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Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 2:23 AM CDT Jun. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Observed flooding increased from minor to moderate severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Little Sioux river near Milford.
* Until further notice.
* At 01am Thursday the stage was 14.50 feet.
* Flood stage is 12.00 feet.
* At stages near 14.0 feet... significant amounts of pasture and other
farm lands begin to flood.


Lat... Lon 4341 9527 4341 9521 4334 9520 4331 9515
          4321 9517 4321 9528 4330 9525


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         stage stage time stage time crest time


1018 PM CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
eastern Lyon County in northwestern Iowa...
Osceola County in northwestern Iowa...
Dickinson County in northwestern Iowa...
northeastern Sioux County in northwestern Iowa...
Clay County in northwestern Iowa...
O'Brien County in northwestern Iowa...
eastern Rock County in southwestern Minnesota...
Jackson County in southwestern Minnesota...
Nobles County in southwestern Minnesota...

* until 1015 PM CDT Thursday.

* At 1012 PM CDT, emergency management in O'Brien County reported
heavy rain with water over some roads and flooded homes in
Hartley. Broadcast media also reports parts of Highway 18 in
O'Brien and western Clay County are under water. Two to three
inches of rain have already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Worthington, Spencer Iowa, Sheldon, Spirit Lake, Jackson
Minnesota, Sibley, Milford, Lakefield, Hartley, Sanborn, Adrian,
Arnolds Park, Lake Park, George, Bergen, Primghar, Okoboji, Heron
Lake, Sutherland and Orleans.

Additional rainfall amounts of around an inch are possible in the
warned area through midday Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.


Lat... Lon 4350 9491 4292 9492 4291 9533 4310 9581
      4338 9604 4383 9607 4384 9486 4350 9486


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910 PM CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

... Forecast flooding increased from minor to major severity...
the Flood Warning continues for
the Little Sioux river at Linn Grove.
* Until Saturday June 30.
* At 08pm Wednesday the stage was 18.41 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 18.00 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to 22.7 feet by 1 am Sunday.


Lat... Lon 4302 9510 4299 9503 4287 9512 4288 9536
          4296 9543 4293 9520




910 PM CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Little Sioux river at Spencer.
* Until Thursday June 28.
* At 08pm Wednesday the stage was 10.38 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 10.00 feet.
* Forecast... the river will rise to 14.4 feet by 7 am Friday.
* At stages near 14.5 feet... County Road b40 southeast of Spencer
begins flooding.


Lat... Lon 4321 9528 4321 9517 4314 9503 4299 9503
          4302 9510 4310 9511 4314 9523




910 PM CDT Wed Jun 20 2018

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Ocheyedan river near Spencer.
* Until Wednesday June 27.
* At 07pm Wednesday the stage was 6.88 feet.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 8.00 feet.
* At stages near 12.5 feet... water reaches the bottom of the bridge
north of the Ocheyedan wma.


Lat... Lon 4313 9529 4317 9527 4314 9521 4314 9515
          4313 9515 4311 9520




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 12:33 AM CDT Jun. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 am CDT this
morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, northeast
Nebraska, and southeast South Dakota, including the following
areas, in northwest Iowa, Clay IA, Dickinson, Lyon IA,
O'Brien, Osceola, and Sioux. In southwest Minnesota, Jackson,
Nobles, and rock. In northeast Nebraska, Dakota and Dixon. In
southeast South Dakota, Bon Homme, Clay SD, Hutchinson,
Lincoln SD, Minnehaha, Turner, Union, and Yankton.

* Until 7 am CDT this morning

* rain is ongoing and will continue into Thursday. Several
locations have already picked up in excess of 2 to 4 inches of
rain with an additional half an inch to one inch of rain
possible thru the rest of tonight and into Thursday.

* This long duration rainfall event will bring an increased risk
for river and stream flooding, especially in areas that have
recently received heavy rainfall this week.

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.




Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 12:33 AM CDT Jun. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 am CDT this
morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, northeast
Nebraska, and southeast South Dakota, including the following
areas, in northwest Iowa, Clay IA, Dickinson, Lyon IA,
O'Brien, Osceola, and Sioux. In southwest Minnesota, Jackson,
Nobles, and rock. In northeast Nebraska, Dakota and Dixon. In
southeast South Dakota, Bon Homme, Clay SD, Hutchinson,
Lincoln SD, Minnehaha, Turner, Union, and Yankton.

* Until 7 am CDT this morning

* rain is ongoing and will continue into Thursday. Several
locations have already picked up in excess of 2 to 4 inches of
rain with an additional half an inch to one inch of rain
possible thru the rest of tonight and into Thursday.

* This long duration rainfall event will bring an increased risk
for river and stream flooding, especially in areas that have
recently received heavy rainfall this week.

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.




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