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Updated: Multiple flood warnings and tornado watches remain in effect

Watches and warnings covering 17 counties.

Posted: Sep. 4, 2018 4:54 PM
Updated: Sep. 4, 2018 8:58 PM

Tornado Watch
Areas Affected: Allamakee; Chickasaw; Howard; Winneshiek

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
TORNADO WATCH 368 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST IOWA ALLAMAKEE CHICKASAW HOWARD WINNESHIEK IN MINNESOTA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA FILLMORE HOUSTON WINONA IN WISCONSIN THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN CLARK IN NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN TAYLOR IN SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN VERNON IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN JACKSON LA CROSSE MONROE TREMPEALEAU THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ARCADIA, BLACK RIVER FALLS, CALEDONIA, CRESCO, DECORAH, LA CROSSE, MEDFORD, NEILLSVILLE, NEW HAMPTON, PRESTON, SPARTA, TOMAH, VIROQUA, WAUKON, WHITEHALL, AND WINONA.

Flash Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Dodge; Mower; Olmsted; Wabasha

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 915 PM CDT FOR OLMSTED...MOWER...WABASHA AND DODGE COUNTIES... At 837 PM CDT, spotters, law enforcement, broadcast media and public have reported flooding mainly in urban areas across the warned area. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches have been reported.

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, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an alternate route.

Tornado Watch
Areas Affected: Fillmore; Houston; Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
TORNADO WATCH 368 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST IOWA ALLAMAKEE CHICKASAW HOWARD WINNESHIEK IN MINNESOTA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA FILLMORE HOUSTON WINONA IN WISCONSIN THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN CLARK IN NORTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN TAYLOR IN SOUTHWEST WISCONSIN VERNON IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN JACKSON LA CROSSE MONROE TREMPEALEAU THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ARCADIA, BLACK RIVER FALLS, CALEDONIA, CRESCO, DECORAH, LA CROSSE, MEDFORD, NEILLSVILLE, NEW HAMPTON, PRESTON, SPARTA, TOMAH, VIROQUA, WAUKON, WHITEHALL, AND WINONA.

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Floyd

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.Recent rain and additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 5 inches area wide this evening into tonight will cause significant rises along the Cedar...Turkey and Root rivers. River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Cedar River at Charles City.

* from Wednesday evening to Friday afternoon...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 4:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 3.2 feet.

* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Wednesday evening and continue to rise to near 14.6 feet Thursday morning.

* Impact...At 14.0 feet...Bracket Street is closed. &&

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! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Freeborn

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)
The National Weather Service in The Twin Cities has issued a

* Flood Warning for... Freeborn County in south central Minnesota... Eastern Faribault County in south central Minnesota... Steele County in south central Minnesota... Eastern Waseca County in south central Minnesota...

* Until 200 AM CDT Wednesday.

* At 759 PM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated that up to three inches of rain have already fallen, and an additional 1 to 2 inches are possible which could cause flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Owatonna, Albert Lea, Waseca, Wells, Blooming Prairie, Medford, New Richland, Clarks Grove, Ellendale, Alden, Glenville and Geneva.

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Flash Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Hancock; Kossuth; Winnebago

NWS DesMoines (Central Iowa)
...THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1115 PM CDT FOR KOSSUTH...NORTHWESTERN HANCOCK AND WESTERN WINNEBAGO COUNTIES... At 800 PM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated that heavy rain was falling over the area. Three to five inches of rain have fallen. Some locations that will experience flooding include... Algona, Union Slogh, Buffalo Center, West Bend, Bancroft, Burt, Whittemore, Thompson, Titonka, Wesley, Lakota, Woden, Rake, Lone Rock, Ledyard, Scarville, St. Joseph, St. Benedict, Irvington and Sexton.

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

Flood Warning
Areas Affected: Mower

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)
.Recent rain and additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 5 inches area wide this evening into tonight will cause significant rises along the Cedar...Turkey and Root rivers. River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Turtle Creek Near Austin 3NW.

* from Wednesday afternoon to late Thursday night...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 4:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 2.4 feet.

* Flood stage is 10.5 feet.

* Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Wednesday and continue to rise to near 10.9 feet Wednesday evening.

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

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! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .

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