Rain Rain Go Away… Come Again Some Other Day…
Those are certainly some fun looking clouds outside! So today was pretty wet. Thursdays on 1st & 3rd cancelled... and now it looks like yet more rain! I'm happy it's not snow, but it can stop anytime now! I have a moat surrounding my house and a huge river with a current in the backyard. And there is a lake back there somewhere too that was not there a few days ago.
Our Gov even declared a State Of Emergency for many areas in Minnesota. The forecast looking out for a while has rain, rain and more rain chances. When will it stop? We have a Flash Flood Watch in effect for the area:
The National Weather Service has issued this watch through tomorrow morning for Dodge, Olmsted, Winona, Mower, Fillmore, Houston, Buffalo, Mitchell, Howard,Winneshiek, Allamakee, Floyd, Chickasaw, Fayette, Trempealeau, Jackson,La Crosse, Monroe, Juneau, Adams, Vernon, Crawford, Richland, and Grant in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Here are some more details from the National Weather Service:
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST IOWA...SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST IOWA...ALLAMAKEE...CHICKASAW...CLAYTON...FAYETTE...FLOYD... HOWARD...MITCHELL AND WINNESHIEK. IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA... DODGE...FILLMORE...HOUSTON...MOWER...OLMSTED...WABASHA AND WINONA. IN WISCONSIN...ADAMS...BUFFALO...CRAWFORD...GRANT... JACKSON...JUNEAU...LA CROSSE...MONROE...RICHLAND...TREMPEALEAU AND VERNON. * THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING * THUNDERSTORMS ARE APPROACHING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BETWEEN LA CROSSE AND DUBUQUE IOWA. * MORE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT AND WILL BE CAPABLE OF HEAVY RAIN...WITH RAINFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF 1 INCH PER HOUR WITH THE STRONGEST STORMS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. STAY ON HIGHER...DRY GROUND. NEVER CROSS INTO FLOOD WATERS. && $$ SHEA
Pretty soon we will need these things to get around.