948  
WGUS82 KTBW 250138  
FLSTBW  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL  
938 PM EDT THU SEP 24 2020  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN FLORIDA...  
 
PEACE RIVER AT ARCADIA AT SR 70 AFFECTING DESOTO COUNTY.  
 
FOR THE PEACE...INCLUDING BARTOW, ZOLFO SPRINGS AT SR 17, ARCADIA AT  
SR 70...MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE AROUND BARRICADES OR DRIVE  
CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS.  
 
A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING. ALL  
INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.  
 
CAUTION IS URGED WHEN WALKING NEAR RIVERBANKS.  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV.  
 
THE NEXT STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED FRIDAY MORNING AT 800 AM EDT.  
 

 
 
FLC027-251200-  
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/ARCF1.1.ER.200921T0405Z.200921T1900Z.200925T0600Z.NO/  
938 PM EDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
..THE FLOOD WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING
 
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE PEACE RIVER AT ARCADIA AT SR 70.  
* UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING.  
* AT 8:30 PM EDT THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.1 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* RECENT ACTIVITY...THE MAXIMUM RIVER STAGE IN THE 24 HOURS ENDING  
AT 8:30 PM EDT THURSDAY WAS 11.3 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE JUST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND CONTINUE FALLING TO 10.0 FEET SUNDAY  
EVENING.  
* IMPACT...AT 11.0 FEET, ACCESS ROADS TO RIVER ACRES BECOME FLOODED.  
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 11.1  
FEET ON 10/02/2003.  
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECASTS (8 PM EDT)  
LOCATION STG STG DAY/TIME FRI SAT SUN MON TUE  
 
PEACE RIVER  
ARCADIA AT SR 7 11.0 11.1 THU 8 PM 10.7 10.3 10.0 9.7 9.3  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 2735 8179 2714 8189 2704 8197 2704 8202  
2714 8197 2735 8186  
 

 
 
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