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Flash Flood Watch Weather Alert MOC059-065-105-161-169-215-229-301700- /O.NEW.KSGF.FF.W.0034.170430T0457Z-170430T1700Z/ / .0.ER. T0000Z. T0000Z. T0000Z.OO/ BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Springfield MO 1157 PM CDT SAT APR 29 2017 The National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Southeastern Dallas County in southwestern Missouri… Wright County in southwestern Missouri… Dent County in south central Missouri… Laclede County in southwestern Missouri… Pulaski County in central Missouri… Texas County in south central Missouri… Phelps County in east central Missouri… * Until noon CDT Sunday * At 1155 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. Generally 4 to 8 inches of rain has fallen with locally higher amounts. Ongoing flash flooding is expected to continue through the overnight and into Sunday morning. * Creeks, streams, and low water crossings will be especially susceptible to the dangers of flash flooding. Locations in the warning include… Rolla… Fort Leonard Wood… Lebanon… Bennett Spring State Park… Montauk State Park… Salem… Waynesville… Mountain Grove… St. Robert… St. James… Licking… Cabool… Houston… Richland… Morgan… Mansfield… Conway… Dawson… Norwood… Doolittle… This warning includes but is not limited to the following low water crossings… Route E north of Highway 38 at The Gasconade River… Route Y northwest of Rolla… Route J at Parks Creek 2 miles east of Morgan… Route B, 2 miles west of Conway… and Route M at Parks Creek near Grovespring. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. && LAT…LON 3759 9116 3759 9131 3751 9131 3750 9121 3741 9122 3742 9164 3705 9166 3707 9268 3748 9269 3749 9308 3769 9285 3781 9247 3786 9241 3790 9241 3806 9153 3779 9153 3779 9131 3770 9130 3769 9115 $$ Weather Alert KSZ073-097-101-MOZ055>058-066>071-077>083-088>098-101>106-301200- /O.CON.KSGF.FF.A.0002. T0000Z-170501T0000Z/ / .0.ER. T0000Z. T0000Z. T0000Z.OO/ Bourbon-Crawford-Cherokee-Benton-Morgan-Miller-Maries-Vernon- St. Clair-Hickory-Camden-Pulaski-Phelps-Barton-Cedar-Polk-Dallas- Laclede-Texas-Dent-Jasper-Dade-Greene-Webster-Wright-Newton- Lawrence-Christian-Douglas-Howell-Shannon-McDonald-Barry-Stone- Taney-Ozark-Oregon- Including the cities of Fort Scott, Pawnee Station, Chicopee, Lone Oak, Pittsburg, Baxter Springs, Lowell, Riverton, Columbus, Neutral, Sherwin, Stippville, Warsaw, Whitakerville, Cole Camp, Crockerville, Mora, Edmonson, Lincoln, Versailles, Rocky Mount, Stover, Laurie, Aurora Springs, Eldon, Lake Ozark, Vichy, NEVADA, Tiffin, Appleton City, Johnson City, Weaubleau, Hermitage, Quincy, Wheatland, Cross Timbers, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Decaturville, Roach, Village of Four Seasons, Fort Leonard Wood, Laquey, Waynesville, Northwye, Rolla, Kenoma, Lamar, Cedar Springs, El Dorado Springs, Filley, Arnica, Caplinger Mills, Stockton, Bolivar, Buffalo, Charity, Foose, March, Plad, Windyville, Olive, Lynchburg, Lebanon, Plato, Roby, Bendavis, Huggins, Lake Spring, Bangert, Darien, Gladden, Howes, Jadwin, Salem, Joplin, Carthage, Greenfield, Lockwood, Meinert, Springfield, Marshfield, Northview, Seymour, Rogersville, Dawson, Graff, Mountain Grove, Duncan, Mansfield, Neosho, Aurora, Mount Vernon, Marionville, Nixa, Christian Center, Ozark, Selmore, Vanzant, Ava, Goodhope, Rome, Squires, Dogwood, Pomona, Pottersville, Siloam Springs, South Fork, West Plains, White Church, Teresita, Winona, Birch Tree, Montier, Anderson, Noel, Goodman, South West City, Pineville, Rocky Comfort, Monett, Madry, Cassville, Kimberling City, Crane, Elsey, Indian Point, Silver Dollar City, Branson, Hollister, Kirbyville, Edgewater Beach, Forsyth, Ozark Beach, Powersite, Wasola, Thayer, Alton, Couch, Greer, Thomasville, and Wilderness 822 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING… The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of southeast Kansas and Missouri, including the following areas, in southeast Kansas, Bourbon, Cherokee, and Crawford. In Missouri, Barry, Barton, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Shannon, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster, and Wright. * Through Sunday evening * Periods of showers and thunderstorms producing torrential rainfall will occur today through Sunday. An additional 2 to 4 inches of rainfall will be possible through Sunday on top of the heavy flooding rainfall that has already occurred over the past 24 hours. * With soils already saturated as well as streams and rivers running high, significant flooding will continue. Flooding of streams, rivers, and low water crossings could last for several days after the rain ends. Areas that don’t normally flood could flood in this event. Many rivers are expected to go into moderate to major flood…with some breaking records. Some main stem rivers that will experience significant rises and potential flooding include the Elk, Spring, James, Big Piney, Gasconade, Jacks Fork, Current, Eleven Point, Osage, and Marmaton. Some river points may reach moderate or major flood stage. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. && $$ Harris ready to leave mark as Mizzou’s next NFL D-lineman By Dave Matter St. Louis Post-Dispatch Apr 27, 2017 0 TownNews.com Content Exchange
COLUMBIA, MO. • Four years ago Missouri gambled on a Kansas City football player so off the radar he was a mystery to those outside of Mizzou’s coaches — and too much of a risk to some within the staff.
Charles Harris, more of an accomplished basketball player and relative newcomer to football, didn’t have a profile on the national recruiting sites. But he had the physical ingredients Mizzou’s staff craved to construct model pass-rushers.
As national signing day loomed, Gary Pinkel’s staff had a few defensive line recruits back out of their verbal pledges, sending his coaches out for a late search for prospects who could rush the quarterback. Andy Hill, the staff’s longtime Kansas City recruiter, got a tip on an unpolished but rangy defensive end.
“He looked like a pretty good athlete on film, but he didn’t have a lot of great skills,” Pinkel said this week. “He looked very raw. That’s why he wasn’t recruited by people in the Big 12 or the SEC. But I thought he looked athletic enough.”
Harris had the length at 6-3. He had the broad shoulders. He had the quickness and explosion. Pinkel’s staff voted collectively on scholarship offers, and some assistants were hesitant with Harris, Pinkel said. Then Hill showed them Harris’ basketball highlights and Pinkel was convinced, especially after meeting Harris in person when he visited campus four days before national signing day.
“I told the staff, ‘If we’re wrong, we’re wrong,’” Pinkel said. “‘He’s an athlete, so we can teach him to how to pass rush. We can get him stronger. We can get him faster. We can get him quicker.’ We knew he had speed and strength potential because you could see it in his vertical jump. That was a big indicator for us in recruiting. If we can get an accurate number on (his vertical) we could project his speed.”
At the time Harris planned to attend a Football Championship Subdivision school — he held offers from Northern Iowa, Missouri Western and Pittsburg State — but instead became the next project along Mizzou’s established lineage of defensive linemen.
After one redshirt year, an apprenticeship behind three future NFL starters, two All-SEC seasons and 18 career sacks, Harris is no longer an unknown risk for his next cast of suitors. Harris is widely expected to be chosen Thursday in the first round of the NFL draft.
As the draft approached this week, Harris’ thoughts had already drifted to his first days on the job, wherever that might be.
“I’m not nervous because I don’t have a particular spot I want to go or a team I want to go to,” Harris said this week in a phone interview. “I know I put the work in. Now I just have to sit back and wait. I don’t care what team I’m going to. It’s just a matter of getting on that team and continuing to work. I’m anxious to get to work more than anything, more than I am actually hearing my name called. That’s not that big of a deal.”
Should Harris hear his name called during Thursday’s prime-time broadcast from Philadelphia — Harris will be watching with family and close friends in Kansas City — he’ll become Mizzou’s 13th drafted defensive lineman who was recruited to Mizzou by Pinkel’s staff. Four others before him were first-round selections: Ziggy Hood (No. 32 in 2009), Aldon Smith (No. 7 in 2011), Sheldon Richardson (No. 13 in 2013) and Shane Ray (No. 23 in 2015). Two more were second-round selections: Kony Ealy in 2014 and Markus Golden in 2015.
Mock drafts have Harris slotted anywhere from Indianapolis at No. 15 to Detroit at 21 to Dallas at 28 to Atlanta at 31. All are in need of pass-rush help off the edge, either in the form of a 3-4 outside linebacker or 4-3 defensive end. Smith, Ray and Golden all converted to outside linebacker edge rushers after entering the league. Harris believes he can do the same.
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock doubts Harris will be available by the time the Cowboys select at No. 28. Dallas runs a 4-3 base defense.
“Charles Harris has picked up some steam,” Mayock said during a recent teleconference. “I would expect him to be gone before that. But if he was there, I’d think he’d be a great pick for them. … He’s got an awful lot of talent, and he gets in that three-point stance and he goes. He’s a long guy, plays hard. Got a great work ethic. He’s really good off the field, high-character guy.”
Wherever Harris lands Thursday, or should he unexpectedly slip into Friday’s second round like Ealy did in 2014, Harris will extend MU’s run of drafted pass-rushing specialists, a collection so deep it earned the group the “D-Line ZOU” nickname that’s outlasted the position coach credited with launching the pipeline. Craig Kuligowski, Pinkel’s defensive line coach from 2001-15, now coaches the same position group at Miami. Mizzou defensive tackles Josh Augusta and Rickey Hatley could sneak into the later rounds during Saturday’s draft portion. If not, they’re likely to field free-agent offers, along with former teammate Harold Brantley, who finished his career at Division II Northwest Missouri State last season after he was dismissed from Mizzou for academic reasons. Other MU draft hopefuls include cornerback Aarion Penton (CBC), linebackers Donavin Newsom (Parkway North) and Michael Scherer (MICDS) and tight end Sean Culkin.
Among all those draft prospects, none came to Mizzou with less fanfare than Harris, who didn’t play organized football until his junior year at Lincoln Prep High School. Pinkel has since hailed him as one of the signature examples of his regime’s “Mizzou Made” player development system.
“He just dove into our program,” Pinkel said.
As a redshirt freshman backup in 2014, Harris looked to Golden and Ray as his mentors, both of whom became All-SEC performers and productive NFL starters. He continues to follow their lead.
“They paved the way,” Harris said. “I’m coming behind and making sure I keep the trail fresh, keep the trail blazing.”
Dave Matter This article originally ran on stltoday.com . FACT CHECK See inaccurate information in this story? Tell us here . Angry 0