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cowgirl836

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Part of I-90 in SW MN closed due to flooding.

Lot of flash flood (and regular flood) warnings in SE SD, SW MN, and NW IA last night and this morning.



The Madison isthmus was largely underwater Wednesday after getting 3 inches of rain in an *hour* and with storms coming today and tomorrow another flood warning is out.
 
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cydnote

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Is there such a thing as too much moisture?

Yes, when trying to:
Paint your house
Properly mix cement
Make a pie crust
Start a fire
Mold clay
Plant a Garden
Properly store corn or beans
Apply make up
Make homemade noodles
Mow lawn
Bale hay
Make beef jerky

The only one I haven’t done is apply make up . . . So I could be wrong about that one
 
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knowlesjam

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Flood watch now out in Omaha for the Missouri River. Predicted crest between 32 and 33 feet, which would make it the 5th highest crest recorded. This would be very close to shutting down both I-29 and I-680 North of Omaha. Crest is forecast for somewhere in the Monday to Wednesday period next week.
 

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Not exactly sure.
Flood watch now out in Omaha for the Missouri River. Predicted crest between 32 and 33 feet, which would make it the 5th highest crest recorded. This would be very close to shutting down both I-29 and I-680 North of Omaha. Crest is forecast for somewhere in the Monday to Wednesday period next week.
Well, if we weren’t in a drought it would be much worse.
 

theshadow

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Lyon County Sheriff:

“The US National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has informed us that we expect about 2-5 more inches of rain overnight. They expect the river to crest at 25.3 ft between 7-8 am tomorrow in Rock Rapids which is just below the record of 27 ft. We expect heavy rain at around 8pm tonight and severe weather from 5-10 pm. Plans for shelter are being made and will be made available if needed. Sheriff Vander Stoep advises to use caution when traveling, but especially after 8pm. We are expecting numerous roads to go underwater during the overnight, so we are asking everyone to not travel unless necessary. If you know people who are in areas that may be at risk of flooding, please reach out to them and make sure they have an evacuation plan.”
 

theshadow

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West Fork, Des Moines River at Estherville
Record: 17.7' (1969)
Forecast: 16.0' (Sunday through Thursday); higher than 1993

West Fork, Des Moines River at Humboldt
Record: 15.4' (1969)
Forecast: 16.0' (next Wednesday)

Des Moines River at Fort Dodge
Record: 20.3' (1947)
Forecast: 18.0' (next Wednesday); higher than 1993 and 2010

Big Sioux River at Hawarden
Record: 35.2' (2019)
Forecast: 36.8' (Monday)
 
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madguy30

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The Madison isthmus was largely underwater Wednesday after getting 3 inches of rain in an *hour* and with storms coming today and tomorrow another flood warning is out.

I've been out of town and had no idea about this.

I remember that happening a few years ago. There would be random little ponds/streams in the streets.

Was kind of eerie.