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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
851 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014

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

&&

IAC005-043-WIC023-043-181651-
/O.EXT.KARX.FL.W.0010.140418T1200Z-140423T1800Z/
/MCGI4.1.RS.140418T1200Z.140420T0600Z.140423T0000Z.NO/
851 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT MCGREGOR.
* FROM FRIDAY MORNING TO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...OR UNTIL THE WARNING
  IS CANCELLED.
* AT  7:45 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 15.7 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 16.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE FRIDAY MORNING AND RISE TO NEAR
  16.7 FEET SUNDAY MORNING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE
  TUESDAY EVENING.
* 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

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
928 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014

IAZ043-055-056-069-079-080-090-091-NEZ011-012-015>018-030>034-
042>045-050>053-065>068-078-088>093-181630-
MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-
PAGE-KNOX-CEDAR-THURSTON-ANTELOPE-PIERCE-WAYNE-BOONE-MADISON-
STANTON-CUMING-BURT-PLATTE-COLFAX-DODGE-WASHINGTON-BUTLER-
SAUNDERS-DOUGLAS-SARPY-SEWARD-LANCASTER-CASS-OTOE-SALINE-
JEFFERSON-GAGE-JOHNSON-NEMAHA-PAWNEE-RICHARDSON-
928 PM CDT THU APR 17 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR MOST OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND
PARTS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT AND FRIDAY

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO RISE INTO THE VERY HIGH
CATEGORY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
NIGHT. SOME STORMS COULD APPROACH SEVERE LIMITS...ESPECIALLY FROM ABOUT
5 PM TO 10 PM SATURDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE FOR PARTS OF THE AREA FROM TUESDAY
INTO THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TONIGHT OR FRIDAY.

$$

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