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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 8:51 AM CDT Sep. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
southern Emmet County in northwestern Iowa...
southern Worth County in north central Iowa...
Kossuth County in north central Iowa...
Hancock County in north central Iowa...
Cerro Gordo County in north central Iowa...
southern Winnebago County in north central Iowa...
Palo Alto County in northwestern Iowa...

* until 845 am CDT Friday.

* At 848 am CDT, emergency management reported thunderstorms with
heavy rain across much of north-central Iowa. The heavy rain will
cause overland flooding and local rises in creeks and streams. Up
to five inches of rain have already fallen over the last 24 hours
with more rain expected... especially later this afternoon and
tonight.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Mason City, Algona, Forest City, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Manly,
Swan Lake, Five Island Lake, Ingham Lake, Union slogh, High Lake,
Clear Lake, Lost Island Lake, Eagle Lake, Mason City Municipal
Airport, Silver Lake, Rush Lake, Graettinger and West Bend.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.


Lat... Lon 4318 9303 4291 9349 4291 9491 4337 9491
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Flood Watch, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:57 AM CDT Sep. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect until Monday evening...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the West Fork Des Moines River at Emmetsburg, or from near
Graettinger... to Cylinder creek near West Bend.
* Until Monday evening.
* At 4:15 am Thursday the stage was 5.3 feet, or 5.7 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage midday Friday. Continue rising to
12.0 feet, or 1.0 feet above flood stage, Saturday morning. Then
begin falling and go below flood stage Monday evening.
* There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may
change so monitor for updated information.



Lat... Lon 4309 9475 4326 9483 4326 9471 4294 9444
      4279 9444 4309 9475



359 am CDT Thu Sep 20 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 1 PM CDT this
afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of north central Iowa, northeast Iowa, and northwest
Iowa, including the following areas, in north central Iowa,
Butler, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth,
Winnebago, Worth, and Wright. In northeast Iowa, Bremer. In
northwest Iowa, Emmet, Palo Alto, and Pocahontas.

* Until 1 PM CDT this afternoon

* additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, with locally higher
amounts is possible.

* These forecast rainfall amounts may lead to flash flooding.
Impacted rivers and streams may exceed their banks as well,
flooding nearby areas. Flash flooding may occur during the
overnight period, which is when most flash-flood related
deaths have occurred.

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.



Mjb



Flood Watch, Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:57 AM CDT Sep. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect until Monday evening...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the West Fork Des Moines River at Emmetsburg, or from near
Graettinger... to Cylinder creek near West Bend.
* Until Monday evening.
* At 4:15 am Thursday the stage was 5.3 feet, or 5.7 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage midday Friday. Continue rising to
12.0 feet, or 1.0 feet above flood stage, Saturday morning. Then
begin falling and go below flood stage Monday evening.
* There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may
change so monitor for updated information.



Lat... Lon 4309 9475 4326 9483 4326 9471 4294 9444
      4279 9444 4309 9475



359 am CDT Thu Sep 20 2018

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 1 PM CDT this
afternoon...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of north central Iowa, northeast Iowa, and northwest
Iowa, including the following areas, in north central Iowa,
Butler, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth,
Winnebago, Worth, and Wright. In northeast Iowa, Bremer. In
northwest Iowa, Emmet, Palo Alto, and Pocahontas.

* Until 1 PM CDT this afternoon

* additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, with locally higher
amounts is possible.

* These forecast rainfall amounts may lead to flash flooding.
Impacted rivers and streams may exceed their banks as well,
flooding nearby areas. Flash flooding may occur during the
overnight period, which is when most flash-flood related
deaths have occurred.

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.



Mjb