Drought Conditions In Northwest Missouri

The USGS Drought Monitor indicates Northwest Missouri is Abnormally Dry or in a Moderate Drought, with a few counties in a Severe Drought. In the local area: Abnormally Dry counties include Daviess and Grundy County Moderate Drought counties include Caldwell, Chariton, Linn, Livingston, and Sullivan Counties. Severe Drought is indicated for most of Carroll County. Abnormally Dry means the area […]

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Flood Warnings

The Flood warnings for the Grand River have changed significantly as Thursday’s storms moved south of their original path and rain in the local area was less than expected. The Flood Warning for Chillicothe has been canceled as the river will stay well below flood stage of 24 feet. At Brunswick, minor flooding is expected as the river will rise […]

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Grand River Flooding At Chillicothe

The National Weather Service predicts the Grand River at Chillicothe will reach 35.7 feet for a crest. Floodstage at Chillicothe is 24 feet and the river is currently at 29.1 feet. Historic data from The National Weather Service indicates at 35 feet, Us 65 south of Chillicothe is threatened by floodwaters. Drivers that will need to travel south of Chillicothe […]

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Practice Heat Safety

As we begin to see high temperatures reach near 90 degrees, we need to remember to NOT leave kids or pets in a car that is parked. The National Weather Service says during Summer heat, practice heat safety wherever you are and never, never, never leave children, disabled adults, or pets in a car! Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. […]

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Severe Weather Awareness – Lightning

A flash of light streaks across the sky and it is followed by a low rumble or a loud boom.  Lightning is one of the more dangerous aspects of storms.  National Weather Service Meteorologist Jimmie Barham says Lightning is quite dangerous and often under-rated in a thunderstorm. Barham says the safest place to be in a lightning storm is indoors. […]

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Severe Weather Awareness – Tornadoes

This is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Missouri and today the topic is Tornadoes and what you should do in the event of a Tornado Warning. The National Weather Service issues both Tornado Watches and Tornado Warning.  Meteorologist Sara Atkins says a watch means conditions are right. Atkins says if a Warning is issued, it is time to take action. […]

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