780  
WWUS83 KMPX 172235  
SPSMPX  
 
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN  
535 PM CDT WED APR 17 2019  
 
MNC037-049-131-163-WIC093-109-180000-  
DAKOTA-GOODHUE-RICE-WASHINGTON-PIERCE-ST. CROIX-  
535 PM CDT WED APR 17 2019  
   
..URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING EXPECTED
 
 
MINOR FLOODING WILL OCCUR IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...  
 
DAKOTA...GOODHUE...RICE...WASHINGTON...PIERCE...ST. CROIX...  
 
* UNTIL 700 PM CDT.  
 
* AT 529 PM CDT, ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL WAS  
MOVING THROUGH THE AREA, RESULTING IN LOCALIZED MINOR FLOODING.  
THREE TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN FELL IN A BAND FROM NORTHERN RICE TO  
ST. CROIX COUNTIES EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON, WITH ADDITIONAL  
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF A QUARTER TO HALF AN INCH EXPECTED TO  
RESULT IN MINOR FLOODING.  
 
* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...  
FARIBAULT, NORTHFIELD, RIVER FALLS, COTTAGE GROVE, HASTINGS,  
ROSEMOUNT, FARMINGTON, HUDSON, PRESCOTT, CANNON FALLS, LONSDALE AND  
AFTON.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD  
DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.  
 
IN HILLY TERRAIN THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS WHICH ARE  
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN HEAVY RAIN. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FLOODED  
ROADS. FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.  
 
PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN YOU  
CAN DO SO SAFELY.  
 

 
 
LAT...LON 4421 9352 4446 9353 4456 9325 4482 9292  
4503 9260 4496 9235 4477 9254 4437 9314  
 

 
 
ETA  
 
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