Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
336 AM CDT TUE JUL 19 2016

...HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE TONIGHT...

.HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT AS AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN IOWA. THIS AREA HAS
ALREADY RECEIVED HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS WITH HIGH
SOIL MOISTURE FROM THE RECENT RAINFALL. THEREFORE THE ADDITIONAL
THREAT OF RAINFALL AND POTENTIALLY HEAVY RAINFALL COULD LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING.

IAZ006-007-016-017-191645-
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WINNEBAGO-WORTH-HANCOCK-CERRO GORDO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FOREST CITY...LAKE MILLS...NORTHWOOD...
MANLY...GARNER...BRITT...KANAWHA...MASON CITY...CLEAR LAKE
336 AM CDT TUE JUL 19 2016

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTH CENTRAL IOWA...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...CERRO GORDO...HANCOCK...
  WINNEBAGO AND WORTH.

* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* HIGH SOIL MOISTURE FROM RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL COMBINED WITH THE
  THREAT FOR ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL TONIGHT COULD LEAD TO FLASH
  FLOODING ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.

* FLOODING MAY IMPACT TRAVEL AS ROADS BECOME COVERED WITH
  WATER...AND RISES ON LOCAL CREEKS AND STREAMS COULD CAUSE LOW
  AREAS NEAR CREEKS AND STREAMS TO BECOME IMPASSIBLE.

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.

&&

$$

MJB



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