Palo Alto County, Iowa
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Flash Flood Watch
Emmet-Kossuth-Palo Alto-Pocahontas-Humboldt-Wright-Sac-Calhoun-
Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Emmetsburg,
Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, Gilmore City, Humboldt,
Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond, Sac City, Lake View, Odebolt,
Wall Lake, Schaller, Early, Rockwell City, Manson, Lake City,
Pomeroy, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Denison, Carroll, Jefferson,
Boone, Ames, Audubon, Exira, Guthrie Center, Panora, Bayard,
Casey, Perry, Waukee, Adel, Des Moines, Atlantic, Greenfield,
Stuart, Adair, Fontanelle, Winterset, and Earlham
428 AM CDT Wed Jun 20 2018


The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Iowa, north central
Iowa, northwest Iowa, south central Iowa, southwest Iowa, and
west central Iowa, including the following areas, in central
Iowa, Boone, Dallas, Hamilton, Polk, Story, and Webster. In
north central Iowa, Humboldt, Kossuth, and Wright. In
northwest Iowa, Emmet, Palo Alto, and Pocahontas. In south
central Iowa, Madison. In southwest Iowa, Adair and Cass. In
west central Iowa, Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford,
Greene, Guthrie, and Sac.

* From 1 PM CDT this afternoon through Thursday morning

* A widespread swath of 1.5 to 3 inches of rainfall totals with
higher amounts over 4 to 5 inches are anticipated this afternoon
into early Thursday. This heavy rain will fall on top of an
already saturated ground from recent rains earlier this week.

* Intense rainfall rates are likely with these storms where 2 to 4
inches per hour rates will be common this afternoon and tonight.
Be prepared for water over roads due to rapid rises on creeks
and streams or even water flowing from farm fields. If a road is
closed or if water is running over it, please find an alternate
route. Turn Around Don't Drown.


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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