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
353 PM CDT WED AUG 27 2014

...HEAVY RAIN FOR WEST-CENTRAL IOWA THURSDAY MORNING...

.WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO DEVELOP OVER SOUTHWEST
IOWA AND SPREAD NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT TONIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING.
MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL TOTALS ARE ANTICIPATED BY
MIDDAY THURSDAY WHERE A WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL BE COMMON
AND CERTAINLY CANNOT RULE OUT LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 3
INCHES. THE STRONGEST THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE 1 TO 2 INCH
RAINFALL RATES ON TOP OF AN ALREADY VERY SATURATED GROUND.

IAZ033-034-044>046-057>059-070>072-081>083-092>094-280500-
/O.NEW.KDMX.FF.A.0014.140828T0800Z-140828T1700Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
SAC-CALHOUN-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-GREENE-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-
ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-CLARKE-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-DECATUR-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SAC CITY...LAKE VIEW...ODEBOLT...
WALL LAKE...SCHALLER...EARLY...ROCKWELL CITY...MANSON...
LAKE CITY...POMEROY...DENISON...CARROLL...JEFFERSON...AUDUBON...
EXIRA...GUTHRIE CENTER...PANORA...BAYARD...CASEY...PERRY...
WAUKEE...ADEL...ATLANTIC...GREENFIELD...STUART...ADAIR...
FONTANELLE...WINTERSET...EARLHAM...CORNING...CRESTON...OSCEOLA...
BEDFORD...LENOX...NEW MARKET...MOUNT AYR...LAMONI...LEON
353 PM CDT WED AUG 27 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM CDT THURSDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL IOWA...SOUTH CENTRAL
  IOWA...SOUTHWEST IOWA AND WEST CENTRAL IOWA...INCLUDING THE
  FOLLOWING AREAS...IN CENTRAL IOWA...DALLAS. IN SOUTH CENTRAL
  IOWA...CLARKE...DECATUR...MADISON...RINGGOLD AND UNION. IN
  SOUTHWEST IOWA...ADAIR...ADAMS...CASS AND TAYLOR. IN WEST
  CENTRAL IOWA...AUDUBON...CALHOUN...CARROLL...CRAWFORD...
  GREENE...GUTHRIE AND SAC.

* FROM 3 AM CDT THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING

* WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
  AMOUNTS UP TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT TONIGHT THROUGH
  MIDDAY THURSDAY. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE EFFICIENT RAIN
  PRODUCERS...MEANING THE ENVIRONMENT IS SUITED FOR RAINFALL
  RATES IN EXCESS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR AT TIMES.

* WITH THE ANTICIPATED RAINFALL RATES ON TOP OF AN ALREADY VERY
  SATURATED GROUND...A FLASH FLOOD COULD OCCUR IN A VERY SHORT
  TIME FRAME AND IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS AT NIGHT.

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.

&&

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PODRAZIK



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