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Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Buffalo

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Wabasha.

* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:15 AM Thursday the stage was 14.7 feet.

* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will remain near 14.7 feet today then begin falling.

* Impact...At 14.4 feet...Flooding begins near East Main Street. &&

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Buffalo; Trempealeau

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Winona.

* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:45 AM Thursday the stage was 16.5 feet.

* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 16.2 feet by Friday morning.

* Impact...At 16.6 feet...Lock and Dam 6 goes out of operation. &&

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Crawford; Grant

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at McGregor.

* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:45 AM Thursday the stage was 21.5 feet.

* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is occurring and Major flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 22.0 feet by Friday evening then begin falling.

* Impact...At 21.5 feet...Railroad tracks near the casino in Marquette are closed. &&

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Crawford; Vernon

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Lansing.

* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:15 AM Thursday the stage was 17.7 feet.

* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 17.9 feet by Friday morning then begin falling.

* Impact...At 17.6 feet...Water from the storm sewer system covers the 600 block of South Front Street. &&

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Houston

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at La Crosse.

* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:15 AM Thursday the stage was 14.1 feet.

* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 14.0 feet by Friday morning.

* Impact...At 14.0 feet...Flooding begins to threaten homes in the Shore Acres area. Water begins to impact homes and businesses along La Fond Avenue and Bainbridge Street on French Island. Water begins to go over the road at Copeland Park with some water into the ball parks. Water is near the bottom of the Pettibone Beach shelter and water is nearly over the road at Houska Park near the wastewater treatment plant. Water also begins to spread into Riverside Park. &&

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Houston

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Lansing.

* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:15 AM Thursday the stage was 17.7 feet.

* Flood stage is 17.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 17.9 feet by Friday morning then begin falling.

* Impact...At 17.6 feet...Water from the storm sewer system covers the 600 block of South Front Street. &&

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: La Crosse; Vernon

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at La Crosse.

* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:15 AM Thursday the stage was 14.1 feet.

* Flood stage is 12.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 14.0 feet by Friday morning.

* Impact...At 14.0 feet...Flooding begins to threaten homes in the Shore Acres area. Water begins to impact homes and businesses along La Fond Avenue and Bainbridge Street on French Island. Water begins to go over the road at Copeland Park with some water into the ball parks. Water is near the bottom of the Pettibone Beach shelter and water is nearly over the road at Houska Park near the wastewater treatment plant. Water also begins to spread into Riverside Park. &&

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Pepin

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Lake City.

* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:15 AM Thursday the stage was 16.6 feet.

* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 16.8 feet by Saturday then begin falling.

* Impact...At 16.0 feet...Minor lowland flooding occurs and some residential sections near the river are evacuated. Water and Sewer service is turned off along Central Point Road. &&

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Pierce

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)

...The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers in Minnesota... Cottonwood River at New Ulm affecting Brown County ...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota...Wisconsin... Minnesota River at Granite Falls HWY 212 affecting Chippewa... Renville and Yellow Medicine Counties Minnesota River at Henderson MN19 affecting Le Sueur...Scott and Sibley Counties South Fork Crow River below Mayer affecting Carver County Crow River at Rockford affecting Hennepin and Wright Counties Mississippi River at Red Wing L/D 3 affecting Goodhue and Pierce Counties Mississippi River at Red Wing affecting Goodhue and Pierce Counties Redwood River near Redwood Falls affecting Redwood County ...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota...Wisconsin.. Minnesota River at Montevideo affecting Chippewa...Lac qui Parle and Yellow Medicine Counties Minnesota River At Morton affecting Renville County Minnesota River At New Ulm affecting Brown and Nicollet Counties Minnesota River near Jordan affecting Carver and Scott Counties Minnesota River at Savage affecting Dakota...Hennepin and Scott Counties Mississippi River at St. Paul affecting Dakota...Ramsey and Washington Counties Mississippi River near Hastings L/D 2 affecting Dakota... Washington and Pierce Counties St Croix River at Stillwater affecting Washington and St. Croix Counties .Overview...River levels continue to fall, with smaller rivers falling quickly below flood levels as mainstem rivers remain with higher levels. Additional rainfall coming this weekend could once again aggravate river levels. The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River near Hastings L/D 2.

* until further notice.

* At 7:30 PM Thursday the stage was 17.5 feet.

* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Flood stage is 15.0 feet.

* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 17.3 feet by Saturday morning. &&

Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Turn Around...Don`t Drown. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your local radio or TV station for the latest information concerning this flood event.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Pierce

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)

...The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers in Minnesota... Cottonwood River at New Ulm affecting Brown County ...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota...Wisconsin... Minnesota River at Granite Falls HWY 212 affecting Chippewa... Renville and Yellow Medicine Counties Minnesota River at Henderson MN19 affecting Le Sueur...Scott and Sibley Counties South Fork Crow River below Mayer affecting Carver County Crow River at Rockford affecting Hennepin and Wright Counties Mississippi River at Red Wing L/D 3 affecting Goodhue and Pierce Counties Mississippi River at Red Wing affecting Goodhue and Pierce Counties Redwood River near Redwood Falls affecting Redwood County ...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota...Wisconsin.. Minnesota River at Montevideo affecting Chippewa...Lac qui Parle and Yellow Medicine Counties Minnesota River At Morton affecting Renville County Minnesota River At New Ulm affecting Brown and Nicollet Counties Minnesota River near Jordan affecting Carver and Scott Counties Minnesota River at Savage affecting Dakota...Hennepin and Scott Counties Mississippi River at St. Paul affecting Dakota...Ramsey and Washington Counties Mississippi River near Hastings L/D 2 affecting Dakota... Washington and Pierce Counties St Croix River at Stillwater affecting Washington and St. Croix Counties .Overview...River levels continue to fall, with smaller rivers falling quickly below flood levels as mainstem rivers remain with higher levels. Additional rainfall coming this weekend could once again aggravate river levels. ...Flood Warning now expected to end Thursday May 02...The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Red Wing .

* until Thursday May 02.

* At 8:15 PM Thursday the stage was 14.4 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.

* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 14.9 feet by Saturday morning. The river will fall below flood stage Wednesday morning.

* Impact...At 15.0 feet...The city of Frontenac and Bay City begin flooding.

* Impact...At 14.3 feet...Lock and dam 3 may end operations.

* Impact...At 14.0 feet...Low lying areas and some roads along the river begin to experience flooding. &&

Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Turn Around...Don`t Drown. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your local radio or TV station for the latest information concerning this flood event.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Pierce

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)

...The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers in Minnesota... Cottonwood River at New Ulm affecting Brown County ...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota...Wisconsin... Minnesota River at Granite Falls HWY 212 affecting Chippewa... Renville and Yellow Medicine Counties Minnesota River at Henderson MN19 affecting Le Sueur...Scott and Sibley Counties South Fork Crow River below Mayer affecting Carver County Crow River at Rockford affecting Hennepin and Wright Counties Mississippi River at Red Wing L/D 3 affecting Goodhue and Pierce Counties Mississippi River at Red Wing affecting Goodhue and Pierce Counties Redwood River near Redwood Falls affecting Redwood County ...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota...Wisconsin.. Minnesota River at Montevideo affecting Chippewa...Lac qui Parle and Yellow Medicine Counties Minnesota River At Morton affecting Renville County Minnesota River At New Ulm affecting Brown and Nicollet Counties Minnesota River near Jordan affecting Carver and Scott Counties Minnesota River at Savage affecting Dakota...Hennepin and Scott Counties Mississippi River at St. Paul affecting Dakota...Ramsey and Washington Counties Mississippi River near Hastings L/D 2 affecting Dakota... Washington and Pierce Counties St Croix River at Stillwater affecting Washington and St. Croix Counties .Overview...River levels continue to fall, with smaller rivers falling quickly below flood levels as mainstem rivers remain with higher levels. Additional rainfall coming this weekend could once again aggravate river levels. ...Flood Warning now expected to end Friday May 03...The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Red Wing L/D 3.

* until Friday May 03.

* At 7:15 PM Thursday the stage was 681.4 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Flood stage is 680.5 feet.

* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 681.7 feet by early Saturday morning. The river will fall below flood stage Wednesday afternoon. &&

Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Turn Around...Don`t Drown. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your local radio or TV station for the latest information concerning this flood event.


Flood Advisory

Areas Affected: Sawyer

NWS Duluth (Northeast Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin)

The National Weather Service in Duluth MN has issued a

* Flood Advisory for... Rain and Snowmelt in... Central Sawyer County in northwestern Wisconsin...

* Until 730 PM CDT Friday.

* At 735 AM CDT, emergency management reported that recent heavy rain and snowmelt through out the Chippewa Flowage and Chippewa River continues causing minor flooding.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Low lying areas along the Chippewa River, areas along Dam Road near Bishops Bridge, Ojibwa, Radisson, Exeland, and Blaisdell Lake.

Please follow instructions provided by local law enforcement and emergency management officials regarding road closures, traffic flow changes and detours. Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you can do so safely.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: St. Croix

NWS Minneapolis (Southern Minnesota)

...The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers in Minnesota... Cottonwood River at New Ulm affecting Brown County ...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota...Wisconsin... Minnesota River at Granite Falls HWY 212 affecting Chippewa... Renville and Yellow Medicine Counties Minnesota River at Henderson MN19 affecting Le Sueur...Scott and Sibley Counties South Fork Crow River below Mayer affecting Carver County Crow River at Rockford affecting Hennepin and Wright Counties Mississippi River at Red Wing L/D 3 affecting Goodhue and Pierce Counties Mississippi River at Red Wing affecting Goodhue and Pierce Counties Redwood River near Redwood Falls affecting Redwood County ...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Minnesota...Wisconsin.. Minnesota River at Montevideo affecting Chippewa...Lac qui Parle and Yellow Medicine Counties Minnesota River At Morton affecting Renville County Minnesota River At New Ulm affecting Brown and Nicollet Counties Minnesota River near Jordan affecting Carver and Scott Counties Minnesota River at Savage affecting Dakota...Hennepin and Scott Counties Mississippi River at St. Paul affecting Dakota...Ramsey and Washington Counties Mississippi River near Hastings L/D 2 affecting Dakota... Washington and Pierce Counties St Croix River at Stillwater affecting Washington and St. Croix Counties .Overview...River levels continue to fall, with smaller rivers falling quickly below flood levels as mainstem rivers remain with higher levels. Additional rainfall coming this weekend could once again aggravate river levels. The Flood Warning continues for The St Croix River at Stillwater.

* until Monday morning.

* At 7:15 PM Thursday the stage was 87.2 feet.

* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.

* Flood stage is 87.0 feet.

* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 87.3 feet by tomorrow morning. The river will fall below flood stage Sunday early afternoon.

* Impact...At 86.8 feet...Buckeye Street Garage in Hudson impacted.

* Impact...At 86.0 feet...Due to safety issues...the Stillwater lift bridge will be closed near this stage.

* Impact...At 85.8 feet...First Street between Buckeye and Commercial Streets floods

* Impact...At 85.0 feet...Several residences along the river may experience flooding in their basements. Front Street in Hudson WI closes.

* Impact...At 84.0 feet...Second tier at Lakefront Park in Hudson floods.

* Impact...At 83.0 feet...Minnesota and Wisconsin DNRs invoke a no wake zone on the river.

* Impact...At 80.0 feet...Seawall at Lakefront Park in Hudson floods.

* Impact...At 77.0 feet...The Stillwater Riverwalk becomes inundated. &&

Do not drive cars through flooded areas. Turn Around...Don`t Drown. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your local radio or TV station for the latest information concerning this flood event.


Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Winona

NWS LaCrosse (Southwestern Wisconsin, Southeastern Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa)

River forecasts take into account both observed and forecast precipitation. The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Winona.

* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.

* At 9:45 AM Thursday the stage was 16.5 feet.

* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.

* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.

* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 16.2 feet by Friday morning.

* Impact...At 16.6 feet...Lock and Dam 6 goes out of operation. &&

Do not drive cars into flooded areas. Remember, it only takes two feet of water to float most automobiles, including sport utility vehicles. Turn Around, Don`t Drown! Additional river and weather information is available at... http://www.weather.gov/lacrosse .



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Updated: 04/12/2019 - The worst of the snow and heavy precipitation is now behind us, but we will continue to still feel some impacts from this storm through Friday.