821  
WGUS83 KMPX 221449  
FLSMPX  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN  
949 AM CDT SUN APR 22 2018  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN  
MINNESOTA...  
 
COTTONWOOD RIVER AT NEW ULM AFFECTING BROWN COUNTY  
REDWOOD RIVER NEAR REDWOOD FALLS AFFECTING REDWOOD COUNTY  
MINNESOTA RIVER AT MONTEVIDEO AFFECTING CHIPPEWA...LAC QUI PARLE  
AND YELLOW MEDICINE COUNTIES  
   
OVERVIEW
 
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN.  
 
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL RADIO OR TV STATION  
FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS FLOOD EVENT.  
 

 
 
MNC015-232049-  
/O.EXT.KMPX.FL.W.0006.000000T0000Z-180429T1400Z/  
/NWUM5.2.ER.000000T0000Z.180425T0000Z.180428T2000Z.NO/  
949 AM CDT SUN APR 22 2018  
   
..FLOOD WARNING NOW EXPECTED TO END SUNDAY APRIL 29
 
THE FLOOD  
WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE COTTONWOOD RIVER AT NEW ULM.  
* UNTIL SUNDAY APRIL 29.  
* AT 9:00 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.4 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 13.9 FEET BY  
TUESDAY EVENING. THE RIVER WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE SATURDAY  
AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT...AT 11.0 FEET...FLOOD WATERS BEGIN TO IMPACT LOW LYING  
AREAS...AND SOME ROADS ALONG THE RIVER.  
* IMPACT...AT 13.0 FEET...FLOOD WATERS BEGIN TO IMPACT COTTONWOOD  
STREET WEST OF THE RIVER.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4433 9448 4427 9441 4422 9470 4430 9470  
 

 
 
MNC023-073-173-232049-  
/O.CON.KMPX.FL.W.0007.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/MVOM5.2.ER.180421T2137Z.180426T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
949 AM CDT SUN APR 22 2018  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE MINNESOTA RIVER AT MONTEVIDEO.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 9:00 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.8 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 14.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 16.1 FEET BY  
THURSDAY MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING.  
* IMPACT...AT 14.0 FEET...LOW LYING AREAS AND SOME ROADS ALONG THE  
RIVER BEGIN FLOODING, ALONG WITH SOME BASEMENTS OF HOUSES ALONG THE  
RIVER.  
* IMPACT...AT 17.0 FEET...STORM SEWERS MAY NEED TO BE PLUGGED TO  
PREVENT WATER FROM BACKING UP INTO STREETS.  
 
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4503 9578 4492 9562 4486 9570 4497 9587  
 

 
 
MNC127-232049-  
/O.EXT.KMPX.FL.W.0008.180426T1200Z-000000T0000Z/  
/RWDM5.1.ER.180426T1200Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
949 AM CDT SUN APR 22 2018  
   
..FLOOD WARNING NOW EXPECTED TO END FURTHER NOTICE
 
THE FLOOD  
WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE REDWOOD RIVER NEAR REDWOOD FALLS.  
* FROM THURSDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 8:30 AM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.6 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 7.6 FEET BY THIS  
AFTERNOON.  
* IMPACT...AT 6.0 FEET...LOW LYING AREAS, MAINLY FARMLAND, AND SOME  
ROADS ALONG THE RIVER BEGIN TO EXPERIENCE FLOODING.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4458 9514 4453 9505 4444 9539 4451 9546  
 

 
AMK  
 
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