Friday Severe and Flooding Potential

August 13, 2010 1 Comment

After this mornings dangerously strong thunderstorms, there is the potential for more severe weather this afternoon and evening. Of even greater concern is the possibility of flooding. Parts of southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and southwest Wisconsin are already saturated from this morning’s heavy rainfall. Of most concern is Wabasha county where over 4″ of rainfall came down in spots, and most of the county received over 2″ of rain this morning.

Here is a look at the latest Severe Thunderstorm Watch which is in effect until 10pm this evening.

 There is also a Flash Flood Watch in effect through the rest of our Friday throughout southeast Minnesota, much of Iowa and much of Wisconsin. If you live in a flood prone area, be sure you have a plan to evacuate and reach higher ground in the event of heavy rainfall in your watershed today.

We will do our best to provide as many updates as possible here on the blog, on our KTTC Precision Forecast Center facebook page, and on twitter. Our first priority, however, is on-air on KTTC, where you will see updates on severe weather warnings and watches first. We will do our best to keep you updated on all fronts.

In all seriousness and without trying to raise undue alarm, the flooding potential is indeed a dangerous situation. Any additional, heavy rainfall could make for a dangerous mess of some river valleys which have already received heavy rainfall. Stay tuned to the very latest and keep an eye on where the bulk of rain is falling if you live in a flood prone area.

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  1. The heavy rain didn’t fall in this part of southeastern Minnesota yesterday, Friday the 13th. Here in the northwestern part of Dodge Center, we had about 0.01″ of an inch all day!

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