5 inches

Of rain that is.

In the last 72 hours.

and another 2.5 to 3 inches in the NEXT 24 hours.

Pretty much things are full right now. The ditches are full, the ground is saturated and there just isn’t much more room for all that additional rain.

The news and the weather forecasters, however, keep talking about “Flash Floods”.
Which we don’t get here. Not enough elevation to create a flash flood.

Flood? Yeah, gonna have a fair bit of that. But they will happen over hours, not seconds or minutes. Not ‘Flash” flooding.

These folks have never seen a “flash flood”: “a sudden and destructive rush of water down a narrow gully or over a sloping surface, caused by heavy rainfall.”

Doesn’t happen here. As I said, not enough elevation. Down south, nearer St Louis, or southern Indiana or Kentucky where they have significant elevation it can happen, but here, there it’s too flat for Flash Floods.

But I guess they have to dramatize everything to keep viewers interested.