Weather Alerts for Clay Co.

Issued by the National Weather Service

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning

Areas Affected:
Clay - Greene
Effective: Sat, 2/24 11:00pm Updated: Fri, 2/23 11:36am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon, 2/26 8:05pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

...The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a Flood
Warning for the following rivers in central and southern Indiana...
Eel River...White River...Muscatatuck River...Big Blue River...
.Extensive river flooding will develop in central and southern
Indiana this weekend and continue through much of next week.  Near
major to major flooding is possible in some areas of southern
Indiana. Flooding may exceed levels seen in early May 2017 by 1 to
2 feet.
Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches fell in southern Indiana since Thursday
morning.  Rainfall totals since February 14 now stand at 2 to more
than 6 inches in central and southern Indiana.The heaviest rain has
fallen in southern Indiana along the Ohio River.
An additional 2 to more than 4 inches will fall in central and
southern Indiana by late Sunday morning.  Much of this rain will fall
Friday night and again on Saturday night.
Extensive flooding will develop quickly during the weekend and
continue through next week.  High water will close numerous state and
local roads and possibly affect residential areas. Sharp river rises
are possible during the weekend.
Precautionary/Preparedness Actions...
Motorists should never drive into flood water. Turn around and go
another way. Keep children away from flooded areas. Recreational and
agricultural interests should remain alert to changing river
For detailed flood information go to on the web and
click on rivers and lakes.
The National Weather Service in Indianapolis has issued a
* Flood Warning for
the Eel River at Bowling Green.
* from Saturday evening to Monday evening.
* At 10:30 AM Friday the stage was 9.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tomorrow late evening and
continue to rise to near 18.3 feet by Sunday morning.  The river
will fall below flood stage by Monday morning.
* At 18.0 feet...Typical high water after heavy rains.  This causes
extensive flooding of bottomlands and floods many county roads.
Persons living in river cabins are inconvenienced.  Campers must
move from low ground. Poland-Bowling Green road is impassable.

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
Bartholomew - Brown - Clay - Daviess - Decatur - Greene - Hancock - Hendricks - Henry - Jackson - Jennings - Johnson - Knox - Lawrence - Marion - Martin - Monroe - Morgan - Owen - Putnam - Rush - Shelby - Sullivan - Vigo
Effective: Fri, 2/23 11:26am Updated: Fri, 2/23 11:36am Urgency: Future
Expires: Sat, 2/24 6:30am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of central Indiana, east central Indiana, south
central Indiana, southeast Indiana, southwest Indiana, and
west central Indiana, including the following areas, in
central Indiana, Bartholomew, Decatur, Hancock, Hendricks,
Johnson, Marion, Morgan, Rush, and Shelby. In east central
Indiana, Henry. In south central Indiana, Brown, Jackson,
Lawrence, and Monroe. In southeast Indiana, Jennings. In
southwest Indiana, Daviess, Greene, Knox, Martin, and
Sullivan. In west central Indiana, Clay, Owen, Putnam, and
* Through Sunday morning
* Rainfall of 2 to 3 inches is expected through Sunday morning,
in areas that have already received as much as 4 inches of
rainfall in the last week. This will likely worsen flooding on
area waterways and lead to flooding of other streams, low lying
areas, and poor drainage areas.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.