Flood Warning Issued for the Tri-State Midweek
We're getting a LOT of rain. We'll be getting a LOT more. We're in the southern portion of Winter Storm Jupiter.
Because of all this rain, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Daviess, Spencer, Henderson, Warrick, and Vanderburgh Counties.
While we're not getting the devastating ice that Jupiter has been dumping on the Midwest, and despite the fact that our temperatures will be soaring into the upper 50s and low 60s, we need to take heed.
But also keep in mind this isn't a FLASH flood warning, but it IS a warning, nonetheless.
The National Weather Service is concerned about the Ohio River at the Newburgh Dam.
The warning period begins Wednesday afternoon and will end Sunday, January 22nd.
Sunday morning at 10AM, the Ohio was at 28.2 feet. Flood stage is 38 feet.
And, in fact, it is Wednesday when the river is expected to rise above flood stage and crest at 39.8 feet Friday.
This doesn't appear to be as serious as flooding we experienced in 1983, 1997, and 2011.
(And it just occurred to me those were 14-year gaps.)
But when a river crests above flood stage, we need to pay attention.