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.

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Saint Joseph
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 33°
Maryville
Clear
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Hi: 37° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 28°
Savannah
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 33°
Cameron
Clear
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Hi: 43° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 29°
Fairfax
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Hi: 38° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 32°
A warm front will start to slide our way on Thursday which will bring us some warmer air to the region with a southerly wind. With that southerly wind on Thursday we will see temperatures warm up into the upper 40's and lower 50's.
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