Alert: Flash Flood Warning issued May 31 at 6:05PM CDT expiring June 1 at 12:00AM CDT by NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN

Event: Flash Flood Warning
Sender Name: NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
Issued: 2014-05-31T18:06:05-05:00
Expires: 2014-06-01T00:00:00-05:00
WEA Text: Flash Flood Warning this area til 12:00 AM CDT. Avoid flood areas. Check local media. -NWS
Description: THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN TODD COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA…
SOUTHWESTERN MORRISON COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA…
WESTERN STEARNS COUNTY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA…

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT

* AT 600 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS THE
WARNED AREA. THIS AREA RECEIVED 3 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN THIS MORNING…
AND CURRENT ROUND OF STORMS WILL PRODUCE ANOTHER 1 TO 3 INCHES
THROUGH THE NEXT 2 TO 3 HOURS.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING TO
OCCUR. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE…LONG
PRAIRIE AND SAUK CENTRE.

MANY AREAS OF NORTHERN STEARNS COUNTY HAD FLOODING WITH RAINFALL THIS
MORNING…AND SOILS REMAIN SATURATED WITH THIS ADDITIONAL RAINFALL GOING
STRAIGHT TO RUNOFF. THIS WILL LIKELY LEAD TO FURTHER FLASH FLOODING OF
WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS AND RISES ON AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS.
Instruction: EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS…COUNTRY ROADS…AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE
BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

Link to more Info: http://www.weather.gov
Urgency: Immediate
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Categories: Met,
Area Description: Todd; Morrison; Stearns

Message Identifier: NWS-140501-652016-614808
CAP MessageType: Alert
Added note: – Flash Flood Warnings warnings