781  
WWUS83 KMPX 180932  
SPSMPX  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN  
432 AM CDT MON JUN 18 2018  
 
WIZ027-028-181030-  
CHIPPEWA-EAU CLAIRE-  
432 AM CDT MON JUN 18 2018  
 
...VERY HEAVY RAIN AND LOCALIZED MINOR FLOODING EXPECTED THROUGH  
530 AM CDT...  
 
AN AREA OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL AFFECT THE FOLLOWING  
COUNTIES...  
 
CHIPPEWA...EAU CLAIRE...  
 
AT 428 AM CDT...AN AREA OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WITH A FEW  
EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL PERSIST OVER MUCH OF CHIPPEWA AND EAU  
CLAIRE COUNTIES, SLOWLY SHIFTING TO THE EAST. AROUND AN INCH OF  
ADDITIONAL RAINFALL CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH 530 AM, WHICH MAY LEAD  
TO LOCALIZED FLOODING, INCLUDING PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS AND  
FILLING OF DITCHES AND OTHER LOW LYING AREAS.  
 
MOTORISTS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION AS HEAVY RAIN CAN SIGNIFICANTLY  
REDUCE VISIBILITY. IN ADDITION, WATER COVERED ROADS CAN BE DIFFICULT  
TO SEE AT NIGHT AND VEHICLES AT HIGHER SPEEDS ARE EASILY SUBJECT TO  
HYDROPLANING.  
 
LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...  
EAU CLAIRE, CHIPPEWA FALLS, ALTOONA, LAKE HALLIE, STANLEY, BLOOMER,  
LAKE WISSOTA, AUGUSTA, CORNELL, CADOTT, FALL CREEK AND BOYD.  
 
THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS...  
INTERSTATE 94 IN WISCONSIN BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 62 AND 86.  
U.S. HIGHWAY 53 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 86 AND 110.  
 
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.  
 
DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE  
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS  
SAFELY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.  
 
TO REPORT FLOODING...HAVE THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY RELAY  
YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.  
 
LAT...LON 4460 9162 4524 9147 4528 9093 4460 9093  
TIME...MOT...LOC 0928Z 180DEG 0KT 4513 9114 4465 9120  

 
 
JPC  
 
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