FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT TONIGHT & WED.

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May 24th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
110 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY...

.A STORM SYSTEM OVER COLORADO WILL MOVE INTO THE PLAINS TONIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY...MEANWHILE AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN CENTRAL
NEBRASKA AND THE TEXAS PANHANDLE WILL MOVE INTO NORTHEAST KANSAS
AND SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA. PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL EXACERBATE THE FLOODING POTENTIAL OVERNIGHT AND EARLY
WEDNESDAY. ONE TO LOCALLY THREE INCH RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE
POSSIBLE THROUGH MIDDWAY WEDNESDAY THUS A FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS
BEEN ISSUED.

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078-088>093-250215-
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MONONA-HARRISON-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-FREMONT-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-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONAWA...MISSOURI VALLEY...
COUNCIL BLUFFS...GLENWOOD...SIDNEY...PENDER...NELIGH...PIERCE...
WAYNE...ALBION...NORFOLK...STANTON...WEST POINT...TEKAMAH...
COLUMBUS...SCHUYLER...FREMONT...BLAIR...DAVID CITY...WAHOO...
OMAHA...BELLEVUE...SEWARD...LINCOLN...PLATTSMOUTH...
NEBRASKA CITY...CRETE...FAIRBURY...BEATRICE...TECUMSEH...AUBURN...
PAWNEE CITY...FALLS CITY
110 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF IOWA AND NEBRASKA...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN IOWA...FREMONT...HARRISON...
   MILLS...MONONA AND POTTAWATTAMIE. IN NEBRASKA...ANTELOPE...
  BOONE...BURT...BUTLER...CASS...COLFAX...CUMING...DODGE...
  DOUGLAS...GAGE...JEFFERSON...JOHNSON...LANCASTER...MADISON...
  NEMAHA...OTOE...PAWNEE...PIERCE...PLATTE...RICHARDSON...
  SALINE...SARPY...SAUNDERS...SEWARD...STANTON...THURSTON...
  WASHINGTON AND WAYNE.

* TIMING...THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* AMOUNTS...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE
  THROUGH MIDDAY WEDNESDAY.

* IMPACTS...MANY OF THE LOCAL RIVERS AND STREAMS ARE ALREADY
  RUNNING HIGH DUE TO RECENT RAINS...ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN
  TONIGHT MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

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.