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Flood Warning Cancelled for W. Nish at Hancock

Weather

September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

FLOOD STATEMENT
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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.
* 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

Heavy rain brings widespread flooding, much colder temps on the way

News, Weather

September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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.

(Radio Iowa)

Hazardous Weather Outlook/flood potential – Frost possible Saturday

Weather

September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-PAGE COUNTIES..
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.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK:
PATCHY FROST MAY BE POSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS SATURDAY MORNING.

Flood Warning: Ringgold & Union Counties until 6-pm Wed.

Weather

September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

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
DEPTH.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…
OSCEOLA…MOUNT AYR…LAKESIDE CASINO…SUN VALLEY LAKE…AFTON…
MURRAY…LORIMOR…DIAGONAL…KELLERTON…WOODBURN…TINGLEY…
ARISPE…REDDING…SHANNON CITY…THAYER…ELLSTON…BENTON…
MALOY…DELPHOS AND BEACONSFIELD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR HAS BEEN
REPORTED. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
IMMEDIATELY.

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.

Flood warnings in effect for rivers in s.w. Iowa

Weather

September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN IOWA… NISHNABOTNA RIVER NEAR HAMBURG AFFECTING FREMONT COUNTY. …FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MINOR TO MODERATE SEVERITY FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN IOWA… WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT HANCOCK AFFECTING POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY. …FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MINOR TO MODERATE SEVERITY FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN IOWA… WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RANDOLPH AFFECTING FREMONT COUNTY. …FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MINOR TO MODERATE SEVERITY FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN IOWA… EAST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RED OAK AFFECTING MONTGOMERY COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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. TURN AROUND…DON`T DROWN!

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  THE EAST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RED OAK FROM THIS MORNING TO FRIDAY AFTERNOON…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.

FLOOD WARNING FOR THE NISHNABOTNA RIVER NEAR HAMBURG FROM THIS EVENING TO SATURDAY EVENING…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS  CANCELLED.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE WEST NISHNABOTNA RIVER AT RANDOLPH FROM THIS MORNING TO FRIDAY MORNING…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS  CANCELLED.

(Podcast) Skyscan Forecast for Atlantic & the KJAN listening area, 9/10/14

Podcasts, Weather

September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The Freese-Notis forecast and weather information (including precip/HI-LO temps) for Atlantic.

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NWS forecast for the KJAN listening area: 9/10/2014

Weather

September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

430 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014

EARLY THIS MORNING…CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL. WEST WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS 50 PERCENT.
TODAY…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS THROUGH MID MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SHOWERS BEFORE NOON. BREEZY…COOLER. HIGH IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 30 PERCENT.
TONIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY THROUGH MIDNIGHT THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

THURSDAY…PARTLY SUNNY. HIGH AROUND 60. NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 MPH.
THURSDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. LOW IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 60 PERCENT.

FRIDAY…RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH IN THE MID 50S. NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 60 PERCENT.
FRIDAY NIGHT…MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOW IN THE MID 30S.

SATURDAY…SUNNY. HIGH IN THE LOWER 60S.

Flood Warning for Madison County until 3:45-p.m. Wed. (9/10)

Weather

September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

348 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DES MOINES HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN…
MADISON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL IOWA…

* UNTIL 345 PM CDT WEDNESDAY

* AT 342 AM CDT…LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT REPORTED FLOODING MAY STILL
BE ONGOING AT SEVERAL URBAN AND RURAL AREAS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.
EARLIER IN THE NIGHT PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 92 NEAR BEVINGTON AND A
ROAD SOUTH OF TRURO WAS FLOODED. ALONG WITH THAT PAMEL PARK AND
THE 2400 BLOCK OF CARVER ROAD IN WINTERSET WAS FLOODED. CUMMING
ROAD WAS ALSO FLOODED EARLIER IN THE NIGHT. ROADS MAY STILL BE
IMPACTED OR DIFFICULT TO TRAVEL ON DUE TO HEAVY OVERNIGHT RAINS
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

Flash Flood Warning for Nodaway River at Clarinda until Thu. morning

Weather

September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

438 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014

…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER…NODAWAY RIVER AT CLARINDA AFFECTING PAGE COUNTY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
THE NODAWAY RIVER AT CLARINDA.
* UNTIL THURSDAY MORNING…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT 4:15 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 22.8 FEET…OR 0.2 FEET BELOW
FLOOD STAGE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST…RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AND CONTINUE TO RISE
TO NEAR 24.0 FEET BY THIS MORNING.THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD
STAGE BY THIS AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT…AT 24.0 FEET…ADDITIONAL LOWLANDS, SOME FARMLANDS, AND
COUNTY ROADS FLOOD.

Flash Flood Warning update: Cass,Adair, Madsion, Union, Adams Counties

Weather

September 10th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

CASS IA-MADISON IA-ADAIR IA-UNION IA-ADAMS IA-
351 AM CDT WED SEP 10 2014

…THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR CASS…MADISON…ADAIR…NORTHERN UNION AND ADAMS COUNTIES IS CANCELLED…

THE HEAVY RAIN HAS ENDED…AND FLASH FLOODING IS NO LONGER EXPECTED TO POSE A THREAT.

AN AREAL FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MADISON COUNTY UNTIL 345 PM CDT THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS AREAL FLOOD WARNING REPLACES THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT. ROADS IN MADISON COUNTY MAY STILL BE IMPACTED OR PERHAPS DAMAGED BY HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING FROM THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.