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Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 1:07 PM CDT Jun. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Lyon County in northwestern Iowa...
Dickinson County in northwestern Iowa...
Sioux County in northwestern Iowa...
Osceola County in northwestern Iowa...
northwestern Plymouth County in northwestern Iowa...
Clay County in northwestern Iowa...
O'Brien County in northwestern Iowa...
Nobles County in southwestern Minnesota...
Cottonwood County in southwestern Minnesota...
Rock County in southwestern Minnesota...
Jackson County in southwestern Minnesota...
Pipestone County in southwestern Minnesota...
Murray County in southwestern Minnesota...
southeastern McCook County in southeastern South Dakota...
Yankton County in southeastern South Dakota...
eastern Hutchinson County in southeastern South Dakota...
Moody County in east central South Dakota...
Clay County in southeastern South Dakota...
southeastern Lake County in east central South Dakota...
Minnehaha County in southeastern South Dakota...
Lincoln County in southeastern South Dakota...
eastern Bon Homme County in southeastern South Dakota...
Turner County in southeastern South Dakota...
northern Union County in southeastern South Dakota...

* until 100 PM CDT Friday.

* At 1256 PM CDT, over the past 24 hours 3 to 7 inches of rain fell
across the warned area. This has caused widespread water over
roads and highways causing closures as well as very swollen creeks
and streams. Many area rivers will rise to moderate to potentially
major flood stages. The water will recede slowly so many locations
may still see water on roads into the evening and night time hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Sioux Falls, Yankton, Worthington, Spencer Iowa, Vermillion, Sioux
Center, Orange City, Sheldon, Spirit Lake, Luverne, Windom,
Pipestone, Jackson Minnesota, Canton, Sibley, Rock Rapids,
Hawarden, Slayton, Beresford and Parker.

Light to moderate rainfall will gradually decrease across the area
through the afternoon. By late afternoon much of the rain will have
dissipated.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate Route.


Lat... Lon 4350 9491 4292 9492 4291 9642 4275 9689
      4279 9715 4287 9730 4286 9764 4350 9766
      4350 9761 4354 9761 4385 9716 4418 9644
      4419 9511 4411 9510 4410 9486 4351 9485


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1043 am CDT Thu Jun 21 2018

... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 1015 PM CDT Thursday for
eastern Lyon... Osceola... Dickinson... northeastern Sioux... Clay...
O'Brien... eastern rock... Jackson and Nobles counties...

At 1041 am CDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
that light to mdoerate rainfall was occurring across the warned
area. Many streams, creeks and rivers are either out of their banks
or about to go out and many roads are experiencing water across them.

Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Worthington, Spencer in Clay County, Sheldon, Spirit Lake, Jackson in
Jackson County, Sibley, Milford, Lakefield, Hartley, Sanborn, Adrian,
Arnolds Park, Lake Park, George, Bergen, Primghar, Okoboji, Heron
Lake, Sutherland and Orleans.

Additional rainfall amounts of a half an inch or less are possible
in the warned area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.


Lat... Lon 4350 9491 4292 9492 4291 9533 4310 9581
      4338 9604 4383 9607 4384 9486 4350 9486


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