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Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued May 20 at 8:32PM CDT until May 21 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * WHERE...Portions of Iowa, including the following areas, Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Ida, O'Brien and Woodbury, southwest Minnesota, including the following areas, Cottonwood and Jackson, and northeast Nebraska, including the following area, Dakota. * WHEN...From 1 AM CDT Tuesday through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches may be possible across the watch area by Tuesday afternoon. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Area
Dickinson; O'Brien; Clay; Cherokee; Buena Vista; Woodbury; Ida; Cottonwood; Jackson; Dakota

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued May 20 at 8:29PM CDT until May 20 at 9:00PM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD

At 828 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Webb, or 14 miles southeast of Spencer In Clay County, moving southeast at 25 mph. THIS IS A DESTRUCTIVE STORM FOR GILLET GROVE AND WEBB. HAZARD...Three inch hail and 60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be severely injured. Expect shattered windows, extensive damage to roofs, siding, and vehicles. This severe thunderstorm will remain over mainly rural areas of northeastern Buena Vista and southeastern Clay Counties, including the following locations... Dickens and Gillett Grove.

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Area
Buena Vista, IA; Clay, IA

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued May 20 at 8:25PM CDT until May 20 at 9:15PM CDT by NWS Des Moines IA

SVRDMX The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Pocahontas County in northwestern Iowa... Southern Palo Alto County in northwestern Iowa... * Until 915 PM CDT. * At 824 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Gillett Grove, or 11 miles southeast of Spencer In Clay County, moving east at 25 mph. HAZARD...Two inch hail and 60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Emmetsburg, Pocahontas, Laurens, Silver Lake, Rush Lake, Mallard, Ayrshire, Havelock, Cylinder, Plover, Curlew, Pocahontas Municipal Airport, and Emmetsburg Municipal Airport.

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Area
Palo Alto, IA; Pocahontas, IA

Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued May 20 at 8:17PM CDT until May 21 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Des Moines IA

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * WHERE...Portions of south central and southwest Iowa, including the following counties, in south central Iowa, Clarke and Union. In southwest Iowa, Adams and Taylor. * WHEN...From 1 AM CDT Tuesday through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

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Area
Adams; Union; Clarke; Taylor

Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued May 20 at 8:17PM CDT until May 21 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Des Moines IA

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northeast, northwest, south central, southwest, and west central Iowa, including the following counties, in central Iowa, Boone, Dallas, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama and Webster. In north central Iowa, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth and Wright. In northeast Iowa, Black Hawk and Bremer. In northwest Iowa, Emmet, Palo Alto and Pocahontas. In south central Iowa, Madison, Mahaska, Marion and Warren. In southwest Iowa, Adair and Cass. In west central Iowa, Audubon, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie and Sac. * WHEN...From 1 AM CDT Tuesday through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

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Area
Emmet; Kossuth; Winnebago; Worth; Palo Alto; Hancock; Cerro Gordo; Pocahontas; Humboldt; Wright; Franklin; Butler; Bremer; Sac; Calhoun; Webster; Hamilton; Hardin; Grundy; Black Hawk; Crawford; Carroll; Greene; Boone; Story; Marshall; Tama; Audubon; Guthrie; Dallas; Polk; Jasper; Poweshiek; Cass; Adair; Madison; Warren; Marion; Mahaska

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued May 20 at 8:16PM CDT until May 20 at 9:00PM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD

SVRFSD The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... Northwestern Cherokee County in northwestern Iowa... Southwestern O'Brien County in northwestern Iowa... * Until 900 PM CDT. * At 816 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Granville, or 14 miles southeast of Orange City, moving northeast at 10 mph. HAZARD...Golf ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * This severe thunderstorm will be near... Paullina around 820 PM CDT.

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Area
Cherokee, IA; O'Brien, IA

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 20 at 7:55PM CDT until May 21 at 12:00AM CDT by NWS Omaha/Valley NE

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EXTENDED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 271 TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST IOWA POTTAWATTAMIE SHELBY THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF COUNCIL BLUFFS AND HARLAN.

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Area
Pottawattamie, IA; Shelby, IA

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 20 at 7:55PM CDT until May 21 at 12:00AM CDT by NWS Omaha/Valley NE

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 271 REMAINS VALID UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES IN SOUTHWEST IOWA HARRISON IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA MONONA IN NEBRASKA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 22 COUNTIES IN EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA BURT BUTLER DODGE DOUGLAS SARPY SAUNDERS WASHINGTON IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA BOONE COLFAX CUMING MADISON PLATTE STANTON THURSTON IN SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA CASS GAGE JEFFERSON JOHNSON LANCASTER OTOE SALINE SEWARD THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALBION, ASHLAND, BEATRICE, BELLEVUE, BLAIR, COLUMBUS, CRETE, DAVID CITY, DECATUR, DUNLAP, FAIRBURY, FREMONT, LA VISTA, LINCOLN, LOGAN, LYONS, MACY, MAPLETON, MILFORD, MISSOURI VALLEY, NEBRASKA CITY, NORFOLK, OAKLAND, OMAHA, ONAWA, PAPILLION, PENDER, PLATTSMOUTH, SCHUYLER, SEWARD, ST. EDWARD, STANTON, STERLING, TECUMSEH, TEKAMAH, WAHOO, WALTHILL, WEST POINT, WILBER, WINNEBAGO, WISNER, WOODBINE, AND YUTAN.

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Area
Harrison, IA; Monona, IA; Boone, NE; Burt, NE; Butler, NE; Cass, NE; Colfax, NE; Cuming, NE; Dodge, NE; Douglas, NE; Gage, NE; Jefferson, NE; Johnson, NE; Lancaster, NE; Madison, NE; Otoe, NE; Platte, NE; Saline, NE; Sarpy, NE; Saunders, NE; Seward, NE; Stanton, NE; Thurston, NE; Washington, NE

Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued May 20 at 7:47PM CDT until May 24 at 3:00PM CDT by NWS Quad Cities IA IL

...The National Weather Service in Quad Cities IA IL has issued a Flood Watch for the following rivers in Iowa... Wapsipinicon River near De Witt 4S affecting Clinton and Scott Counties. North Skunk River near Sigourney affecting Keokuk County. * WHAT...Flooding is possible. * WHERE...North Skunk River near Sigourney. * WHEN...From Tuesday evening to Friday afternoon. * IMPACTS...At 16.0 feet, Water affects agricultural land, some county roads, and farm houses. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:30 PM CDT Monday the stage was 14.1 feet. - Forecast...Flood stage may be reached late tomorrow evening. - Flood stage is 16.0 feet.

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Area
Keokuk

Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued May 20 at 7:47PM CDT by NWS Quad Cities IA IL

...The National Weather Service in Quad Cities IA IL has issued a Flood Watch for the following rivers in Iowa... Wapsipinicon River near De Witt 4S affecting Clinton and Scott Counties. North Skunk River near Sigourney affecting Keokuk County. * WHAT...Flooding is possible. * WHERE...Wapsipinicon River near De Witt 4S. * WHEN...From Saturday afternoon until further notice. * IMPACTS...At 12.0 feet, Overbank flooding occurs. Water affects residences along the river between Wheatland and Calamus. Water affects businesses along the river near Calamus. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:30 PM CDT Monday the stage was 9.1 feet. - Forecast...Flood stage may be reached early Saturday afternoon. - Flood stage is 11.0 feet.

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Area
Clinton; Scott

Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued May 20 at 7:43PM CDT until May 27 at 6:00AM CDT by NWS Quad Cities IA IL

...The National Weather Service in Quad Cities IA IL has issued a Flood Watch for the following rivers in Iowa... Iowa River at Marengo affecting Iowa and Benton Counties. * WHAT...Flooding is possible. * WHERE...Iowa River at Marengo. * WHEN...From late Tuesday night to Monday, May 27. * IMPACTS...At 15.0 feet, Water reaches the bottom of the levee surrounding Marengo. Water affects low lying agricultural land along the river * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 7:00 PM CDT Monday the stage was 11.2 feet. - Forecast...Flood stage may be reached early Wednesday morning. - Flood stage is 15.0 feet

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Area
Benton; Iowa

Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued May 20 at 7:14PM CDT until May 21 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Omaha/Valley NE

The best chances for heavy rain overnight has been shifting south. As a result, have trimmed a few northern counties off of the watch and added a few counties on the southern edge of the watch. * WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * WHERE...Portions of Iowa, including the following counties, Harrison, Monona, Pottawattamie and Shelby and Nebraska, including the following counties, Burt, Butler, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Platte, Sarpy, Saunders, Thurston and Washington. * WHEN...Through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Multiple rounds of heavy precipitation is expected with an increasing potential for training thunderstorms to develop after midnight. A second round of heavy rain is expected Tuesday late morning and afternoon. This will bring the threat for flash flooding and river flooding across portions of northeast Nebraska, east-central Nebraska, and west- central Iowa. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Area
Monona; Harrison; Shelby; Pottawattamie; Thurston; Cuming; Burt; Platte; Colfax; Dodge; Washington; Butler; Saunders; Douglas; Sarpy

Flood Watch

Flood Watch issued May 20 at 7:14PM CDT until May 21 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Omaha/Valley NE

The best chances for heavy rain overnight has been shifting south. As a result, have trimmed a few northern counties off of the watch and added a few counties on the southern edge of the watch. * WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. * WHERE...Portions of southwest Iowa, including the following counties, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery and Page and southeast Nebraska, including the following counties, Cass, Lancaster, Otoe, Saline and Seward. * WHEN...Through Tuesday evening. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Multiple rounds of heavy precipitation is expected with an increasing potential for training thunderstorms to develop after midnight. A second round of heavy rain is expected Tuesday late morning and afternoon. This will bring the threat for flash flooding and river flooding across portions of northeast Nebraska, east-central Nebraska, and west- central Iowa. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Area
Mills; Montgomery; Fremont; Page; Seward; Lancaster; Cass; Otoe; Saline

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement issued May 20 at 7:09PM CDT by NWS Des Moines IA

..FUNNEL CLOUDS OR BRIEF TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING... WHAT...Scattered thunderstorms developing along a boundary in northern Iowa may produce funnel clouds or a brief landspout tornado this evening. If a brief tornado occurs, take shelter immediately. WHERE...Far Northern Iowa WHEN...Through 9 pm this evening IMPACTS...Minor damage to outdoor objects is possible. PREPAREDNESS AND PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS...If a funnel cloud is spotted, report it to the National Weather Service. If a tornado warning becomes necessary, take appropriate action.

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Area
Emmet; Kossuth; Winnebago; Worth; Palo Alto

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 20 at 6:47PM CDT until May 21 at 12:00AM CDT by NWS La Crosse WI

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 272 IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL IOWA FLOYD MITCHELL IN NORTHEAST IOWA HOWARD IN MINNESOTA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA DODGE FILLMORE MOWER OLMSTED WABASHA THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF AUSTIN, CHARLES CITY, CRESCO, DODGE CENTER, OSAGE, PRESTON, ROCHESTER, AND WABASHA.

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Floyd, IA; Howard, IA; Mitchell, IA; Dodge, MN; Fillmore, MN; Mower, MN; Olmsted, MN; Wabasha, MN

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 20 at 6:46PM CDT until May 21 at 12:00AM CDT by NWS Sioux Falls SD

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 272 IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 10 COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST IOWA BUENA VISTA CHEROKEE CLAY DICKINSON O'BRIEN OSCEOLA PLYMOUTH SIOUX IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA IDA WOODBURY IN MINNESOTA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 1 COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA JACKSON THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ARNOLDS PARK, BATTLE CREEK, CHEROKEE, HARTLEY, HAWARDEN, HOLSTEIN, HULL, IDA GROVE, JACKSON, LAKEFIELD, LE MARS, MILFORD, ORANGE CITY, ROCK VALLEY, SANBORN, SHELDON, SIBLEY, SIOUX CENTER, SIOUX CITY, SPENCER, SPIRIT LAKE, AND STORM LAKE.

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Area
Buena Vista, IA; Cherokee, IA; Clay, IA; Dickinson, IA; Ida, IA; O'Brien, IA; Osceola, IA; Plymouth, IA; Sioux, IA; Woodbury, IA; Jackson, MN

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued May 20 at 6:45PM CDT until May 21 at 12:00AM CDT by NWS Des Moines IA

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 272 IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN IOWA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 12 COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL IOWA CERRO GORDO HANCOCK HUMBOLDT KOSSUTH WINNEBAGO WORTH WRIGHT IN NORTHWEST IOWA EMMET PALO ALTO POCAHONTAS IN WEST CENTRAL IOWA CRAWFORD SAC THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALGONA, BELMOND, BRITT, CLARION, CLEAR LAKE, DENISON, EAGLE GROVE, EARLY, EMMETSBURG, ESTHERVILLE, FONDA, FOREST CITY, GARNER, GILMORE CITY, HUMBOLDT, KANAWHA, LAKE MILLS, LAKE VIEW, LAURENS, MANLY, MASON CITY, NORTHWOOD, ODEBOLT, POCAHONTAS, ROLFE, SAC CITY, SCHALLER, AND WALL LAKE. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH POSSIBLE. SCATTERED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE. PROBABILITY TABLE: PROB OF 2 OR MORE TORNADOES : 10% PROB OF 1 OR MORE STRONG /EF2-EF5/ TORNADOES : <02% PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE WIND EVENTS : 40% PROB OF 1 OR MORE WIND EVENTS >= 75 MPH : <05% PROB OF 10 OR MORE SEVERE HAIL EVENTS : 50% PROB OF 1 OR MORE HAIL EVENTS >= 2 INCHES : 20% PROB OF 6 OR MORE COMBINED SEVERE HAIL/WIND EVENTS : 70% MEAN STORM MOTION /MPH/ : E 25

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Cerro Gordo, IA; Crawford, IA; Emmet, IA; Hancock, IA; Humboldt, IA; Kossuth, IA; Palo Alto, IA; Pocahontas, IA; Sac, IA; Winnebago, IA; Worth, IA; Wright, IA

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement issued May 20 at 6:26PM CDT by NWS La Crosse WI

Funnel clouds have been reported during the past few minutes, mostly over southeast Minnesota. These funnel clouds normally do not touch the ground. As a result, they rarely do any damage and last only a few minutes. However, remain on the alert and be prepared to move to a place of safety if a funnel should approach the ground. Atmospheric conditions over will continue to be favorable for the formation of short lived funnels during the next several hours.

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Area
Mitchell; Howard; Wabasha; Dodge; Olmsted; Winona; Mower; Fillmore
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