Tracking The Flood Threat

Good Sunday, folks. Rounds of showers and thunderstorms continue to target the state today, with a lot more on the way for the week ahead. We have a lot of water falling from the skies during this time, leading to a flood and flash flood threat.

Much of central and eastern Kentucky is already under a Flash Flood Watch for the current rains falling…

I anticipate those being expanded to include more counties and go through the first half of the new week.

Today’s showers and storms are coming at us in moisture comes up and over a stalled front to our south. This action will be heavy at times and we will have to watch for flooding issues developing. Here are your Sunday soaker trackers…

Rounds of showers and thunderstorms will continue to stream across the region from southwest to northeast through Wednesday. This rich supply of moisture is pretty amazing to see, but it’s also a little scary. Several inches of rain will be likely during this time, with several areas possibly topping 5″ of rain.

I really don’t have too many complaints with the rain numbers from the WPC…

Flash flooding and river flooding are all possible over the next several days. If you live in a low-lying or flood prone area, keep an eye on water levels.

I will have another update later today, so check back. Have a good one and take care.

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12 Responses to Tracking The Flood Threat

  1. Terry says:

    I think NWS needs to add Whitley, Knox, Bell, Harlan and other far Southern KY counties as we had heavy rain yesterday down this way. Also, the convective outlook today is fairly high and supports at least a slight risk for flash flooding on the border counties down here!

  2. Schroeder says:

    The first day of Autumn arrives with flash flood watches for parts of the state. Other areas of the country are already having flooding and a report of a tornado in Canada. Looking at the weather maps ( not weather models ) the high pressure has move off shore in the Atlantic but is pushing lots of moisture into the Ohio Valley. I expect this high will move back west in the coming days and return a most familiar weather pattern. #climatechangeevents

    • MarkLex says:

      I don’t think anyone doubts climate change. I think the big argument is the fact that a lot of people think climate change happens regardless of human impact, while others think it’s mostly human impact. Like, it would happen anyway, no matter what, in cycles. I do know I saw a video of all the ocean trash. It’s pretty crazy to think how polluted the oceans are with miles and miles of trash. But on a positive note, someone has invented something to clean up the trash starting in 2020 I believe. They say that when you buy fish, the likelihood of it having plastic in it is high.

  3. Terry says:

    Well, Harlan is missing most today (so far), but they need to expand the flood watch! Whitley and Knox are really adding up on rain with a lot of heavy rain moving out of TN this afternoon. Looks rough this evening for southern KY!

  4. AC says:

    Latest map shows central KY out of the watch. I guess they’re doing this based on timing. It was a *Flash* flood watch so with rain moving out for a while a watch might be re-issued later.

    A general flood watch might be issued if the 5″ + rain totals are realized.

  5. Mike S says:

    Bath County Mesonet is now over 12″ for the month of September
    Rowan County Mesonet over 10″ also
    Mason and Campbell county Mesonet sites looking at double digit monthly totals soon, if not already.
    Locations near Frankfort are pushing 4″+ amounts since Friday.

    • Terry says:

      What is your annual total so far to date?

      I am at 49.04 and pouring the rain this afternoon. It is very likely I will hit the 50 inch mark today or no later than this week coming. Black Mt mesonet is over 60 inches now! Granted Black Mt is over 20 miles from my house and nearly 3,000 feet higher in elevation, I have recorded a lot less than that mesonet but still already achieved the annual average at my house for 2018☺ We still have over 3 months to go and most areas are starting to achieve annual rainfall surpluses!

  6. Jimbo says:

    In my area of WV we received our yearly average rainfall by the first week of August, which was around 42 inches. Now we are over 59 inches. A top 10 finish is less than 2 inches away. The all time wettest is 2003 with 61.01 inches which is well within reach with over 3 months left.

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