Expires 12:00 PM EDT on May 27, 2013
Statement as of 9:49 am CDT on May 21, 2013
The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a
* Flood Warning for
the Meramec river near Arnold
* from late tonight to Sunday morning.
* At 9:30 am Tuesday the stage was 23.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river is forecast to rise above flood stage late tonight
and crest near 27.2 feet Friday morning.
* Impact... at 27.0 feet... Meramec bottom Road between Wells Road and
kerth Road begins flooding near this height.
* Impact... at 26.0 feet... house at the end of kasebaum Lane is
surrounded by water just west of Lemay Ferry Road bridge. Also,
Hawkins Road south of Meramec bottom Road is closed near this
* Impact... at 25.1 feet... St. Louis County closes the following roads
at this height: Butler Hill west of summerhedge place, Meramec
bottom Road between Hageman Road and Highway 21, Hawkins Road south
of Meramec bottom Road, and old Telegraph Road at Earl widman
* Impact... at 24.7 feet... Hawkins Road south of Meramec bottom Road
* Impact... at 24.0 feet... corisande hills Road begins flooding at this
height. Meramec bottom Road between Hageman Road and Highway 21
* Impact... at 23.5 feet... the boat ramps and fishing banks at Arnold
City Park and at the Flamm City access on the West Bank near the
Telegraph Road bridge are flooded.
* Impact... at 23.0 feet... old Telegraph Road at Earl widman County
park and Butler Hill Road west beyond summerhedge place begin
flooding. Heintz Road between Telegraph and erb also floods near
Lat... Lon 3851 9043 3851 9039 3845 9032 3841 9034 3845 9043
fld latest 7am forecast
location stg obs stg 05/22 05/23 05/24 05/25 05/26
Statement as of 02:53 am CDT on May 21, 2013
... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Columbia ASOS...
a record rainfall of 1.48 inches was set at Columbia ASOS yesterday.
This breaks the old record of 1.2 set in 1947.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:48 PM CDT on May 21, 2013
... Preliminary damage survey results confirm short-lived tornado in
Mount Olive Illinois...
* maximum ef-scale rating: EF-2
* fatalities: none
* injuries: 3 minor
* begin time/location: 05/20/2013 1014 PM
* end time/location: 05/20/2013 1015 PM
* maximum estimated wind speed: 120-125 mph
* path length: approximately 1 mile
* maximum path width: 75 yards
* discussion/damage: preliminary survey results indicate a tornado
touched down in the downtown portion of Mount Olive and traveled
east. The damage path was 4 blocks long and ranged from 50-75
yards wide. The second story of a brick building was blown
off... large sections of several roofs were blown 2 blocks to the
north... a historic 2 story home had the roof blown off... and
windows were blown out of several homes and businesses.
This preliminary information was determined by a National
Weather Service survey team and is subject to change pending
final review of the event and publication in National Weather
Service storm data.
This information can also be found on our website at
www.Weather.Gov/lsx. More information will be available at
a later date when surveys have been completed.
For reference... the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes
into the following categories:
EF0... wind speeds 65 to 85 mph
EF1... wind speeds 86 to 110 mph
EF2... wind speeds 111 to 135 mph
EF3... wind speeds 136 to 165 mph
EF4... wind speeds 166 to 200 mph
EF5... wind speeds greater than 200 mph