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Missouri River rising, nearing major flood stage in St. Joseph

The Missouri River continues to rise and is causing flooding from the Iowa border to south of Atchison, Kan. As of Tuesday morning, the river is only inches away from major flood stage in St. Joseph.

Posted: Mar 19, 2019 12:22 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Missouri River continues to rise and is causing flooding from the Iowa border to south of Atchison, Kan. As of Tuesday morning, the river is only inches away from major flood stage in St. Joseph.

Missouri River levels as of Tuesday morning:

St. Joseph: 26.42 feet, as of 11:30 a.m., moderate flood stage. Major flood stage is at 27 feet.

Rulo, Neb.: 27.46 feet, as of 11:30 a.m., major flood stage.

Brownville, Neb.: 43.25 feet, as of 11:15 a.m., major flood stage.

Atchison, Kan.: 28.76 feet, as of 8:00 a.m., moderate flood stage.

River levels continue to fluctuate because of flooding that is ongoing in parts of northwest Missouri and southeast Nebraska.

Latest forecast as of Tuesday morning from the National Weather Service:

St. Joseph: Crest of 28.9 feet on Thursday.

Rulo, Neb.: Crest of 27.46 feet on Wednesday.

Brownville, Neb.: Crest of 44.9 feet on Wednesday.

Athcison, Kan.: Crest of 31.2 feet on Thursday.

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Maryville
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Highs reached into the upper 40s today as the warming trend continues this week. Tonight will be breezy with gusty winds up to 25 mph but warmer than the past few nights, with lows staying in the mid 30s. Mild and dry conditions will continue through the workweek, with a very slight chance of light rain Friday afternoon. Temperatures for this week look to continue to increase slightly every day, potentially reaching the 60s for the high on Thursday and in the mid 50s for your Friday.
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