Weather Alerts for Otoe Co.

Issued by the National Weather Service

       River Flood Warning      

River Flood Warning  RIVER FLOOD WARNING   River Flood Warning

Areas Affected:
Effective: Wed, 9/18 9:01pm Updated: Thu, 9/19 1:30am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 9/19 12:01pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

...The Flood Warning continues for...
Missouri River Near Blair affecting Harrison...Pottawattamie and
Washington Counties.
...The Flood Warning continues for...
Missouri River At Decatur affecting Monona...Burt and Thurston
Missouri River At Omaha affecting Pottawattamie...Douglas and Sarpy
Missouri River at Plattsmouth affecting Mills and Cass Counties.
Missouri River At Nebraska City affecting Fremont and Otoe
Missouri River At Brownville affecting Atchison and Nemaha
Missouri River At Rulo affecting Holt and Richardson Counties.
The Flood Warning continues for
The Missouri River At Nebraska City.
* At  8:45 PM Wednesday the stage was 21.4 feet...or 3.4 feet above
flood stage.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 22.1 feet by
Friday evening then begin falling.

Do not drive cars through areas where water covers the road. The
water depth may be too great to allow your vehicle to pass safely.
Turn around...don`t drown!
Additional information is available at:

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch

Areas Affected:
Burt - Cass - Douglas - Otoe - Sarpy - Washington
Effective: Wed, 9/18 10:27pm Updated: Thu, 9/19 1:30am Urgency: Future
Expires: Thu, 9/19 2:00am Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

...Locally Heavy Rain and Flood Potential Into Thursday...
.A nearly stationary surface boundary will provide a focus for
storms tonight into Thursday. Storms are expected to increase in
coverage overnight along the boundary and will continue to move
from parts of eastern Nebraska into western Iowa into Thursday
morning. Abundant moisture will be available with the storms
along with the potential for storms repeatedly moving of the same
area. Due to the ongoing flooding and potential for locally heavy
rain with the front, a flood watch is in effect to raise
awareness that if heavy rains develop, additional flooding and
flash flooding may occur.
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of Iowa and Nebraska, including the following areas,
in Iowa, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery,
Pottawattamie, and Shelby. In Nebraska, Burt, Cass, Douglas,
Otoe, Sarpy, and Washington.
* Through Thursday afternoon
* Thunderstorms capable of producing locally heavy rainfall and
repeated development of storms over the same area could lead
to locally heavy rains. Some 1 to 2 inch rainfall rates per
hour are possible.
* Some rivers are already in flood and additional rainfall would
exacerbate ongoing flooding. In addition, locally heavy rains
could lead to rapid rises of small streams, flooding of low
lying areas and poor drainage areas and flash flooding.

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.