Flood Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
941 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

.RECENT RUNOFF FROM SNOW MELT AND RAINFALL HAS CAUSED THE MISSISSIPPI
RIVER TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AT WABASHA MINNESOTA AND IS FORECAST
TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AT MCGREGOR IOWA. HERE ARE THE LATEST
STAGES AND FORECAST INFORMATION.

RIVER FORECASTS TAKE INTO ACCOUNT BOTH OBSERVED AND FORECAST
PRECIPITATION.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DO NOT DRIVE CARS INTO FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER...IT TAKES ONLY TWO
FEET OF WATER TO FLOAT MOST AUTOMOBILES...INCLUDING SPORT UTILITY
VEHICLES. TURN AROUND...DON/T DROWN.

ADDITIONAL RIVER AND WEATHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT...
HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/LACROSSE .

&&

MNC157-WIC011-180541-
/O.EXT.KARX.FL.W.0009.000000T0000Z-140421T0600Z/
/WABM5.1.RS.140417T0200Z.140417T1800Z.140420T1200Z.NO/
941 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT WABASHA.
* UNTIL LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  9:00 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.1 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 12.2 FEET BY
  TODAY. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE SUNDAY.
* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...THE RIVER AFFECTS LOW LYING AREAS.

&&

LAT...LON 4445 9207 4442 9200 4435 9192 4433 9200 4439 9209

$$

IAC005-043-WIC023-043-180540-
/O.EXT.KARX.FL.W.0010.140418T1200Z-140424T0000Z/
/MCGI4.1.RS.140418T1200Z.140420T0000Z.140423T0600Z.NO/
941 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

...FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL WEDNESDAY EVENING...

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT MCGREGOR.
* FROM FRIDAY MORNING TO WEDNESDAY EVENING...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS
  CANCELLED.
* AT  8:45 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY FRIDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE TO
  RISE TO NEAR 16.7 FEET BY SATURDAY EVENING. THE RIVER WILL FALL
  BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
* IMPACT...AT 16.5 FEET...WATER MAY BEGIN TO GO OVER THE ROAD COVERING
  PART OF HIGHWAY C NEAR HIGHWAY 18.

&&

LAT...LON 4321 9109 4300 9111 4298 9119 4316 9121 4324 9115

$$




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