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Missouri River reaches major flood stage, crest forecast rises

The Missouri River in St. Joseph reaches major flood stage as of Wednesday afternoon and the new forecast for the river brings a higher crest than previous forecast.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 1:27 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 7:32 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Missouri River in St. Joseph reaches major flood stage as of  Wednesday afternoon and the new forecast for the river brings a higher crest than previous forecast.

As of 12:30 p.m., the river was at 27.03 feet, which is in major flood stage.

The latest forecast as of Wednesday morning brings the river to the third highest crest on record at 29.2 feet on Thursday.

St. Joseph
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Clarinda
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St. Joseph
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Chillicothe/Agri
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We started out across the area with a few clouds around as a disturbance passed to the south of the area. Clouds slowly started to clear by the early afternoon hours. Today temperatures were still be above average, but cooler than yesterday with highs in the upper 50s. Temperatures will be back in the 60s this weekend under mostly sunny skies. Winds will be a bit breezy on Sunday with wind gusts up to 25 mph. Wind will remain fairly breezy through the beginning of next week especially on Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will stay above average next week with rain chances increasing by mid week.
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