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Four lessons from 'bomb cyclone' flooding in the Great Plains

Monday, March 18, 2019
The "bomb cyclone" dominated headlines last week, but the flooding it caused in the U.S. Great Plains did not initially.
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National Weather Service says spring flooding chances are 'above normal' in many parts of Iowa

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Portions of Iowa have a 95 percent chance of major flooding this spring, according to a grim report from the National Weather Service.
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Experts monitoring flood risk as spring melt approaches

Thursday, February 21, 2019
After a brutal stretch of winter weather, most Iowans are dreaming of the warmth that come come from the Spring months. But there is a downside to our eventual warm up. After one of the snowiest periods in Iowa history, forecasters warn of a higher risk of spring flooding as a result of the eventual snow melt.
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Iowa Flood Center says heavy snowfall may increase risk of spring flooding

Monday, February 18, 2019
Cedar Rapids is nearing 2008 levels for snowfall, which has a lot of people worried about spring flooding. It's about a foot less than this time in 2008, but is still one of the highest on record.