449  
WGUS83 KPAH 201937  
FLSPAH  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KENTUCKY  
137 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN INDIANA...  
KENTUCKY...  
 
OHIO RIVER AT OWENSBORO...NEWBURGH DAM...EVANSVILLE...MOUNT VERNON  
...J.T. MYERS DAM...GOLCONDA...SHAWNEETOWN...SMITHLAND DAM...PADUCAH  
AND CAIRO  
 
.MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING CONTINUES ALONG THE LOWER OHIO RIVER.  
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OVERNIGHT WILL CAUSE RIVER LEVELS TO  
TO CONTINUE TO RISE LATER THIS WEEK ALONG PORTIONS OF THE RIVER.  
A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE. ADDITIONAL  
HEAVY RAIN IS FORECAST ACROSS MUCH OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY  
ON FRIDAY AND EARLY SATURDAY. SMITHLAND DAM IS NOW EXPECTED TO REACH 50 FEET,  
WHICH IS TOUCHING THE MAJOR FLOOD CATEGORY. CAIRO IS EXPECTED TO GO INTO  
THE MAJOR FLOOD CATEGORY WITH A CREST OF 54.5 FEET. CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR  
UPDATES TO THE FORECAST.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE...  
 
NEVER DRIVE CARS...TRUCKS OR SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES THROUGH FLOODED  
AREAS. THE WATER MAY BE TOO DEEP TO ALLOW SAFE PASSAGE. NEVER ALLOW  
CHILDREN TO PLAY IN OR NEAR FLOOD WATERS. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER  
RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR FURTHER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE UPDATED  
FORECASTS.  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT  
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=PAH /LOWER CASE/  
 

 
 
INC147-KYC059-212336-  
/O.EXT.KPAH.FL.W.0041.000000T0000Z-190302T1424Z/  
/OWBK2.2.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.190302T0824Z.NO/  
137 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OHIO RIVER AT OWENSBORO.  
* UNTIL SATURDAY MARCH 02.  
* AT 4:23 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 41.3 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 40.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY  
EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 41.0 FEET...MINOR FLOODING OCCURS AFFECTING MAINLY  
BOTTOMLAND AND SURROUNDING LOW LYING AREAS.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3790 8721 3789 8712 3806 8681 3794 8682  
3771 8710 3780 8728  
 

 
 
INC147-163-173-KYC059-101-212336-  
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0030.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/NBGI3.1.ER.190209T0933Z.190216T2145Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
137 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OHIO RIVER AT NEWBURGH DAM  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 45.8 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 38.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 45.8 FEET BY THIS  
EVENING. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.  
* IMPACT...AT 46.0 FEET...HIGHWAY 662 NEAR THE OLD LOCK AND DAM 47  
BEGINS TO FLOOD. THIS IS APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE DOWNSTREAM FROM THE  
CURRENT LOCK AND DAM.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3801 8745 3790 8721 3780 8728 3787 8745  
 

 
 
INC129-163-173-KYC059-101-212336-  
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0043.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/EVVI3.1.ER.190213T1245Z.190217T2200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
137 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OHIO RIVER AT EVANSVILLE  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 43.6 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 42.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 43.6 FEET BY THIS  
EVENING. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.  
* IMPACT...AT 45.0 FEET...MANY COUNTY ROADS ARE FLOODED AND SOME ARE  
IMPASSABLE.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3796 8770 3802 8759 3801 8745 3787 8745  
3780 8756 3781 8769  
 

 
 
INC129-163-KYC101-225-212336-  
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0031.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/MTVI3.2.ER.190210T0546Z.190219T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
137 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OHIO RIVER AT MOUNT VERNON  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 6:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 46.0 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 35.0 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 45.7 FEET  
BY TOMORROW MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 45.0 FEET...LARGE PORTIONS OF POINT TOWNSHIP IN POSEY  
COUNTY ARE FLOODED.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3792 8796 3798 8784 3796 8770 3781 8769  
3780 8784  
 

 
 
INC129-KYC225-212336-  
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0032.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/UNWK2.2.ER.190210T0900Z.190220T1900Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
137 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OHIO RIVER AT J.T. MYERS DAM  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 49.6 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 37.0 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO A STAGE OF 49.4 FEET  
BY TOMORROW MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 49.0 FEET...THE TOP OF THE PROTECTION IS REACHED AT J.T.  
MYERS LOCK AND DAM.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3778 8811 3792 8796 3780 8784 3773 8800  
 

 
 
ILC059-069-KYC055-225-212336-  
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0033.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/SHNI2.2.ER.190209T1607Z.190220T1645Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
137 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OHIO RIVER AT SHAWNEETOWN  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 12:30 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 48.9 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 33.0 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 48.9 FEET BY THIS  
EVENING. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3778 8811 3773 8800 3757 8800 3753 8818  
3771 8821  
 

 
 
ILC069-151-KYC055-139-212336-  
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0034.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/GOLI2.3.ER.190211T1622Z.190219T0130Z.000000T0000Z.NR/  
137 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OHIO RIVER AT GOLCONDA  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 50.6 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 40.0 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 50.6 FEET BY THIS  
EVENING THEN BEGIN FALLING.  
* IMPACT...AT 49.0 FEET...SEVERAL FAMILIES ARE EVACUATED IN HALL TOWN.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3757 8800 3746 8799 3735 8839 3727 8840  
3728 8856 3746 8851  
 

 
 
ILC127-151-KYC139-145-212336-  
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0035.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/PAHK2.2.ER.190210T2122Z.190224T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
137 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OHIO RIVER AT PADUCAH  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 49.6 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 39.0 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 51.5 FEET BY  
SUNDAY MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING.  
* IMPACT...AT 52.0 FEET...MAJOR FLOODING OCCURS AND IS WIDESPREAD ON  
BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3715 8861 3715 8852 3707 8837 3697 8854  
3709 8872  
 

 
 
ILC003-153-KYC007-039-075-105-MOC133-212336-  
/O.CON.KPAH.FL.W.0011.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/CIRI2.3.ER.190122T0830Z.190224T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
137 PM CST WED FEB 20 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE OHIO RIVER AT CAIRO  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 52.9 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 40.0 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 54.5 FEET BY  
SUNDAY MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING.  
* IMPACT...AT 56.0 FEET...U.S. HIGHWAY 51 NEAR WICKLIFFE IS FLOODED.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3709 8946 3717 8916 3709 8907 3680 8900  
3651 8918  
 

 
 
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