PUTNAM COUNTY — A wide variety of
unpleasant weather advisories have been issued for Putnam County by the National
A brief period of icing is possible
early Thursday morning. Rain will continue along with a few
thunderstorms. Although temperatures are above freezing, the ground
remains frozen and is allowing rain to freeze.
A flood watch also remains in effect
this morning through late tonight. The combination of melting snow,
moderate to locally heavy rainfall and a deeply frozen ground may
lead to flooding today and tonight.
Rainfall amounts between one half inch
and one inch are expected today into this evening. An additional one
to two inches of water could e released from the snow on the ground
as it melts.
Also the hydrologic prediction service
indicates the Blanchard River in Ottawa is at 7.29 feet. The graph
indicates the river may rise to 23.1 feet (Minor flooding) on
The National Weather Service has also
issued a wind advisory for this county from 6 p.m. thursday to 6 p.m.
Friday. Winds are predicted to be 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.