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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 1:03 PM CST Feb. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... For the Shoal Creek near Joplin...
* at 12:00 PM Sunday the stage was 13.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise to near 12.2 feet this evening.

* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
around midnight.
* Impact... at 14.0 feet... flood waters innundate Wildcat State Park.

               Flood observed forecast 6 am

Location stage stage day time Mon Tue Wed

Spring River basin
Joplin 12 13.0 sun 12 PM 10.0 7.4 6.1

Lat... Lon 3704 9450 3693 9433 3688 9440 3702 9462
      3705 9462

913 am CST sun Feb 25 2018

... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 630 PM CST Sunday for
Cherokee... Newton... McDonald... Barry... Lawrence... Jasper and Dade

At 912 am CST, the Department of Transportation reported flooding
across the warned area. The rain has ended... however... residual
runoff continued to flood low lying areas.

This warning includes but is not limited to the following low water
Highway 43 at Buffalo Creek west of Anderson...
north main and Murphy Boulevard in Joplin...
business Highway 60 just north of Neosho...
Highway 97 at the Spring River north of Stotts City...
and Highway 37 at the Spring River southwest of Avilla.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All
interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

Lat... Lon 3650 9462 3700 9462 3700 9507 3734 9507
      3735 9409 3758 9407 3757 9362 3650 9358