Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
303 AM CDT THU SEP 21 2017

IAZ086-210900-
Wapello IA-
303 AM CDT THU SEP 21 2017

...Heavy Rains will persist near Ottumwa Early This Morning...

At 300 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms near
Batavia, or 7 miles east of Ottumwa, moving east at 35 mph. These
storms will continue to produce frequent lightning and periods of
heavy rain across Wapello County and Ottumwa. Rainfall totals have
already reached two to four inches since midnight with additional
heavy rains likely.

This may lead to dramatically reduced visibilities driving, ponding
and standing water on roads and rapid rises in small streams and
creeks.

Locations impacted include...
Ottumwa, Eddyville, Ottumwa Industrial Airport, Eldon, Agency,
Blakesburg, Kirkville and Chillicothe.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead
to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.

Frequent cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm.
Lightning can strike 10 miles away from a thunderstorm. Seek a safe
shelter inside a building or vehicle.

&&

LAT...LON 4090 9264 4116 9264 4116 9218 4090 9218
TIME...MOT...LOC 0800Z 258DEG 32KT 4102 9227

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