Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA
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Weather Summary for Iowa
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
516 AM CDT Thu Sep 22 2016
Very heavy rainfall occurred across portions of northern Iowa
overnight. This produced flash flooding in areas south and west of
Charles City and the town of Greene where rapidly rising water
was leading to inundation of houses. Rainfall of 5 to 9 inches
occurred in these locations southwest of Charles City leading to
the excessive runoff and flooding. In addition to the heavy
rainfall, reports of a few short lived tornadoes and damaging wind
were received last evening as well in the same areas.
The storms will slide from northern Iowa into central portions of
the state this morning before weakening. However, a boundary
responsible for the recent storms will remain draped across the
central portions of the United States by later this afternoon.
This will provide the focus for additional storms by late
afternoon into tonight and may lead to more flooding issues in
portions of Iowa and surrounding areas of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The active weather will remain across the Midwest into this
weekend before a front sweeps through the state bringing in cooler
and drier air by early next week.