time the entire event is finished Sunday night.

* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding, the heavy
rainfall is expected to cause rises on many of the area
rivers, particularly the smaller rivers in southeast Missouri,
such as the Saint Francis, black, and current.

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.





Public Information Statement
Issued: 8:00 PM CDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... NWS damage survey for April 26 2017 tornado event...

.Hickman - Graves County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 12.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 26 2017
start time: 712 PM CDT
start location: 4.6 miles southeast of Clinton, KY

End date: April 26, 2017
end time: 730 PM CDT
end location: 3.2 miles north northeast of Wingo, KY

At least 3 dozen homes and buildings sustained minor to moderate
damage consisting primarily of loss of shingles, siding and trim.
One home lost about a third of its roof and another had the back
porch blown off. A large Chicken house lost approximately one
fourth of its roof structure. Several smaller outbuildings or
garages were destroyed. Hundreds of trees and tree limbs were
blown down. Four eyewitnesses reported seeing the tornado near
Fulgham. Most of the damage was concentrated around and just north
of Fulgham. The tornado weakened somewhat as it moved into Graves
County and the damage track became more intermittent there.

Straight line wind damage with peak winds up to 80 mph was
observed in areas adjacent to the tornado track.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.
3
EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.


800 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

... NWS damage survey for April 26 2017 tornado event...

.Hickman - Graves County tornado...

Rating: EF-1
estimated peak wind: 95 mph
path length /statute/: 12.5 miles
path width /maximum/: 150 yards
fatalities: 0
injuries: 0

Start date: April 26 2017
start time: 712 PM CDT
start location: 4.6 miles southeast of Clinton, KY

End date: April 26, 2017
end time: 730 PM CDT
end location: 3.2 miles north northeast of Wingo, KY

At least 3 dozen homes and buildings sustained minor to moderate
damage consisting primarily of loss of shingles, siding and trim.
One home lost about a third of its roof and another had the back
porch blown off. A large Chicken house lost approximately one
fourth of its roof structure. Several smaller outbuildings or
garages were destroyed. Hundreds of trees and tree limbs were
blown down. Four eyewitnesses reported seeing the tornado near
Fulgham. Most of the damage was concentrated around and just north
of Fulgham. The tornado weakened somewhat as it moved into Graves
County and the damage track became more intermittent there.

Straight line wind damage with peak winds up to 80 mph was
observed in areas adjacent to the tornado track.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies
tornadoes into the following categories.
3
EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

Note:
the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event and publication in
NWS storm data.



Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:08 PM CDT Apr. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Friday evening
through late Sunday night...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and southeast
Missouri, including the following areas, in southern Illinois,
Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin,
Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Massac, Perry IL, Pope, Pulaski,
Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne IL, white, and Williamson. In
western Kentucky, Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Hickman, and
McCracken. In southeast Missouri, Bollinger, Butler, Cape
Girardeau, Carter, Mississippi, New Madrid, Perry MO, Ripley,
Scott, Stoddard, and Wayne MO.

* From Friday evening through late Sunday night

* the watch is generally in effect for locations along and west of
a line extending from near Fulton, Kentucky to Mount Carmel,
Illinois, including all of southeast Missouri. Much of this
region has already received 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall in the
past 24 to 36 hours. Though things may tend to dry out a bit
through the day Friday, numerous thunderstorms with very heavy
rain are expected to develop Friday night and then again
Saturday night, Sunday and Sunday evening. There may be a break
in the heavy rain threat during the day Saturday. An additional
3 to 6 inches could fall on this already wetted ground by the
time the entire event is finished Sunday night.

* In addition to the possibility of flash flooding, the heavy
rainfall is expected to cause rises on many of the area
rivers, particularly the smaller rivers in southeast Missouri,
such as the Saint Francis, black, and current.

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.





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