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Weather in Iowa: Nighttime rain amounts for July 7 and 8
Weather in Iowa: Nighttime rain amounts for July 7 and 8

Most areas received less than 1 inch of rainfall, but parts of Wright County experienced persistent thunderstorms that increased rainfall amounts.

WRIGHT COUNTY, Iowa – Thunderstorms moved across much of central and northern Iowa Sunday evening into the early hours of Monday morning.

Most areas received less than 1 inch of rainfall, but parts of Wright County experienced persistent thunderstorms that brought rainfall amounts to 3 to 6 inches.

The heavy rain over a short period of time caused flash flooding throughout Wright County. Although water levels are no longer rising as quickly, there are still flood areas, flooded basements, and closed local roads.

Please exercise caution when travelling in this area on Monday. A flood warning is in effect until Monday afternoon.

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Most of the water over Wright County will drain into the Des Moines River north of Stratford. River levels will rise slightly over the next few days, but should not cause the Des Moines River to overflow its banks.

Although this rainfall was heavy, it was isolated and is not expected to be heavy enough to cause concern that the Saylorville Reservoir downstream would be filled.

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Here are the latest rainfall totals from Sunday afternoon to Monday morning:

  • Cornelia Lake: 5.5″
  • Eagle Grove: 5.2 inches
  • Clarion: 3.06 inches
  • Harlan: 1.18 inches
  • Fort Dodge: 1.18 inches
  • Hampton: 0.94 inches
  • Ames: 0.85″
  • Marshalltown: 0.85 inches
  • Ottumwa: 0.70″
  • Norwalk: 0.68 inches
  • Boone: 0.63 inches
  • Carroll: 0.62 inches
  • Des Moines International Airport: 0.61 inches
  • Ankeny: 0.41 inches
  • Oskaloosa: 0.41 inches
  • Iowa Falls: 0.34 inches
  • Pella: 0.3 inches
  • Audubon: 0.28 inches
  • Perry: 0.23 inches
  • Newton: 0.22 inches
  • Knoxville: 0.22 inches
  • Cherokee: 0.21 inches
  • Lamoni: 0.21 inches
  • Centerville: 0.2 inches
  • Algona: 0.11 inches
  • Storm Sea: 0.08 inches
  • Denison: 0.03 inches
  • Atlantic: 0.02″

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By Liam