708  
WGUS83 KDMX 181500  
FLSDMX  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA  
1000 AM CDT THU APR 18 2019  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR PORTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING  
RIVERS IN IOWA...WEST FORK DES MOINES RIVER...  
 
AFFECTING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN IOWA...EMMET  
 
RIVER FORECASTS INCLUDE OBSERVED PRECIPITATION, AS WELL AS EXPECTED  
PRECIPITATION OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  
 
DUE TO THE EXPECTED SLOW CHANGING NATURE OF THE FLOODING ALONG THE  
WEST FORK OF THE DES MOINES RIVER, REGULARLY SCHEDULED FORECAST STATEMENTS  
WILL ONLY BE ISSUED ONCE PER WEEK. THE NEXT SCHEDULED UPDATE WILL BE THURSDAY,  
APRIL 25. ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS WILL BE ISSUED IF CONDITIONS OR FORECASTS CHANGE.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
IF YOU ENCOUNTER A FLOODED AREA, TURN AROUND AND FIND AN ALTERNATE  
ROUTE. TURN AROUND, DO NOT DROWN.  
 
MORE INFORMATION--INCLUDING IMPACT STATEMENTS AND CREST  
HISTORIES--IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT... WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DESMOINES.  
CLICK ON THE RIVERS AND LAKES LINK.  
 

 
 
IAC063-251900-  
/O.CON.KDMX.FL.W.0012.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/ESVI4.1.RS.000000T0000Z.190421T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
1000 AM CDT THU APR 18 2019  
   
..FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE WEST FORK DES MOINES RIVER AT ESTHERVILLE, OR FROM THE  
IOWA-MINNESOTA BORDER...TO NEAR WALLINGFORD.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 8:00 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.1 FEET, OR 3.1 FEET ABOVE  
FLOOD STAGE.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE.  
* FORECAST...RISE TO 11.4 FEET, OR 3.4 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE, EARLY  
SUNDAY MORNING. THEN BEGIN FALLING.  
* IMPACT...AT 11.0 FEET, MIKE MICKELSON PARK SOUTH OF IOWA 9 IS  
INUNDATED.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4326 9483 4350 9491 4350 9485 4326 9471  
4326 9483  
 

 
 
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