Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
746 PM CDT WED SEP 21 2016

...FLASH FLOODING OCCURRING THIS EVENING...

.HEAVY RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN OVER PORTIONS OF FLOYD COUNTY IN
NORTHEAST IOWA WITH SEVERAL ROADS ALREADY CLOSED BECAUSE OF FLASH
FLOODING. MORE STORMS WILL OCCUR OVERNIGHT ACROSS MUCH OF THE
AREA. AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS CAN
BE EXPECTED TO FALL THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

THIS ADDITIONAL RAIN WILL AGGRAVATE THE CURRENT FLOODING AND
LIKELY CAUSE ADDITIONAL FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR. ADDITIONAL
WARNINGS MAY BE NEEDED TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY.

FLOODING IS HARD TO SEE AT NIGHT. DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOOD WATERS
AS IT MAY HAVE WASHED OUT THE ROAD OR BRIDGE.

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032>034-041>044-053>055-061-220900-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
MITCHELL-HOWARD-WINNESHIEK-ALLAMAKEE-FLOYD-CHICKASAW-FAYETTE-
CLAYTON-WABASHA-DODGE-OLMSTED-WINONA-MOWER-FILLMORE-HOUSTON-
TAYLOR-CLARK-BUFFALO-TREMPEALEAU-JACKSON-LA CROSSE-MONROE-JUNEAU-
ADAMS-VERNON-CRAWFORD-RICHLAND-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OSAGE...CRESCO...DECORAH...WAUKON...
CHARLES CITY...NEW HAMPTON...OELWEIN...ELKADER...WABASHA...
DODGE CENTER...ROCHESTER...WINONA...AUSTIN...PRESTON...
CALEDONIA...MEDFORD...NEILLSVILLE...ALMA...ARCADIA...WHITEHALL...
BLACK RIVER FALLS...LA CROSSE...SPARTA...TOMAH...MAUSTON...
FRIENDSHIP...VIROQUA...PRAIRIE DU CHIEN...RICHLAND CENTER...
PLATTEVILLE
746 PM CDT WED SEP 21 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF IOWA...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN IOWA...ALLAMAKEE...
  CHICKASAW...CLAYTON...FAYETTE...FLOYD...HOWARD...MITCHELL AND
  WINNESHIEK. IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...DODGE...FILLMORE...
  HOUSTON...MOWER...OLMSTED...WABASHA AND WINONA. IN WISCONSIN...
   ADAMS...BUFFALO...CLARK...CRAWFORD...GRANT...JACKSON...
  JUNEAU...LA CROSSE...MONROE...RICHLAND...TAYLOR...TREMPEALEAU
  AND VERNON.

* THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN ARE FORECAST FOR MOST
  LOCATIONS. LOCALIZED TWO DAY TOTALS IN EXCESS OF 9 INCHES ARE
  POSSIBLE WHERE STORMS TRACK OVER THE SAME AREAS. WITH ALREADY
  WET SOILS...FLOODING WILL DEVELOP RAPIDLY.

* ROADS WILL HAVE WATER OVER THEM AND MUDSLIDES CAN OCCUR. AREA
  DRAINAGE AREAS WILL BE FULL AND COULD FLOOD AGAIN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

THOSE LIVING OR RECREATING NEAR WATERWAYS SHOULD MONITOR LATER
FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD
WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

&&

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