Flood Watch

03/14/2019 11:23 AM through 03/14/2019 7:00 PM

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Flood Watch issued March 14 at 11:23AM CDT expiring March 14 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN


Temperatures will remain mild through this afternoon. Periods of
rain during the day will combine with snow melt to produce street
flooding and standing water over low lying areas. Another tenth
to a quarter of an inch of rain is expected during the afternoon
and evening across central Minnesota, eastern Minnesota, and west
central Minnesota. Significant rises on the main stem rivers are
not expected this week.

Many of the the drainage systems are full of ice and snow, so any
melting or runoff from the rain could lead to ponding of water in
low lying areas. Temperatures will fall below freezing Friday, so
any standing water will become ice.
The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Minnesota, east central Minnesota, south
central Minnesota, southwest Minnesota, and west central
Minnesota, including the following areas, in central
Minnesota, Benton, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Morrison,
Renville, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Todd, and Wright. In
east central Minnesota, Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota,
Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Ramsey, Scott, and
Washington. In south central Minnesota, Blue Earth, Brown,
Faribault, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Rice, Steele,
Waseca, and Watonwan. In southwest Minnesota, Redwood. In west
central Minnesota, Chippewa, Douglas, Lac Qui Parle, Pope,
Stevens, Swift, and Yellow Medicine.

* Until 7 PM CDT this evening

* Snow melt and rainfall may result in flooding in poor drainage


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. Clear the snow and ice away from your storm
drains before Wednesday.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Target Area

Douglas; Nicollet; Ramsey; Rice; Blue Earth; Sherburne; Chisago; Pope; Swift; Steele; Scott; Hennepin; Todd; Dakota; Renville; Stevens; Mille Lacs; Kandiyohi; Brown; Martin; Sibley; McLeod; Stearns; Isanti; Lac Qui Parle; Kanabec; Anoka; Benton; Le Sueur; Washington; Waseca; Meeker; Yellow Medicine; Faribault; Wright; Morrison; Watonwan; Freeborn; Redwood; Carver; Chippewa

Sender: NWS Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
Sent: 11:23 AM on 03-14-2019