Flash Flood Watch
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1221 PM CDT TUE SEP 20 2016

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

.A BAND OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND PORTIONS OF WESTERN WISCONSIN BY LATE 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.

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. 2 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 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
1221 PM CDT TUE SEP 20 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH 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...VEGETATION THAT WILL NOT ABSORB AS
  MUCH WATER AS EARLIER IN THE YEAR...AND CURRENT RIVER LEVELS
  HIGHER THAN NORMAL...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.

&&

$$

MNZ051>053-059>063-066-068-WIZ014>016-023-025-027-210130-
/O.NEW.KMPX.FF.A.0007.160921T1800Z-160922T1200Z/
/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
1221 PM CDT TUE SEP 20 2016

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH 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...VEGETATION THAT WILL NOT ABSORB AS
  MUCH WATER AS EARLIER IN THE YEAR...AND CURRENT RIVER LEVELS
  HIGHER THAN NORMAL...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.

&&

$$

BORGHOFF/JRB/DWE


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