Weather Alerts for Winneshiek County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Warning  FLOOD WARNING   Flood Warning
WINNESHIEK COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Winneshiek, IA
Effective: Tue, 5/21 9:18pm Updated: Wed, 5/22 2:55am Urgency: Immediate
Expires: Wed, 5/22 11:00am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...The Flood Warning is extended for the following rivers in Iowa...

Turkey River at Elkader affecting Clayton County.

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Iowa...

Turkey River at Spillville affecting Winneshiek County.

.Recent thunderstorms brought around 1.5 to 3 inches of
precipitation across the Turkey River basin. The river is expected
to rise overnight and is forecast to reach flood stage Wednesday
morning.

* WHAT...Minor flooding is forecast.

* WHERE...Turkey River at Spillville.

* WHEN...Until tomorrow evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...
- At 8:30 PM CDT Tuesday the stage was 7.1 feet.
- Bankfull stage is 8.0 feet.
- Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage
late this evening to a crest of 10.9 feet tomorrow morning.
It will then fall below flood stage early tomorrow afternoon.
- Flood stage is 9.0 feet.
- Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of
10.9 feet on 04/29/1991.
- http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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


Additional river and weather information is available at
www.weather.gov/lacrosse.

The next statement will be issued Wednesday morning at 1100 AM CDT.

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