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Tornado Watch

Areas Affected: Benton; Black Hawk; Boone; Bremer; Buchanan; Butler; Cedar; Dallas; Delaware; Des Moines; Franklin; Greene; Grundy; Hamilton; Hardin; Henry; Humboldt; Iowa; Jasper; Jefferson; Johnson; Jones; Keokuk; Linn; Louisa; Mahaska; Marshall; Muscatine; Polk; Powes

NWS Storm Prediction Center (Storm Prediction Center - Norman, Oklahoma)

TORNADO WATCH 195 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IA . IOWA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BENTON BLACK HAWK BOONE BREMER BUCHANAN BUTLER CEDAR DALLAS DELAWARE DES MOINES FRANKLIN GREENE GRUNDY HAMILTON HARDIN HENRY HUMBOLDT IOWA JASPER JEFFERSON JOHNSON JONES KEOKUK LINN LOUISA MAHASKA MARSHALL MUSCATINE POLK POWESHIEK STORY TAMA WAPELLO WASHINGTON WEBSTER WRIGHT


Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Areas Affected: Hancock; Humboldt; Kossuth; Wright

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Wright County in north central Iowa... Southeastern Kossuth County in north central Iowa... Southwestern Hancock County in north central Iowa... Eastern Humboldt County in north central Iowa...

* Until 445 PM CDT.

* At 406 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 9 miles northwest of Eagle Grove, or 11 miles northeast of Dakota City, moving northwest at 35 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include... Goldfield, Wesley, Livermore, Corwith, Lu Verne, Renwick, Thor, St. Joseph, Hardy, St. Benedict, Irvington, Sexton and Hutchins. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 700 PM CDT for north central Iowa. HAIL...<.75IN WIND...60MPH

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Mower

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

.A burst of 1 to 2 inches of rainfall overnight across the eastern parts of Freeborn county has produced significant runoff and rising water along Turtle Creek. River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The National Weather Service in La Crosse WI has issued a

* Flood Warning for The Turtle Creek Near Austin 3NW.

* from this afternoon to Friday morning.

* At 7:30 AM Wednesday the stage was 9.8 feet.

* Flood stage is 10.5 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by mid day and continue to rise to near 10.9 feet by this evening. The creek will fall below flood stage by Thursday.

* Impact...At 10.5 feet...Minor flooding begins along the creek in Austin. &&

If you live in a threatened area, be alert for high or rising water, and be ready to move to higher ground if necessary. Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Stay tuned to your favorite source of weather information, including NOAA Weather Radio, for later statements. Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .


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