Flood Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
939 PM CDT THU MAR 19 2015

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CLARK WI-
939 PM CDT THU MAR 19 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LA CROSSE HAS ISSUED A

* ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
  AN ICE JAM IN...
  SOUTH CENTRAL CLARK COUNTY IN CENTRAL WISCONSIN...

* UNTIL 930 AM CDT FRIDAY

* AROUND 630 PM THIS EVENING...AUTOMATED RIVER MONITORING EQUIPMENT
  UPSTREAM OF LAKE ARBUTUS INDICATED A RAPID RISE ALONG THE BLACK
  RIVER NEAR HIGHWAY 95 IN SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY. AT 845 PM...
  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS CONFIRMED THAT AN ICE JAM HAS ONCE
  AGAIN FORMED IN THE AREA BETWEEN LAKE ARBUTUS AND THE HIGHWAY 95
  AREA.

THE ICE JAM IS AT LEAST A HALF MILE LONG...AND EXTENDS FROM THE
BEGINNING OF LAKE ARBUTUS...UPSTREAM TO THE HIGHWAY 95 BRIDGE
CROSSING...AND BEYOND. MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING ALONG THE RIVER
IN THESE AREAS DUE TO THE ICE BLOCKING THE FLOW OF WATER THROUGH
THE AREA.

AS OF 9 PM...FLOODING WAS NOT IMPACTING ANY ROADS OR STRUCTURES. BUT
WATER LEVELS OFTEN FLUCTUATE RAPIDLY DURING ICE JAMS...AND IT IS
POSSIBLE THAT PORTIONS OF REECEWOOD AVENUE MAY HAVE WATER OVER THE
ROADWAY AT SOME POINT. IF WATER GETS HIGH ENOUGH...SOME HOMES AND
CABINS ALONG REECEWOOD AVENUE MAY BE IMPACTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS RIVER OR STREAM FLOWS ARE ELEVATED...OR
PONDING OF WATER IS OCCURRING OR IS IMMINENT. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES. IT TAKES ONLY A
FEW INCHES OF SWIFTLY FLOWING WATER TO CARRY VEHICLES AWAY.

&&

LAT...LON 4442 9066 4442 9074 4452 9071 4450 9059

$$

MW


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