Flood warnings & watches cover the state & more rain is coming
May 28th, 2013 by Ric Hanson
Flood warnings or flash flood watches are now posted in 92 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Many roads are washed over and closed, including about a dozen state and U-S highways. National Weather Service meteorologist Roger Vachalek says more rain’s coming. “We’ll have to keep our eye on the possibility of more heavy rainfall, especially tonight and tomorrow and over the next couple of days,” Vachalek says. “The actual system that’s producing all of this rain is not going to move east until about Friday afternoon or evening.”
Some areas of Iowa have gotten eight inches of rain since Friday. The 24-hour rainfall total in Atlantic (ending today at 7-a.m.) was .2″ (two-tenths of an inch). Our 48-hour total at the KJAN studios was 1.15″.
Massena reports a 24-hour rainfall total of .54″. Other, unofficial 24-hour rainfall amounts include: .”25 near Avoca; .3″ in Oakland; 1.04″ at Malvern; .84 at Hamburg; .35″ in Audubon. Weekend totals in 3/3″ in Clarinda, 2.95″ in Audubon, and 2.85″ in Red Oak.