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After Monday storms, more flooding possible in southern Minnesota

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

Posted: Jul 1, 2019 8:08 AM
Updated: Jul 2, 2019 6:26 AM

Flash Flood Watch
Areas Affected: Dodge; Fillmore; Houston; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...Flash Flooding Possible Into Tonight... .Showers and storms capable of producing very heavy rain are expected to occur along and north of the Interstate 90 corridor from late this afternoon into tonight. Hourly rainfall could exceed 2 inches per hour. With soils already saturated, the rain will quickly run off into area rivers and streams causing rapid rises and potential flooding. In addition, there could be flash flooding in urban areas and other flood prone areas. In bluff country, there will be the possibility of mud and rock slides. ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southeast Minnesota, including the following areas, Dodge, Fillmore, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona.

* Through Tuesday morning

* Thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected in the watch area from late this afternoon through Tuesday morning. Local areas that see repeated thunderstorms will be prone to rapid flooding.

* Urban flooding and rapid rises on creeks, streams, and rivers are all possible.

* Campers should know their escape routes if near flowing water.

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.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Olmsted; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.A Flood Warning has been issued for the Middle Fork of the Whitewater River at Whitewater State Park. 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 Middle Fork Whitewater River Near Whitewater Park.

* until Tuesday afternoon.

* At 7:30 PM Monday the stage was 13.4 feet.

* Flood stage is 13.5 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to rise to near 13.7 feet by this evening. The river will fall below flood stage by this evening. &&

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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