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Missouri River expected to reach second highest crest on record in St. Joseph

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service puts the Missouri River at 30.1 feet by early Tuesday, which is the second highest ever.

Posted: Mar 15, 2019 12:35 PM
Updated: Mar 15, 2019 7:59 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Missouri River in St. Joseph now expected to have its second highest crest ever by Tuesday.

As of Friday morning, the river was at 24.9 feet. The latest forecast from the National Weather Service puts the Missouri River at 30.1 feet by early Tuesday, which is the second highest ever.

According to the NWS, the highest crest was on July 26, 1993, when the river crested at 32.07 feet. The second highest was 29.97 feet on June 28, 2011. In third place is April 29, 1881, at 27.20 feet.

The river's flood stage in St. Joseph is at 17 feet.

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Dangerous heat will move into the area today with highs reaching the upper 90s to triple digits. Heat index values will likely be between 100-106. Use caution when spending time outside this afternoon. Hot and humid conditions will continue on Friday with highs back in the upper 90s and lower 100s with heat index values reaching triple digits. A cold front will move through the area Friday afternoon into the evening bringing the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms. Scattered rain chances will continue through the weekend with highs in the lower 90s. Highs in the 80s will return for the beginning of next week.
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