773  
WGUS84 KJAN 161324  
FLSJAN  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS  
824 AM CDT TUE APR 16 2024  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN  
MISSISSIPPI...  
 
BIG BLACK RIVER AT WEST AFFECTING ATTALA AND HOLMES COUNTIES.  
 
BIG BLACK RIVER NEAR BOVINA AFFECTING HINDS AND WARREN COUNTIES.  
 
BIG BLACK RIVER NEAR BENTONIA AFFECTING YAZOO AND MADISON  
COUNTIES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT  
WWW.WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=JAN  
 
THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED THIS EVENING AT 830 PM CDT.  
 

 
 
MSC007-051-170130-  
/O.EXT.KJAN.FL.W.0065.000000T0000Z-240420T1800Z/  
/WSTM6.2.ER.240410T0825Z.240411T2000Z.240420T0000Z.NO/  
824 AM CDT TUE APR 16 2024  
   
..FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON
 
 
* WHAT...MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
 
* WHERE...BIG BLACK RIVER AT WEST.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
* IMPACTS...AT 17 FEET, SEVERAL THOUSAND ACRES OF AGRICULTURAL AND  
LOWLAND BECOME INUNDATED.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...  
- AT 7:45 AM CDT TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.9 FEET AND FALLING.  
- FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE ON  
FRIDAY.  
- FLOOD STAGE IS 15 FEET.  
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECASTS (7 AM CDT)  
LOCATION STG STG DAY/TIME WED THU FRI  
 
BIG BLACK RIVER  
WEST 15.0 17.9 TUE 7 AM CDT 16.9 16.0 15.3  
 

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

 
 
MSC049-149-170130-  
/O.CON.KJAN.FL.W.0070.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/BOVM6.2.ER.240410T1214Z.240415T1500Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
824 AM CDT TUE APR 16 2024  
   
..FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
 
* WHAT...MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS  
FORECAST.  
 
* WHERE...BIG BLACK RIVER NEAR BOVINA.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
 
* IMPACTS...AT 38 FEET, WATER IS ACROSS THE ROAD NEAR THE OLD  
HIGHWAY 80 BRIDGE. EXTENSIVE FLOODING OF AGRICULTURAL LAND IS  
OCCURRING. SEVERAL LOCAL ACCESS ROADS ARE ALSO UNDERWATER.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...  
- AT 8:15 AM CDT TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 38.5 FEET AND NEARLY  
STEADY.  
- FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO VERY SLOWLY FALL TO NEAR  
38 FEET BY THE END OF THIS WEEK.  
- FLOOD STAGE IS 28 FEET.  
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECASTS (7 AM CDT)  
LOCATION STG STG DAY/TIME WED THU FRI  
 
BIG BLACK RIVER  
BOVINA 28.0 38.5 TUE 8 AM CDT 38.4 38.3 38.2  
 

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

 
 
MSC089-163-170130-  
/O.CON.KJAN.FL.W.0069.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/BTAM6.2.ER.240410T1130Z.240413T1300Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
824 AM CDT TUE APR 16 2024  
   
..FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
 
* WHAT...MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS  
FORECAST.  
 
* WHERE...BIG BLACK RIVER NEAR BENTONIA.  
 
* WHEN...UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
 
* IMPACTS...AT 28 FEET, DEVASTATING FLOODING OF AGRICULTURAL LAND  
BEGINS TO OCCUR.  
 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...  
- AT 8:00 AM CDT TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 28.1 FEET AND NEARLY  
STEADY.  
- FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO FALL VERY SLOWLY TO BELOW  
27 FEET BY THE END OF THIS WEEK.  
- FLOOD STAGE IS 22 FEET.  
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECASTS (7 AM CDT)  
LOCATION STG STG DAY/TIME WED THU FRI  
 
BIG BLACK RIVER  
BENTONIA 22.0 28.1 TUE 8 AM CDT 28.0 27.8 27.6  
 

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

 
 
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