Flash Flood Watch continues until 9-am Sunday (5/26/13)

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May 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES:SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-

354 AM CDT SUN MAY 26 2013

…A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING…

THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ARE FORECAST TO CONTINUE THIS MORNING…ESPECIALLY NORTH AND EAST OF DES MOINES. WIDESPREAD ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN ARE FORECAST WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 6 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE. AREAS WHICH HAD HEAVY RAIN SATURDAY MORNING ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE FOR FLASH FLOODING. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL ON SATURATED SOILS WOULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING. BEING A HOLIDAY WEEKEND…PEOPLE CAMPING SHOULD USE CAUTION AND AVOID CAMPING IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS.

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.