733  
WGUS83 KDMX 171719  
FLSDMX  
 
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA  
1219 PM CDT WED OCT 17 2018  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR ALL OR PORTIONS OF THE  
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN IOWA...WEST FORK DES MOINES RIVER...  
 
AFFECTING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN IOWA...EMMET  
 
.RAINFALL AND RUNOFF FROM EARLY OCTOBER RAINFALLS CONTINUE TO KEEP THE RIVER AT ELEVATED LEVELS.  
 
RIVER FORECASTS INCLUDE OBSERVED PRECIPITATION, AS WELL AS EXPECTED  
PRECIPITATION OVER THE NEXT 48 HOURS.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
DUE TO THE SLOWLY RECEDING RIVER FLOOD CONDITIONS, THE WARNING WILL BE UPDATED EVERY MONDAY OR AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
IAC063-241200-  
/O.EXT.KDMX.FL.W.0101.000000T0000Z-181024T1200Z/  
/ESVI4.1.ER.181010T1751Z.181018T0600Z.181023T1200Z.NO/  
1219 PM CDT WED OCT 17 2018  
   
..FLOOD WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING
 
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE WEST FORK DES MOINES RIVER AT ESTHERVILLE, OR FROM THE  
IOWA-MINNESOTA BORDER...TO NEAR WALLINGFORD.  
* UNTIL TUESDAY MORNING.  
* AT 11:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.4 FEET, OR 1.4 FEET ABOVE  
FLOOD STAGE.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 8.0 FEET.  
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE.  
* FORECAST...RISE TO 9.5 FEET, OR 1.5 FEET ABOVE FLOOD STAGE, AFTER  
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THEN BEGIN FALLING AND GO BELOW FLOOD STAGE  
TUESDAY MORNING.  
* IMPACT...AT 7.0 FEET, MIKE MICKELSON PARK SOUTH OF IOWA 9 FLOODS.  
NORTH RIVERSIDE PARK NORTH OF IOWA 9 FLOODS. BACKWATER FROM THE  
RIVER CAUSES SCHOOL CREEK TO AFFECT THE LOW AREAS OF VALLEY DRIVE.  
 

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

 
 
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