FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Patrick Slattery
With considerable snow covering much of the Midwest and central United States, the National Weather Service urges residents to stay alert to possible flash floods for the next several days.
"Snow cover that originated from the
New Year's weekend blizzard and subsequent storms is likely to
be melted quickly by warmer temperatures and rainstorms over
a large area," Weather
Service Central Region Director Richard Augulis said from
his Kansas City office. "Our forecast offices are staying
on top of this situation and will keep the public advised of
developing flood threats. The same new technology that helped
us do so well in the New Year's blizzard will help us determine
where major flood problems are likely to develop."