Event: Flash Flood Watch
Sender Name: NWS Des Moines IA
Description: Recent rains over the past week or so have continued to increase
soil moisture and susceptibility to flash flooding. In addition
to rains from this morning, more showers and thunderstorms are
expected to develop this afternoon and tonight. These showers and
storms may produce moderate to locally heavy rains with flash
The National Weather Service in Des Moines has expanded the
* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of central Iowa and
southwest Iowa, including the following areas, in central
Iowa, Marshall and Polk. In southwest Iowa, Adair.
* From 4 PM CDT this afternoon through Saturday morning
* Soil moisture content continues to increase after recent rains
with additional moderate to locally heavy rains anticipated
later this afternoon and tonight. Rainfall amounts may reach
one to three inches in spots in just an hour or two with
locally higher amounts possible.
* Heavy rains may produce flash flooding in streams and creeks
with ponding and standing water on roads. Campers getting an
early start on the Memorial Day weekend should monitor weather
conditions closely and be prepared to take action by moving to
higher ground if water threatens your campsite.
Instruction: A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
Link to more Info: http://www.weather.gov
Area Description: Adair; Marshall; Polk
Message Identifier: NWS-IDP-PROD-3577557-3115736
CAP MessageType: Alert
Added note: – Flash Flood Warnings warnings