Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
700 PM CDT TUE SEP 20 2016

...MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BRING AN INCREASING
RISK OF FLOODING THROUGH THURSDAY...

.A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF EASTERN AND
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AS WELL AS WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN FOR TONIGHT
THROUGH THURSDAY. THE WATCH AREA IS ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
SPRINGFIELD TO APPLE VALLEY TO EAU CLAIRE.

A BAND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN WISCONSIN THIS
EVENING. THESE STORMS HAVE A GOOD POSSIBILITY OF TRAINING AND
PRODUCING 2 TO 4 INCHES IN LOCALIZED AREAS. AFTER A POSSIBLE BREAK
WEDNESDAY MORNING...WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS WILL REDEVELOP
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA WITH
THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY HEAVY RAIN RATES. A FRONT WILL SAG
SOUTHEAST AND FOCUS THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY FROM SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
TO CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WISCONSIN THURSDAY.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE FORECAST TO RANGE FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS
SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA TO PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN
ALONG AND SOUTH OF I-94. TWO TO 3 INCHES SHOULD FALL FURTHER
NORTH ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA AND THE REST OF WEST CENTRAL
WISCONSIN. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY...PARTICULARLY ACROSS
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.

CONFIDENCE WITH THE HEAVY RAINFALL POTENTIAL IS FAIRLY HIGH. THE
PATTERN FOR MIDWEEK CLOSELY MIMICS SEVERAL HIGH END RAINFALL
EVENTS IN THE PAST...INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 23 2010 WHERE RAINFALL
TOTALS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES FELL ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.
MAJOR FLOODING RESULTED.

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SIBLEY-SCOTT-DAKOTA-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-WATONWAN-
BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-PIERCE-PEPIN-
EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GAYLORD...SHAKOPEE...HASTINGS...
NEW ULM...ST PETER...LE SUEUR...FARIBAULT...RED WING...ST JAMES...
MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH...
ALBERT LEA...RIVER FALLS...PRESCOTT...DURAND...EAU CLAIRE
700 PM CDT TUE SEP 20 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM CDT THIS
EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...INCLUDING
  THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN MINNESOTA...BLUE EARTH...BROWN...
  DAKOTA...FARIBAULT...FREEBORN...GOODHUE...LE SUEUR...MARTIN...
  NICOLLET...RICE...SCOTT...SIBLEY...STEELE...WASECA AND
  WATONWAN. IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...EAU CLAIRE...PEPIN AND
  PIERCE.

* FROM 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING

* RAINFALL TOTALS THROUGH THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS IN EXCESS OF 7 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* DUE TO A VERY WET SUMMER AND CURRENT RIVER LEVELS HIGHER THAN
  NORMAL...ANY ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A
  SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FLOODING.

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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MNZ051>053-059>063-066-068-WIZ014>016-023-025-027-210800-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-
MCLEOD-CARVER-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-ST. CROIX-DUNN-CHIPPEWA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...CENTER CITY...
MONTICELLO...MINNEAPOLIS...BLAINE...ST PAUL...STILLWATER...
HUTCHINSON...CHASKA...OSCEOLA...RICE LAKE...LADYSMITH...HUDSON...
MENOMONIE...CHIPPEWA FALLS
700 PM CDT TUE SEP 20 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...IN MINNESOTA...ANOKA...CARVER...CHISAGO...HENNEPIN...
  ISANTI...MCLEOD...RAMSEY...SHERBURNE...WASHINGTON AND WRIGHT.
  IN WISCONSIN...BARRON...CHIPPEWA...DUNN...POLK...RUSK AND ST.
  CROIX.

* FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

* RAINFALL TOTALS THROUGH THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 3 INCHES
  WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS IN EXCESS OF 4 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* DUE TO A VERY WET SUMMER AND CURRENT RIVER LEVELS HIGHER THAN
  NORMAL...ANY ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A
  SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FLOODING.

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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