Severe weather, including strong winds and tornadoes, possible today as flood warnings persist

As much as 4 or more inches of rain has fallen in some locations

Posted: Sep. 20, 2018 6:00 AM
Updated: Sep. 20, 2018 10:17 AM

 

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Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo; Floyd; Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...The Flood Warning has been extended for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa...Cedar River...Winnebago River...Shell Rock River... Affecting the following counties in Iowa...Black Hawk...Bremer... Butler...Cerro Gordo...Floyd...Worth ...The Flood Warning continues for all or portions of the following rivers in Iowa...West Fork Des Moines River... Affecting the following counties in Iowa...Emmet River forecasts include observed precipitation, as well as expected precipitation over the next 24 hours. ...Flood Warning now in effect until Sunday afternoon... The Flood Warning continues for The Winnebago River at Mason City, or From Beaver Creek near Fertile...to the Shell Rock River near Rockford.

* Until Sunday afternoon.

* At 4:30 AM Thursday the stage was 8.0 feet, or 2.0 feet below Flood Stage.

* Flood Stage is 10.0 feet.

* No flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...rise to Flood Stage early Friday morning. Continue rising to 11.5 feet, or 1.5 feet above Flood Stage, early Saturday morning. Then begin falling and go below Flood Stage Sunday afternoon.

* Impact...At 11.0 feet, Sandbagging occurs on the dike from 12th Street Northeast to Carolina Street. &&

If you encounter a flooded area, turn around and find an alternate route. Turn around, do not drown. More information--including impact statements and crest histories--is available on the Web at... www.weather.gov/desmoines. Click on the Rivers and Lakes link.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Cerro Gordo; Kossuth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
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.

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.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Franklin

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Eastern Wright County in north central Iowa... Franklin County in north central Iowa...

* Until 415 AM CDT Friday.

* At 412 AM CDT, local law enforcement reported flooding in portions of Wright and Franklin Counties, including impassable roads. As much has 4 or more inches of rain have fallen overnight, with scattered storms continuing this morning.

* Some locations that may experience flooding include... Hampton, Belmond, Ackley, Sheffield, Big Wall Lake, Elm Lake, Dows, Latimer, Coulter, Alexander, Geneva, Rowan, Bradford, Hansell, Chapin, Popejoy, Galt, Beeds Lake State Park, Hampton Municipal Airport and Belmond Municipal Airport.

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.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Hancock

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
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.

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.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Winnebago

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
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.

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.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Worth

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
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.

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.

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