Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
300 PM CDT SAT APR 12 2014

...FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE CHIPPEWA RIVER IN WISCONSIN...

.THE COMBINATION OF THE RECENT SNOW MELT AND RAINFALL TODAY IS
EXPECTED TO PUSH LEVELS ON THE CHIPPEWA RIVER UPWARD...
POTENTIALLY RESULTING IN FLOODING AT EAU CLAIRE WISCONSIN. DUE TO
THE RUNOFF FROM THE SPRING SNOW MELT AND ADDED RAINFALL TODAY...THE
CHIPPEWA RIVER AT DURAND HAS ALREADY RISEN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. ANY
ADDITION RAINFALL ALONG THE CHIPPEWA RIVER BASIN UPSTREAM FROM EAU
CLAIRE COULD POTENTIALLY CAUSE THE RIVER TO REACH FLOOD STAGE BY
SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

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DUNN-PEPIN-EAU CLAIRE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MENOMONIE...BOYCEVILLE...DURAND...
PEPIN...EAU CLAIRE...ALTOONA
300 PM CDT SAT APR 12 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...DUNN...EAU CLAIRE AND PEPIN.

* THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

* SNOW MELT AND TODAYS RAINFALL MAY PUSH THE CHIPPEWA RIVER AT EAU
  CLAIRE TO NEAR...OR ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE CHIPPEWA RIVER MAY BE INUNDATED...
  WITH SOME PARKLAND AND ROADS POTENTIALLY BECOMING IMPASSABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

CONTINUE TO MONITOR UPDATED FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$

JLT




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