Multi-Day Flood Threat Begins to Impact South, Midwest; 2 Dead, Deputy Swept …

28 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Fatalities as freezing rain, floods and ice hit central US.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tim Jones says emergency services received a 911 call early Friday for a high water rescue at the Rock Creek bridge, west of Fort Worth. November 27: By late Thursday, rainfall totals across North Texas ranged from a trace to about 3 inches, leaving the region just short of the record for most rainfall received over a calendar year. Officials say an elderly motorist is missing after her car was swept away in fast-moving floods over 5 feet deep fueled by record-breaking rain in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Louis, with up to 4 inches of rain in some places as the storm system made its slow trek to the northeast. “There’s a pretty substantial shield of rain extending from parts of Texas across a lot of Oklahoma and into the mid-Mississippi Valley,” said John Hart, a meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

But it’s going to rain, especially as we head toward 3:30 kick-off, when the occasional shower turns to the “spotty storm,” in the words of Jason Dunn, meteorologist in the National Weather Service’s Fort Worth office. The state transportation department discouraged travel in the Texas Panhandle after the storm front left dozens of major roads, bridges and overpasses covered in ice and snow. Elsewhere, an ice storm warning was in effect for western Oklahoma until noon Saturday, while a winter weather advisory and a flash flood watch were issued for parts of central Oklahoma. And it will be nasty.” “And rain on top of that,” says Dunn. “It’s not going to be a fun day to be outside.” But a good day for Record Store Day.

The weather service issued a winter storm warning for sections of central and southern Kansas through early Saturday and said up to a quarter inch of sleet and ice could hit the state by Friday night.

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