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Flood Warning

Flood Warning
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1042 PM CDT WED AUG 16 2017

Lac qui Parle MN-Chippewa MN-Redwood MN-Yellow Medicine MN-Swift MN-
Kandiyohi MN-Renville MN-
1042 PM CDT WED AUG 16 2017

The National Weather Service in The Twin Cities has issued a

* Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in...
  Eastern Lac qui Parle County in west central Minnesota...
  Chippewa County in west central Minnesota...
  Central Redwood County in southwestern Minnesota...
  Yellow Medicine County in west central Minnesota...
  Swift County in west central Minnesota...
  Western Kandiyohi County in central Minnesota...
  Western Renville County in central Minnesota...

* Until 745 AM CDT Thursday

* At 1039 PM CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
  that heavy rain was falling over the area. The heavy rain will
  cause lowland flooding. Two to five inches of rain have have
  already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Willmar, Montevideo, Redwood Falls, Benson, Granite Falls, Olivia,
  Madison, Dawson, Appleton, Clara City, Renville and Clarkfield.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in the
warned area through the early morning hours of Thursday.


Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.


LAT...LON 4518 9609 4541 9576 4541 9504 4439 9496
      4441 9556 4449 9560 4462 9561 4463 9563
      4465 9624 4501 9626



Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
749 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...Flood watch in effect through noon on Thursday...

.Several hours of moderate to heavy rain are expected tonight. A
large area of 4 to 6 inches is expected, with a few locations
seeing locally higher amounts. This could lead to flooding in low
lying areas, and smaller creeks and streams. Remember, never drive
through water covered roads.

Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Stevens-Pope-Stearns-Benton-
Sherburne-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-Kandiyohi-Meeker-Wright-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Redwood-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Little Falls,
Princeton, Morris, Glenwood, St Cloud, Foley, Elk River, Madison,
Benson, Montevideo, Willmar, Litchfield, Monticello,
Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson, and Redwood Falls
749 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017


The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued

* Flood Watch for portions of central Minnesota, east central
  Minnesota, southwest Minnesota, and west central Minnesota,
  including the following areas, in central Minnesota, Benton,
  Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Morrison, Renville, Sherburne,
  Stearns, Todd, and Wright. In east central Minnesota, Mille
  Lacs. In southwest Minnesota, Redwood. In west central
  Minnesota, Chippewa, Douglas, Lac Qui Parle, Pope, Stevens,
  Swift, and Yellow Medicine.

* Through Thursday morning

* Heavy rain overnight could lead to flooding.

* Low lying areas and small creeks and streams will be most
  susceptible to flooding.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.




Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
515 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stevens-Pope-Stearns-
Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-
Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-
St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Eau Claire-
515 PM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central and
southern Minnesota...and west central Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms will continue through tonight. The main
threat will be heavy rainfall, especially in western Minnesota,
where localized amounts between 4 and 6 inches is expected. Some
localized flooding will be possible with this rain.

There is a marginal risk for severe storms as well in south
central MN this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts and a few
tornadoes are possible with activity that is expected to move out of
Iowa into southern MN early this evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible Thursday mainly
across eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin. Severe weather
is not expected. There is a chance for non severe thunderstorms
Friday afternoon into Friday evening. Thunderstorm chances
increase again Sunday into Monday night. Heavy rainfall and
severe weather will be possible during this period.


SKYWARN spotter activation will not be needed.


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