534  
WGUS44 KJAN 201921  
FLWJAN  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON, MS  
121 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
 
...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY FOR THE  
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN MISSISSIPPI...  
 
PEARL RIVER NEAR ROCKPORT AFFECTING COPIAH AND SIMPSON 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!  
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT FORECAST CRESTS ARE BASED UPON RAINFALL THAT HAS  
OCCURRED ALONG WITH FORECAST RAINFALL FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT:  
HTTPS://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=JAN  
 
THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED UPDATE IS EXPECTED TONIGHT BETWEEN 8 AND  
10 PM.  
 

 
 
MSC029-127-220120-  
/O.CON.KJAN.FL.W.0074.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/ROCM6.3.ER.200211T0930Z.200221T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
121 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
..FORECAST FLOODING INCREASED FROM MODERATE TO MAJOR SEVERITY
 
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE PEARL RIVER NEAR ROCKPORT.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 12:30 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 38.3 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 25.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 39.0 FEET JUST  
AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.  
* FLOOD HISTORY...THIS CREST IS 3.83 FEET LESS THE FLOOD OF 1979.  
* IMPACT...AT 39.0 FEET...MAJOR FLOODING OF HOMES AND MANY PRIMARY  
ROADS IS OCCURRING.  
 

 
 
FLOOD OBSERVED FORECAST 6 AM CREST  
LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME FRI SAT SUN CREST TIME DATE  
 
MIDDLE PEARL RIVER  
ROCKPORT 25 38.3 THU 12 PM 39.0 38.1 36.9 39.0 12 AM 02/21  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 3168 9019 3178 9019 3193 9025 3198 9012  
3182 9005 3169 9005  
 

 
 
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