Flash Flood Warning: Northern Guthrie County until 9-a.m.

Weather

May 27th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

309 AM CDT MON MAY 27 2013
 
 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…GREENE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA… NORTHERN GUTHRIE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA…UNTIL 900 AM CDT
 
 * AT 305 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED  
   SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE     
   WARNED AREA. AN INCH AND A HALF TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAS ALREADY 
   FALLEN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA THIS MORNING AND ANOTHER LINE       
   OF STRONG…HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS IS APPROACHING FROM
   THE WEST.
 
 * RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
   OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…    
   JEFFERSON.
 
 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
 
 EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
 CREEKS AND STREAMS…COUNTRY ROADS…AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE
 BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.
 
 BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
 DANGERS OF FLOODING. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED ACT QUICKLY. DO
 NOT ENTER THE WATER. TURN AROUND AND MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO
 ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN
 WATER BEGINS RISING.