Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Adams; Appanoose; Clarke; Davis; Decatur; Lucas; Mahaska; Marion; Monroe; Ringgold; Taylor; Union; Wapello; Wayne

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

...ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WITH A POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN WILL EXIST ACROSS SOUTHERN IOWA TONIGHT... .A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE STATE THROUGH THIS EVENING. PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL REDEVELOP ACROSS THE STATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE ACROSS THE SOUTH AND EAST TONIGHT. THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL FROM RECENT STORMS PLUS THE STORMS EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR MORE HEAVY RAIN HAS PROMPTED THE NEED FOR A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR FAR SOUTHERN IOWA. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA... SOUTHEAST IOWA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA...APPANOOSE...CLARKE...DECATUR... LUCAS...MAHASKA...MARION...MONROE...RINGGOLD...UNION AND WAYNE. IN SOUTHEAST IOWA...DAVIS AND WAPELLO. IN SOUTHWEST IOWA...ADAMS AND TAYLOR.

* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

* THE COMBINATION OF RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL AND THE EXPECTATION OF ADDITIONAL STORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

* WATER MAY COVER ROADS AND RAPID RISES ON LOCAL STREAMS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT. FAB

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.


Flash Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Howard; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTHEASTERN CHICKASAW COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN IOWA... SOUTHEASTERN HOWARD COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN IOWA... ALLAMAKEE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN IOWA... WINNESHIEK COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN IOWA...

* UNTIL 1245 PM CDT WEDNESDAY

* AT 645 AM CDT...LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED FLASH FLOODING WITH WATER RESCUES ONGOING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. THIS IS A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK HIGHER GROUND NOW! STAY AWAY FROM FLOOD WATERS!

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... DECORAH...WAUKON...CRESCO...LANSING...POSTVILLE...CALMAR... OSSIAN...ELMA...NEW ALBIN...LAWLER...SPILLVILLE...FORT ATKINSON... HARPERS FERRY...RIDGEWAY...PROTIVIN...JERICO...HARDIN... ALTA VISTA...CASTALIA AND WATERVILLE.

MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND NOW. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL UNLESS YOU ARE FLEEING AN AREA SUBJECT TO FLOODING OR UNDER AN EVACUATION ORDER. TURN AROUND...DON`T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.


Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Crawford; Richland; Vernon

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

...FLASH FLOODING THIS MORNING... .HEAVY RAINFALL OVERNIGHT HAS LED TO FLASH FLOODING...INCLUDING MUDSLIDES ACROSS CRAWFORD AND RICHLAND COUNTIES. FLOODING IS OCCURRING ALONG PORTIONS OF THE KICKAPOO RIVER. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY... THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...CRAWFORD...RICHLAND AND VERNON.

* UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY

* HEAVY RAIN HAS LED TO FLASH FLOODING THIS MORNING.

* AVOID AREAS OF HIGH WATER. WATCH OUR FOR DEBRIS OVER ROADWAYS FROM MUDSLIDES.

NEVER ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOOD WATERS BY VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN!


Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Des Moines; Henry; Jefferson; Keokuk; Lee; Louisa; Van Buren; Washington

NWS QuadCities (Eastern Iowa and Northwestern Illinois - Quad Cities)

...REPEATED ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE BY TONIGHT... .AFTER ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS MOVE ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING...THERE WILL BE THE CHANCE FOR MORE STORM DEVELOPMENT WITH HEAVY RAIN LATER THIS EVENING AND INTO TONIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHEASTERN IOWA...FAR NORTHEASTERN MISSOURI AND WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS. THE THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT WILL HAVE THE POTENTAIL OF PRODUCING 1 TO 3 INCHES OR MORE OF RAINFALL BY EARLY THURSDAY MORNING. THIS AMOUNT OF RAINFALL ON TOP OF WHAT OCCURS THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING MAY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING TONIGHT ACROSS THESE AREAS OF CONCERN. THUS A FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN QUAD CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF ILLINOIS...SOUTHEAST IOWA AND NORTHEAST MISSOURI...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN ILLINOIS...HANCOCK...HENDERSON...MCDONOUGH...MERCER AND WARREN. IN SOUTHEAST IOWA...DES MOINES...HENRY IA... JEFFERSON...KEOKUK...LEE...LOUISA...VAN BUREN AND WASHINGTON. IN NORTHEAST MISSOURI...CLARK AND SCOTLAND.

* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

* THE COMBINATION OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL THIS MORNING ACTING AS A PRIMER...AND MORE THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING BY TONIGHT WITH HEAVY RAINFALL OF 1 TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE...MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

* FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ALONG CREEKS, LOW LYING AREAS, AND URBAN AREAS TONIGHT WHERE HEAVY RAINFALL OCCURS. WATER MAY ALSO COVER ROADS ALONG WITH RAPID RISES ON LOCAL STREAMS.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. MONITOR FORECASTS AND TAKE ACTION IF FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS ARE ISSUED OR FLASH FLOODING DEVELOPS.


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