FLOOD!!! Get a boat… a bigger boat!!! South Central Plains – Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas – Heavy Rain – Situation Worsening 21 May 2015

Timeglass Journal

Special Report by Jim Lantern

7:30 a.m. PT – Thursday 21 May 2015

I moved from my home city of Wichita Kansas 3 May 2008 to Norman Oklahoma where I lived for 7 years, then moved to Reno Nevada – departed 2 May 2015 arrived night of 4 May 2015.

I recall during childhood (born in 1956), and into adult years, that there has usually been heavy rain during the Memorial Day Holiday weekends in Wichita Kansas – Saturday through Monday – especially on Monday. Many times family plans for the holiday canceled. The weather forecasting was less certain during the 1960’s, and so there was some hope there would be a break in the weather – as we stood at the windows of the house looking out at the heavy rain and rising flood water.

The forecast for Reno Nevada for Memorial Day holiday weekend…

http://www.weather.com/weather/holiday/memorial-day/l/USNV0076:1:US

It was to be a sunny and 70F+ warm holiday weekend. That was the forecast until about an hour ago. Now the updated forecast is for 60% chance of PM T-storms Friday, 60% chance of PM T-storms Saturday, cloudy Sunday, and 60% chance of PM showers on Memorial Nay Monday.

Wichita Kansas…

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/67201:4:US

60% chance of showers Friday, 80% chance of T-storms Saturday, 80% chance of T-storms Sunday, and 40% chance of AM T-storms on memorial day Monday.

Norman Oklahoma…

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USOK0388:1:US

At this hour, 7:30 a.m. PT 9:30 a.m. CT, Norman gets a sunny break today, then 80% chance of rain Friday, 80% chance of T-storms Saturday, 100% chance of T-storms Sunday, 50% chance of scattered T-storms on Memorial day Monday.

I recently received a note in email from a reader in Norman Oklahoma when this current excessive amount of rain began there.

Dallas Texas…

http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/USTX0327:1:US

40% chance of scattered T-storms Friday, 80% chance of PM R-storms Saturday, 100% chance of T-storms Sunday, 60% chance of scattered T-storms on Memorial Day Monday, and then 40% to 60% chance of rains and T-storms in long-range 10-day forecast through Saturday May 30 for Dallas area.

Now 8:00 a.m. PT 10:00 a.m. CT  – River Flood Warning for Dallas County, TX:
Issued by The National Weather Service
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Thu, May 21, 2:22 am CDT
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE TRINITY RIVER AT DALLAS. * AT 0200 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 28.66 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 30 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST… THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 34 FEET BY TUESDAY AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADDITIONAL RISES ARE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
More Information
… THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN TEXAS…
BIG SANDY CREEK NEAR BRIDGEPORT AFFECTING WISE COUNTY
WEST FORK TRINITY RIVER NEAR JACKSBORO AFFECTING JACK COUNTY
WEST FORK TRINITY RIVER NEAR BOYD AFFECTING WISE COUNTY
EAST FORK TRINITY RIVER AT MCKINNEY AFFECTING COLLIN COUNTY
DENTON CREEK NEAR JUSTIN AFFECTING DENTON COUNTY
… THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN TEXAS… ELM FORK TRINITY RIVER NEAR CARROLLTON AFFECTING DALLAS COUNTY TRINITY RIVER AT DALLAS AFFECTING DALLAS COUNTY TRINITY RIVER AT TRINIDAD AFFECTING HENDERSON AND NAVARRO COUNTIES
TRINITY RIVER NEAR LONG LAKE AFFECTING ANDERSON… FREESTONE AND LEON COUNTIES PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. CAUTION IS URGED WHEN WALKING NEAR RIVERBANKS. STAY TUNED TO NOAA ALL HAZARDS RADIO FOR THE LATEST RIVER FORECASTS.

Link to related article and video…

http://www.weather.com/forecast/regional/news/plains-rain-flood-threat-wettest-may-ranking

More information at…

http://www.weather.com/

I’ve had some problems accessing those weather websites this morning – “page not found” issue.

Special Note – Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Indiana – Forecast for Sunday 24 May 2015…

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USIN0305:1:US

40% chance of PM T-storms.

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