969  
WGUS84 KJAN 010234  
FLSJAN  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON, MS  
834 PM CST SAT FEB 28 2015  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN  
MISSISSIPPI...  
 
BIG BLACK RIVER AT WEST AFFECTING ATTALA AND HOLMES COUNTIES  
BIG BLACK RIVER NEAR BENTONIA AFFECTING MADISON AND YAZOO COUNTIES  
BIG BLACK RIVER NEAR BOVINA AFFECTING HINDS AND WARREN COUNTIES  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
DO NOT DRIVE OR WALK THROUGH AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS ROADWAY! THE  
WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. REMEMBER...TURN AROUND, DON'T  
DROWN!  
 
FORECASTS ARE BASED ON RAINFALL THAT HAS OCCURRED AND THAT WHICH IS  
FORECAST TO OCCUR. ROUTINE 12 HOURS OF FORECAST RAINFALL IS USED FOR  
MOST SITES. ROUTINE 48 HOURS OF FORECAST RAINFALL IS USED ON TIBBEE  
CREEK...LUXAPALLILA CREEK...NOXUBEE RIVER...AND THE TOMBIGBEE RIVER.  
 
THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED UPDATE IS EXPECTED BETWEEN 8 AND 10 AM.  
 

 
 
MSC007-051-020834-  
/O.EXT.KJAN.FL.W.0014.000000T0000Z-150304T0900Z/  
/WSTM6.1.ER.150223T0126Z.150226T0700Z.150303T1800Z.NO/  
834 PM CST SAT FEB 28 2015  
   
..FLOOD WARNING EXTENDED UNTIL LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE BIG BLACK RIVER AT WEST  
* UNTIL LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.  
* AT 7:45 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.8 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE FALLING TO BELOW FLOOD  
STAGE BY EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  
 

 
 
FLOOD OBSERVED FORECAST 7 AM CREST  
LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME SUN MON TUE CREST TIME DATE  
 
UPPER BIG BLACK RIVER  
WEST 15 17.8 SAT 08 PM 17.5 16.7 15.4 FALLING  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3291 9006 3314 8990 3330 8981 3322 8963  
3313 8969 3285 8987  
 

 
 
MSC089-163-020834-  
/O.CON.KJAN.FL.W.0015.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/BTAM6.2.ER.150223T1800Z.150301T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
834 PM CST SAT FEB 28 2015  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE BIG BLACK RIVER NEAR BENTONIA  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 8:00 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 25.3 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 22.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 25.5 FEET BY  
EARLY TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND STAY STEADY FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.  
* IMPACT...AT 25.0 FEET...EXTENSIVE FLOODING OF AGRICULTURAL LAND IS  
OCCURRING.  
 

 
 
FLOOD OBSERVED FORECAST 7 AM CREST  
LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME SUN MON TUE CREST TIME DATE  
 
LOWER BIG BLACK RIVER  
BENTONIA 22 25.3 SAT 08 PM 25.4 25.5 25.5 25.5 12 PM 03/01  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3256 9064 3281 9012 3291 9006 3285 8987  
3272 8996 3245 9052  
 

 
 
MSC049-149-020834-  
/O.CON.KJAN.FL.W.0016.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/BOVM6.1.ER.000000T0000Z.150304T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
834 PM CST SAT FEB 28 2015  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE BIG BLACK RIVER NEAR BOVINA  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 8:15 PM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS 29.8 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 28.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 30.5 FEET BY  
EARLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THEN SLOWLY FALL OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL  
DAYS.  
* IMPACT...AT 28.0 FEET...LOW-LYING AGRICULTURAL LAND NEAR THE RIVER  
BEGINS TO FLOOD.  
 

 
 
FLOOD OBSERVED FORECAST 7 AM CREST  
LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME SUN MON TUE CREST TIME DATE  
 
LOWER BIG BLACK RIVER  
BOVINA 28 29.8 SAT 08 PM 29.8 29.9 30.2 30.5 12 PM 03/04  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3217 9093 3224 9078 3256 9064 3245 9052  
3218 9065 3204 9102  
 

 
 
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