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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Extreme Rain = Extreme Flooding
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While the risk of violent tornadoes today is again high, I don't want to overlook the record flooding from the Ozarks to the lower Ohio River Valley. This is a map of rainfall over the last seven days. The red is at least six inches (scale at right). The purple area in southern Missouri, near West Plains, is more than 16 inches! An additional 2-3" may fall over the next few days. Rivers are still rising in many areas.