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Flash Flood Watch


FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of Iowa and Nebraska, including the following areas, in Iowa, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby. In Nebraska, Burt, Butler, Cass, Colfax, Cuming, Dodge, Douglas, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Lancaster, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Seward, Thurston, and Washington. * Through Monday morning. * Areas of heavy rain expected, with widespread amounts ranging from 3 to 5 inches. Higher amounts are possible. The heaviest rain is expected this evening and overnight. * This will cause rises of streams. If rainfall rates are high enough once the ground becomes saturated, it could lead to flash flooding, especially in urban areas. This includes Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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. &&
…Heavy rain possible through Monday morning across parts of eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa… .An upper level disturbance will continue to move eastward across the region through Monday. This is helping to create showers and some embedded thunderstorms. The long duration of the event suggests that there could be fairly widespread rainfall totals from 3 to 5 inches, with locally heavier amounts possible.
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Winter Storm Watch


MAJOR WINTER STORM POSSIBLE SUNDAY AND MONDAY...

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL EMERGE INTO THE PLAINS ON
SUNDAY AND MONDAY. COLD TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH RELATIVELY
WARM AND MOIST AIR ALOFT RIDING OVER THE COLDER SURFACE AIR WILL
SET THE STAGE FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR FREEZING RAIN OVER A GOOD PART
OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. HOWEVER A COMBINATION OF
FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND SLEET WILL LIKELY AFFECT ALL AREAS AT
SOME POINT SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. SIGNIFICANT ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE
POSSIBLE.

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-
PAGE-KNOX-CEDAR-THURSTON-ANTELOPE-PIERCE-WAYNE-BOONE-MADISON-
STANTON-CUMING-BURT-PLATTE-COLFAX-DODGE-WASHINGTON-BUTLER-
SAUNDERS-DOUGLAS-SARPY-SEWARD-LANCASTER-CASS-OTOE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONAWA...MAPLETON...MISSOURI VALLEY...

WOODBINE...LOGAN...DUNLAP...HARLAN...COUNCIL BLUFFS...GLENWOOD...

RED OAK...SIDNEY...HAMBURG...TABOR...FARRAGUT...CLARINDA...

SHENANDOAH...CREIGHTON...BLOOMFIELD...CROFTON...WAUSA...

VERDIGRE...NIOBRARA...HARTINGTON...LAUREL...RANDOLPH...

COLERIDGE...PENDER...MACY...WALTHILL...WINNEBAGO...NELIGH...

ELGIN...PIERCE...PLAINVIEW...OSMOND...WAYNE...ALBION...

ST. EDWARD...NORFOLK...STANTON...WEST POINT...WISNER...TEKAMAH...

OAKLAND...LYONS...DECATUR...COLUMBUS...SCHUYLER...FREMONT...

BLAIR...DAVID CITY...WAHOO...ASHLAND...YUTAN...OMAHA...BELLEVUE...

PAPILLION...LA VISTA...SEWARD...MILFORD...LINCOLN...PLATTSMOUTH...

NEBRASKA CITY
400 PM CST THU JAN 12 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
MONDAY NIGHT. 

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED TO OVERSPREAD MOST OF EASTERN
NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA ON SUNDAY...AND CONTINUE INTO
MONDAY. THE FREEZING RAIN COULD MIX WITH OR CHANGE TO SLEET AND
SNOW SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS WELL. FREEZING RAIN IS MORE LIKELY
ALONG AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80...WHILE MORE OF A MIX IS
EXPECTED NORTH AND NORTHWEST OF THE INTERSTATE. TOTAL ICE
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN
INCH IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA TO A QUARTER INCH OR MORE ALONG AND
SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80. SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS COULD REACH
OVER 4 INCHES IN NORTHEAST NEBRASKA WHILE REMAINING CLOSER TO AN
INCH OR SO NEAR THE INTERSTATE. 

* MAIN IMPACT...HAZARDOUS TRAVEL DUE TO ICY OR SNOW-PACKED ROADS
IS LIKELY. SIDEWALKS AND PARKING LOTS WILL BE VERY SLIPPERY AS
WELL. SOME DAMAGE TO TREE LIMBS AND POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Wind Advisory


.STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS ACROSS ALL OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND

SOUTHWEST IOWA TODAY…

MONONA-HARRISON-SHELBY-POTTAWATTAMIE-MILLS-MONTGOMERY-FREMONT-

PAGE-THURSTON-CUMING-BURT-COLFAX-DODGE-WASHINGTON-BUTLER-SAUNDERS-

DOUGLAS-SARPY-SEWARD-LANCASTER-CASS-OTOE-SALINE-JEFFERSON-GAGE-

JOHNSON-NEMAHA-PAWNEE-RICHARDSON-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ONAWA…MAPLETON…MISSOURI VALLEY…

WOODBINE…LOGAN…DUNLAP…HARLAN…COUNCIL BLUFFS…GLENWOOD…

RED OAK…SIDNEY…HAMBURG…TABOR…FARRAGUT…CLARINDA…

SHENANDOAH…PENDER…MACY…WALTHILL…WINNEBAGO…WEST POINT…

WISNER…TEKAMAH…OAKLAND…LYONS…DECATUR…SCHUYLER…

FREMONT…BLAIR…DAVID CITY…WAHOO…ASHLAND…YUTAN…OMAHA…

BELLEVUE…PAPILLION…LA VISTA…SEWARD…MILFORD…LINCOLN…

PLATTSMOUTH…NEBRASKA CITY…CRETE…WILBER…FAIRBURY…

BEATRICE…TECUMSEH…STERLING…AUBURN…PAWNEE CITY…

TABLE ROCK…FALLS CITY

337 AM CST FRI NOV 18 2016

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL OCCUR TODAY AND THEN

GRADUALLY DECREASE TONIGHT.

* WINDS…SUSTAINED FROM THE NORTHWEST AT GENERALLY 25 TO 35 MPH

WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS…DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH

PROFILE AND LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLES. IN ADDITION…LIGHT SNOW

ACCUMULATION MAY OCCUR IN AREAS MAINLY NORTH OF HIGHWAY 30

FRIDAY MORNING…WHICH COMBINED WITH THE WIND COULD RESULT IN

MAINLY MINOR VISIBILITY REDUCTIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH OR GREATER

ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…

ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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