Skip to comments.Major maybe record flooding likley along the lower OH river...then the MS river downstream
Posted on 04/23/2011 12:52:52 PM PDT by janetjanet998
first of all a huge tornado outbreak is becoming likley mon-weds over a wide area..after that the big story will the flooding
already rivers are very high and are in flood,the ground is soaked, both the MS river and OH river and smaller rivers. 8-12 inches of rain is forecast over a very wide area the next few days. with isolated spots picking up more
local NWS discussions both public and private suggest an "epic" event.
The news media will be focused on the tornado side and with being a holiday weekend most people will not be paying attention
This is a vary rare case were both the OH river and Mid MS river above the OH will be in major flood at the same time. In 1993 the OH river was very low so the flooding below the OH was very minor
This time flooding exceeding the 1997 event on the OH river looks very likley maybe worse. The MS river above that not near as bad as 1993 but still major. The big news story may be where the two connect and then downstream.
Major rain here in SW.Ohio. Currently watching tornado warnings south of Cinci. Tornado warnings just west in IN last night. Ready for some dry, warm weather...
Flooding? What’s that? (from Texas)
yes and the mid-upper MS river basin had a very snowy winter and that snow melt crest has moved downstream(top 5 flood at Moline Il) just in time for this
As a geological pondering, I wonder if the weight of all that water could cause an event with the New Madrid fault.
Record breaking flooding now forecast the MS river at some locations
Memphis to have 3rd highest crest on record and highest since 1937..maybe higher
And, IIRC, sometimes water is thought to lubricate some fault situations—particularly when there's an excess of it in a shot time span.
Perhaps the experts will tell me I'm all . . . uhhh . . . wet
on such scores.???
from google ... you might find this of interest.
Thanks for the link.
Appreciate your kind response.