Flash Flood Watch update: Far west/southwest IA 6/30/2014

Weather

June 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

256 AM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN LIKELY THIS MORNING….HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY INCREASE IN COVERAGE OVER THE AREA THIS MORNING BEFORE SHIFTING INTO IOWA AROUND OR SHORTLY AFTER MIDDAY. ALTHOUGH NOT EVERY LOCATION WILL RECEIVE HEAVY RAIN…LOCAL AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. WITH THE GROUND NEARLY SATURATED OVER MUCH OF THE AREA.

AREA COUNTIES IN IOWA: MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE: FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 2 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON.

* RECENT HEAVY RAINS HAVE NEARLY SATURATED THE SOIL MAKING RUNOFF  FROM HEAVIER RAIN MORE LIKELY. THIS COULD LEAD TO FLOODING OR 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.