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Watches & Warnings

Flood Warning
Issued: 12:26 PM CDT Jun. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Forecast flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...

The Flood Warning continues for
the Des Moines River at Des Moines se 6th St, or from below the
center street dam... to Runnells.
* Until further notice.
* At 12:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 23.0 feet, or 1.0 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage this evening. Continue rising to
26.5 feet, or 2.5 feet above flood stage, Friday morning.
* Impact... at 26.3 feet, water covers Arthur street east of Carlisle.


Lat... Lon 4159 9356 4152 9333 4145 9333 4154 9356
      4159 9366 4159 9356



1036 am CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

... Forecast flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...

The Flood Warning continues for
the Raccoon river at Des Moines fleur Dr, or from Walnut Creek... to
the Des Moines River.
* Until further notice.
* At 9:45 am Wednesday the stage was 10.8 feet, or 1.2 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage late this afternoon. Continue rising
to 17.1 feet, or 5.1 feet above flood stage, Saturday evening.
* Impact... at 17.2 feet, water overtops portions of fleur drive.


Lat... Lon 4157 9361 4156 9368 4158 9367 4159 9362
      4157 9361




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 11:57 AM CDT Jun. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of central Iowa, south central Iowa, southwest Iowa,
and west central Iowa, including the following areas, in
central Iowa, Boone, Dallas, Polk, and story. In south central
Iowa, Madison. In southwest Iowa, Adair and Cass. In west
central Iowa, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie.

* Until 7 PM CDT this evening

* a widespread swath of 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall is anticipated
this afternoon into the early evening hours. This heavy rain
will fall on top of an already saturated ground from recent
rains earlier this week.


* Intense rainfall rates are likely with these storms where 2 to 4
inches per hour rates will be common. Be prepared for water
over roads due to rapid rises on creeks and streams or even
water flowing from farm fields. If a Road is closed or if water
is running over it, please find an alternate Route. Turn around
don't drown.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.





1043 am CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

... Flood Watch in effect until Sunday morning...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the south Skunk River at Colfax, or from the Jasper-Polk County
line... to the Jasper-Marion County line.
* Until Sunday morning.
* At 9:45 am Wednesday the stage was 14.6 feet, or 3.4 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage early Saturday morning. Continue
rising to 18.3 feet, or 0.3 feet above flood stage, Saturday
evening. Then begin falling and go below flood stage Sunday
morning.
* There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may
change so monitor for updated information.



Lat... Lon 4142 9287 4168 9335 4174 9335 4170 9309
      4151 9287 4142 9287




1043 am CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

... Flood Watch in effect until Friday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the south Skunk River near Ames US 30, or from squaw creek... to the
Polk-Jasper County line.
* Until Friday afternoon.
* At 10:00 am Wednesday the stage was 16.1 feet, or 5.4 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 21.5 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage Thursday afternoon. Continue rising
to 22.2 feet, or 0.7 feet above flood stage, early Friday morning.
Then begin falling and go below flood stage Friday afternoon.
* There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may
change so monitor for updated information.



Lat... Lon 4201 9362 4201 9357 4174 9335 4168 9335
      4180 9352 4201 9362




1043 am CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

... Flood Watch in effect until Monday morning...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Raccoon river at Des Moines IA 28, or from Walnut Woods State
Park... to Walnut Creek.
* Until Monday morning.
* At 10:15 am Wednesday the stage was 31.0 feet, or 5.0 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 36.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage Friday afternoon. Continue rising to
36.3 feet, or 0.3 feet above flood stage, Saturday afternoon. Then
begin falling and go below flood stage Monday morning.
* There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may
change so monitor for updated information.



Lat... Lon 4156 9368 4153 9374 4155 9375 4157 9372
      4158 9367 4156 9368




1043 am CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

... Flood Watch in effect until Monday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Raccoon river at Van Meter, or from the north and south Raccoon
rivers... to Walnut Woods State Park.
* Until Monday afternoon.
* At 10:00 am Wednesday the stage was 13.2 feet, or 3.8 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage midday Thursday. Continue rising to
18.5 feet, or 1.5 feet above flood stage, Saturday afternoon. Then
begin falling and go below flood stage Monday afternoon.
* There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may
change so monitor for updated information.



Lat... Lon 4153 9397 4155 9396 4155 9375 4153 9374
      4151 9388 4153 9397




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 11:57 AM CDT Jun. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* portions of central Iowa, south central Iowa, southwest Iowa,
and west central Iowa, including the following areas, in
central Iowa, Boone, Dallas, Polk, and story. In south central
Iowa, Madison. In southwest Iowa, Adair and Cass. In west
central Iowa, Audubon, Greene, and Guthrie.

* Until 7 PM CDT this evening

* a widespread swath of 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall is anticipated
this afternoon into the early evening hours. This heavy rain
will fall on top of an already saturated ground from recent
rains earlier this week.


* Intense rainfall rates are likely with these storms where 2 to 4
inches per hour rates will be common. Be prepared for water
over roads due to rapid rises on creeks and streams or even
water flowing from farm fields. If a Road is closed or if water
is running over it, please find an alternate Route. Turn around
don't drown.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.





1043 am CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

... Flood Watch in effect until Sunday morning...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the south Skunk River at Colfax, or from the Jasper-Polk County
line... to the Jasper-Marion County line.
* Until Sunday morning.
* At 9:45 am Wednesday the stage was 14.6 feet, or 3.4 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage early Saturday morning. Continue
rising to 18.3 feet, or 0.3 feet above flood stage, Saturday
evening. Then begin falling and go below flood stage Sunday
morning.
* There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may
change so monitor for updated information.



Lat... Lon 4142 9287 4168 9335 4174 9335 4170 9309
      4151 9287 4142 9287




1043 am CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

... Flood Watch in effect until Friday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the south Skunk River near Ames US 30, or from squaw creek... to the
Polk-Jasper County line.
* Until Friday afternoon.
* At 10:00 am Wednesday the stage was 16.1 feet, or 5.4 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 21.5 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage Thursday afternoon. Continue rising
to 22.2 feet, or 0.7 feet above flood stage, early Friday morning.
Then begin falling and go below flood stage Friday afternoon.
* There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may
change so monitor for updated information.



Lat... Lon 4201 9362 4201 9357 4174 9335 4168 9335
      4180 9352 4201 9362




1043 am CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

... Flood Watch in effect until Monday morning...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Raccoon river at Des Moines IA 28, or from Walnut Woods State
Park... to Walnut Creek.
* Until Monday morning.
* At 10:15 am Wednesday the stage was 31.0 feet, or 5.0 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 36.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage Friday afternoon. Continue rising to
36.3 feet, or 0.3 feet above flood stage, Saturday afternoon. Then
begin falling and go below flood stage Monday morning.
* There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may
change so monitor for updated information.



Lat... Lon 4156 9368 4153 9374 4155 9375 4157 9372
      4158 9367 4156 9368




1043 am CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

... Flood Watch in effect until Monday afternoon...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Raccoon river at Van Meter, or from the north and south Raccoon
rivers... to Walnut Woods State Park.
* Until Monday afternoon.
* At 10:00 am Wednesday the stage was 13.2 feet, or 3.8 feet below
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.
* No flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... rise to flood stage midday Thursday. Continue rising to
18.5 feet, or 1.5 feet above flood stage, Saturday afternoon. Then
begin falling and go below flood stage Monday afternoon.
* There is limited confidence in this river forecast. Forecasts may
change so monitor for updated information.



Lat... Lon 4153 9397 4155 9396 4155 9375 4153 9374
      4151 9388 4153 9397