Columbia, MO

71.0°F / 21.7°C
Light Rain
Humidity: 99%
Dew Point: 71°F / 22°C
Wind: NE at 1.0 mph / 1.6 km/h
Wind Gust: 3.0 mph / 4.8 km/h
Pressure: 29.90 in / 1012 hPa (Rising)
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
Clouds: (FEW) : 400 ft / 121 m
Overcast (OVC) : 3700 ft / 1127 m
Yesterday's Maximum: 94°F / 34°C
Yesterday's Minimum: 66°F / 19°C
UV: 0.0 out of 16
Sunrise:6:38 AM CDT
Sunset:7:39 PM CDT
Moon Rise:1:20 PM CDT
Moon Set:11:44 PM CDT
Moon Phase Waxing Crescent
NOAA Weather Radio
SPECI KCOU 020401Z AUTO 00000KT 10SM -RA FEW004 OVC037 22/21 A2990 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT NE AND E AND W P0000 T02170211 $
As of: 11:11 PM CDT on September 01, 2014
Observed at: Westwind Park Old Southwest, Columbia, MO

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Forecast

Today
partlycloudy
86° | 70°F
30° | 21°C
Wednesday
chancetstorms
90° | 73°F
32° | 23°C
Thursday
partlycloudy
93° | 73°F
34° | 23°C
Tomorrow is forecast to be
nearly the same temperature as today.
Flash Flood Watch in effect until 7 am CDT Tuesday...
Monday
Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 86F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the WSW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms, then thunderstorms and rain showers after midnight. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.
Tuesday
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 70F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wednesday
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 90F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 73F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Clear. High of 93F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 73F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 95F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday Night
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 86F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of 55F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday
Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear. Low of 61F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday
Clear. High of 82F. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 70F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Tuesday
Partly cloudy. High of 91F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 68F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday
Clear. High of 93F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday Night
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 66F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Thursday
Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 90F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Friday
Clear. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Friday Night
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 63F. Winds less than 5 mph.
As of: 10:00 PM CDT on September 01, 2014 from station KMOCOLUM4
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Scientific Forecaster Discussion

Warnings & Notices

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Expires 2:00 AM CDT on September 02, 2014
Statement as of 11:03 PM CDT on September 01, 2014

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 487 remains in effect until 200 am CDT

MO
. Missouri counties included are

Audrain Barry Barton
Bates Benton Boone
Callaway Camden Cass
Cedar Christian Cole
Cooper Crawford Dade
Dallas Dent Franklin
Gasconade Greene Henry
Hickory Iron Jasper
Jefferson Johnson Laclede
Lawrence Lincoln McDonald
Maries Miller Moniteau
Montgomery Morgan Newton
Osage Pettis Phelps
Pike Polk Pulaski
St. Charles St. Clair Ste. Genevieve
St. Francois St. Louis stone
Texas Vernon Warren
Washington Webster Wright




Missouri independent cities included are

St. Louis city


Flash Flood Warning

Expires 1:00 AM CDT on September 02, 2014
Statement as of 10:30 PM CDT on September 1, 2014

... Flash Flood Warning remains in effect for northeastern Moniteau...
Callaway and southern Boone counties until 100 am CDT...

At 1024 PM CDT... National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated
thunderstorms with very heavy rainfall across the warned area.
Between two and four inches of rain has fallen since 6 PM across the
warned area. Additional rainfall is possible through at least
midnight over the warned area.

Runoff from this excessive rainfall will cause flash flooding to
occur. Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
Ashland... Columbia... Fulton... Auxvasse... Easley... Jamestown...
midway... Murry... New Bloomfield... Rocheport... Shamrock and
Williamsburg.

Hinkson creek in Boone County is just a foot below flood stage as of
10 PM. Flood stage on hinkson creek is 15 feet.

This warning includes Jewell cemetery historic site and Rock Bridge
State Park.

This warning also includes...
Interstate 70 in Missouri from exit 115 to exit 161.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Excessive runoff from this storm will cause flooding of small creeks
and streams... country roads... normally dry washes... as well as
farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. If flooding is observed... act quickly. Do not
enter the water. Turn around and move up to higher ground. Do not
stay in areas subject to flooding when water begins rising.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely.


Lat... Lon 3891 9251 3893 9251 3898 9257 3907 9253
      3906 9165 3871 9164 3871 9234 3874 9239
      3871 9240 3871 9261


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Flash Flood Watch

Expires 7:00 AM CDT on September 02, 2014
Statement as of 11:09 PM CDT on September 1, 2014

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect until 7 am CDT Tuesday...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* a portion of central Missouri... including the following
County... Boone MO.

* Until 7 am CDT Tuesday

* thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall are expected to continue
over the next several hours. Localized rainfalls of 3-4 inches
are possible by the time the heaviest rainfall diminishes.

* Heavy rainfall will result in flooding of low lying or poor
drainage areas... and ultimately dangerous flash flooding on
smaller creeks and streams. Significant rises on larger
streams and rivers will also be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that flash flooding is possible but not
imminent in the watch area. People in the watch area should be
aware of the possibility of heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
Check your preparedness requirements... especially if you live in
flood prone areas. Stay informed... and be ready for quick action
if flooding is observed or if a Flash Flood Warning is issued.





Local Storm Report



09/01/2014 0950 PM

4 miles NE of McBaine, Boone County.

Heavy rain m3.38 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Rainfall so far from 6 PM to 950 PM.





09/01/2014 1035 PM

Columbia, Boone County.

Hail e0.25 inch, reported by trained spotter.






09/01/2014 1000 PM

2 miles se of Columbia, Boone County.

Heavy rain m4.01 inch, reported by cocorahs.


            Rainfall in past three hours.





09/01/2014 1000 PM

2 miles se of Columbia, Boone County.

Heavy rain m4.01 inch, reported by Coast Guard.


            Rainfall in past three hours.





09/01/2014 0915 PM

2 miles ESE of Columbia, Boone County.

Flash flood, reported by dept of highways.


            Highway ww at old Hawthorne Road... water over the
            roadway. Roadway closed.





09/01/2014 0915 PM

2 miles W of Columbia, Boone County.

Heavy rain m3.20 inch, reported by cocorahs.


            Rainfall in past two hours.





09/01/2014 0845 PM

4 miles NE of McBaine, Boone County.

Heavy rain m2.68 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Rainfall between 6 PM and 845 PM.



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 6:10 PM CDT on September 1, 2014

... Safety rules for severe thunderstorms...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National
Weather Service. In the interest of public safety, the
following safety rules are provided. Public and commercial
broadcast stations serving the affected area are asked to
broadcast these safety measures frequently while the watch is
in effect.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for
the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the
watch area. If you are in the watch area, keep up to date of
the latest weather information. These storms can develop
rapidly so there may be occasions when advance warning is not
possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means a severe thunderstorm has
been observed or indicated on radar. If you are in the path
or near the storm, take immediate actions to protect life and
property. Follow these safety rules:

(1) in open country, you should seek shelter and avoid trees
which can be targets for lightning. If there is no shelter,
go to a ditch or culvert but beware of rising water which can
cause flooding.

(2) when indoors, stay away from outside walls and windows
and go to an interior room on the lowest level. Avoid using
electrical appliances while the storm is nearby.

(3) in Mobile homes, you should leave and seek nearby safe
shelter.

(4) if swimming or on a boat, you should get to shore as
quickly as possible and find shelter.

A thunderstorm is considered severe when it contains one inch
or larger diameter size hail and/or wind gusts of 58 miles an
hour or greater. A severe thunderstorm can also produce deadly
lightning and very heavy rain which can lead to flash flooding.

Remember, with any severe thunderstorm there is always the
possibility of tornadoes.


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