Update: Flash Flood Watch extended until this afternoon for western/central Iowa

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June 30th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

AREA COUNTIES: SAC-CRAWFORD-CARROLL-AUDUBON-GUTHRIE-DALLAS-CASS-ADAIR-MADISON-ADAMS-UNION-TAYLOR-RINGGOLD-

343 AM CDT MON JUN 30 2014

FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH 6-P.M. TODAY (MONDAY)

* THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND TRACK ACROSS MUCH OF IOWA…OVER AREAS WHICH HAVE RECENTLY RECEIVED SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL. ALREADY MOIST SOILS COMBINED WITH ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL OF 1 TO TWO INCHES…AND LOCAL HIGHER AMOUNTS…MAY LEAD TO AREAS OF FLASH FLOODING TODAY.

* MOST FLASH FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS…TURN AROUND DO NOT DROWN.

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.