Weather Alerts for Franklin County IA

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
Kossuth - Palo Alto - Hancock - Cerro Gordo - Pocahontas - Humboldt - Wright - Franklin - Butler - Bremer - Sac - Calhoun - Webster - Hamilton - Hardin - Grundy - Black Hawk - Crawford - Carroll - Greene - Boone - Story - Marshall - Tama - Audubon - Guthrie - Dallas - Polk - Jasper - Poweshiek - Cass - Adair - Madison - Warren - Marion - Mahaska
Effective: Fri, 5/24 2:25am Updated: Fri, 5/24 2:40am Urgency: Future
Expires: Fri, 5/24 10:30am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

Recent rainfall has saturated soils in portions of central Iowa
with creeks and streams already running high.  The potential for
additional heavy rainfall this morning into early afternoon may lead
to flash flooding.

* WHAT...Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

* WHERE...Portions of central, north central, northeast, northwest,
south central, southwest, and west central Iowa, including the
following counties, in central Iowa, Boone, Dallas, Grundy,
Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Polk, Poweshiek, Story, Tama
and Webster. In north central Iowa, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Franklin,
Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth and Wright. In northeast Iowa, Black
Hawk and Bremer. In northwest Iowa, Palo Alto and Pocahontas. In
south central Iowa, Madison, Mahaska, Marion and Warren. In
southwest Iowa, Adair and Cass. In west central Iowa, Audubon,
Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie and Sac.

* WHEN...Until 1 PM CDT this afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Area creeks and streams are running high and could flood with more
heavy rain.

- Heavy rainfall over a short period of time may lead to flash
flooding in the watch area.

For the latest river and stream observations and forecasts refer to

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