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Flood Warning Until March 16th

Moderate to heavy rain will continue to surge north into the region this morning. Rain will continue throughout the day, before gradually diminishing in intensity through the evening hours. Rainfall totals from 1 to 2 inches are expected, locally higher amounts possible. Don’t be surprised if you hear thunder! Scattered thunderstorms are also expected. With snow melt on-going and heavy rainfall expected, flooding risks are increasing. If traveling, remember to turn around if you encounter water-covered roadways.

…The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in South Dakota…Iowa…

James River Near Scotland
Vermillion River Near Wakonda
Big Sioux River At Sioux Falls North Cliff
Big Sioux River above Hawarden
Big Sioux River At Akron
Split Rock Creek Near Corson
Rock River At Rock Rapids
Rock River At Rock Valley
Floyd River At Sheldon
Floyd River At Alton
West Branch Floyd River Near Struble
Floyd River At Le Mars
Floyd River At Merrill
Floyd River Near James
Ocheyedan River Near Spencer
Little Sioux River near Milford
Little Sioux River at Spencer
Little Sioux River At Linn Grove
Little Sioux River At Cherokee
Little Sioux River Near Correctionville
West Fork Ditch Near Hornick

.The following river forecasts include forecast precipitation through
tonight. Any additional future rains could affect the crest
forecasts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Safety message…Do not drive cars through flooded areas. the water
depth and road condition may be unsafe.

Additional information is available at

http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=fsd

Precipitation will begin to change over to snow from west to east late tonight into Thursday. With strong winds gusting from 40 to 60+mph, near blizzard conditions will be possible on Thursday. Travel will be very difficult if not impossible. Snow will gradually end on Thursday evening, but strong winds will continue to lead to poor travel conditions through Friday morning. Continue to monitor your local forecast.
Areas of dense fog will continue through the night into mid-morning. Visibility could be reduced to less than one quarter mile. Use extra caution if driving. If there is fog in your area, make sure to leave plenty of time to get to your destination.

Iowa DOT Road Conditions: CLICK HERE

For Iowa DOT Plow Map: CLICK HERE

Minnesota DOT Road Conditions: CLICK HERE

South Dakota DOT Road Conditions: CLICK HERE

Nebraska DOT Road Conditions: CLICK HERE 

North Dakota DOT Road Conditions: CLICK HERE

Missouri DOT Road Conditions: CLICK HERE

Illinois DOT Road Conditions: CLICK HERE

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