401 AM CDT FRI SEP 12 2014
EARLY THIS MORNING…LIGHT RAIN LIKELY. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 70 PERCENT.
TODAY...CLOUDY. LIGHT RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 90 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN CLEARING. COLDER. PATCHY FROST EARLY IN THE MORNING. LOW IN THE MID 30S. WEST WIND NEAR 5 MPH.
SATURDAY…SUNNY. PATCHY FROST THROUGH MID MORNING. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTH WIND NEAR 10 MPH.
SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. NOT AS COOL. LOW IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SUNDAY…MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
SUNDAY NIGHT…CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH MIDNIGHT…THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 50S. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT.
MONDAY…CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGH IN THE UPPER 60S.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR…MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…UNTIL 315 AM CDT THURSDAY
* AT 321 PM CDT…LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLOODING IN NUMEROUS AREAS ACROSS THE COUNTY. THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE TO NO IMPROVEMENT THIS AFTERNOON.
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…WEST DES MOINES…WINTERSET…EARLHAM…AVENUE OF THE SAINTS EVENT CENTER…ST. CHARLES…TRURO…PATTERSON…EAST PERU…MACKSBURG…BEVINGTON…BADGER CREEK STATE PARK AND WINTERSET-MADISON COUNTY AIRPORT.
A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED. STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW AND FLASH FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED. HOWEVER…ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.
DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.
Rainfall in Atlantic, at the KJAN studios through 3:40-a.m. today (9/9/14), amounted to 3.12″ since the rain began to fall at around 12:30-p.m., Tuesday. Elsewhere in town, a resident near 7th & Birch reported 7.10″ over the past 24-hours, while 3.8″ was reported at a business on Chestnut Street.
Other reported rain totals include (as of early this morning): 6.10″ in Afton (Union County); 4.4″ in Villisca; 4.25″ in Adair & Greenfield; 4.22″ 3 miles e/se of Anita; 4.2″ in Massena (Ardell McCunn); 4.18″ in Winterset; 2 miles n/ne of Lewis, 4.16″; 2.5″ 3 miles west of Oakland; ; 3.30″ 3 miles w. of Pacific Junction; 3.34″ at Earlham; Fontanelle, 2.4″‘ 2.1″ just south of Guthrie Center; 3.15″ in Corning; 2.20″ 3 miles s. of Creston; 2.02″ in Shenandoah; 3.30″ near Hamburg; 2.25″ in Emerson; 1.91 in Audubon; 1.7″ in Bedford; 1.6″ in Coon Rapids.
9-p.m. Tues. – Numerous tree limbs down in and near Griswold, some blocking roads. Unspecified damage reported by Cass Co. Sheriff’s Deputy at or near the Conklin Fish Farm.
2″ diameter hail (slightly large than golf-ball size) 5-mile e/se of Corning at around 4:40-p.m. Tues.
2″ dia. hail in Lenox reported at 5:05-p.m. Tues.
1.75″ (Golf ball size) hail reported 7-miles s/se of Prescott, in Adams Co., at around 5:10-p.m. Tues.
1″ hail reported 2 miles s. of Lenox at around 5:20-p.m. Tues.
7:47-p.m. water reported over some secondary roads in Union County, near Kent.
927 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014
FLOOD WARNINGS CONTINUE FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS…WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RANDOLPH AFFECTING FREMONT COUNTY. EAST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RED OAK AFFECTING MONTGOMERY COUNTY. NISHNABOTNA RIVER NEAR HAMBURG AFFECTING FREMONT COUNTY.
THE WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RANDOLPH….
* AT 9:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 20.8 FEET…OR 1.8 FEET ABOVE
* FLOOD STAGE IS 19.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 22.1 FEET BY THIS
AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE EARLY TOMORROW.
* IMPACT…AT 22.0 FEET…COUNTY ROAD L-68 LOCATED 5 MILES SOUTH OF
RANDOLPH BEGINS TO FLOOD.
THE NISHNABOTNA RIVER NEAR HAMBURG….
* FROM THIS AFTERNOON TO SATURDAY MORNING…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS
* AT 9:15 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 22.8 FEET…OR 2.2 FEET BELOW
* FLOOD STAGE IS 25.0 FEET.
* MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 27.1 FEET BY TOMORROW MORNING.THE RIVER
WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT…AT 27.0 FEET…STATE HIGHWAY 275 SOUTH OF THE GAGE MAY BE
THREATENED IN SEVERAL SPOTS.
THE EAST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RED OAK…..
* AT 9:15 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 20.2 FEET…OR 2.2 FEET ABOVE
* FLOOD STAGE IS 18.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 20.7 FEET BY THIS
EVENING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TOMORROW MORNING.
* IMPACT…AT 20.0 FEET…LOWLAND FLOODING BEGINS ALONG THE WEST BANK.
THE NODAWAY RIVER AT CLARINDA…..
* AT 8:15 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 24.0 FEET…OR 1.0 FEET ABOVE
* FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 24.4 FEET BY THIS
AFTERNOON. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE LATE THIS
* IMPACT…AT 24.0 FEET…ADDITIONAL LOWLANDS, SOME FARMLANDS, AND
COUNTY ROADS FLOOD.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NEBRASKA
952 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014
...THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER…
WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT HANCOCK AFFECTING POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY.
DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD. THE
WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR VEHICLE TO PASS SAFELY.
* AT 9:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.2 FEET…OR 2.8 FEET BELOW
* FLOOD STAGE IS 14.0 FEET.
* FORECAST…THE RIVER CRESTED BELOW FLOOD STAGE AT 11.9 FEET. THE
RIVER WILL FALL TO 7.8 FEET
Much of Iowa’s southern half got drenched in heavy thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening, pushing rivers and streams well out of their banks and flooding roadways, back yards and basements. Meteorologist Miles Schumacher, at the National Weather Service, says some areas of the state report getting four inches of rain in just 45 minutes.
“Most areas had over two inches, around three inches in Des Moines and we’ve had amounts as high as five to six inches in southwest Iowa, toward Creston,” Schumacher says. “Most areas in the southern two tiers of counties got at least three, three-and-a-half inches.” River banks and storm sewer lines were overwhelmed while Flood Warnings are still in effect for numerous counties this (Wednesday) morning across Iowa’s southern half, almost everything south of Interstate 80.
“There’s just a lot of water and a lot of roads underwater,” Schumacher says. “County officials are quite busy barricading roads and there are some washouts in Union County and Warren County. The rivers are flooding. We’ve got rivers in moderate flood stage.” While there’s a chance for more rain Thursday and Friday, forecasters say it shouldn’t be nearly as bad as this latest storm, while much colder weather will be pushing into the state over the next few days.
“After that, it looks like temperatures will be generally in the 30s across the north and low 40s across the south for Saturday morning,” Schumacher says. “Quite cool for this time of the year. Not quite records but getting close.” See more details on the forecast at weather-dot-gov.
7:59-a.m. Wed., 9/10/2014
TODAY AND TONIGHT: MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST ACROSS BOTH THE WEST AND EAST NISHNABOTNA RIVERS AS WELL AS THE NODAWAY RIVER IN SOUTHWEST IOWA.
PATCHY FROST MAY BE POSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS SATURDAY MORNING.
601 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WARNING FOR…
RINGGOLD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
CLARKE COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
UNION COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…
* UNTIL 600 PM CDT WEDNESDAY
* AT 553 AM CDT…LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLOODING IN MANY
RURAL LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTIES… WITH EITHER ROADS DAMAGED
OR ONGOING FLOODING OR SOME BLOCKED ROADS. BOTH CLARKE AND
RINGGOLD COUNTIES REPORT ROAD WASHOUTS…BRIDGES DAMAGED AND
GRAVEL ROADS DAMAGED. IN CLARKE COUNTY…THE EAST LONG CREEK AND
SEVEN MILE CREEK WERE OUT OF THEIR BANKS EARLY THIS MORNING.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN LAST NIGHT
WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
* PERSONS TRAVELING SHOULD BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS EARLY THIS MORNING AND
TODAY AND AVOID ANY FLOODED AREAS…NEVER DRIVE INTO WATER OF ANY
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
OSCEOLA…MOUNT AYR…LAKESIDE CASINO…SUN VALLEY LAKE…AFTON…
MALOY…DELPHOS AND BEACONSFIELD.
A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR HAS BEEN
REPORTED. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.
TO REPORT FLOODING…HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.