At 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Zogg said the National Weather Service just bumped up its crest prediction for the Cedar River at Cedar Rapids from 21.2 feet to 22 feet. The record crest in Cedar Rapids is 20 feet. The significant flood of 1993 only sent the river to 19.27 feet.
"We don't know exactly what will happen when water gets that high," he said. "We don't know for sure, and nobody knows for sure."
The Cedar River at Cedar Rapids was above 31 feet this morning which is 10 feet higher than preceding NWS forecasts. It's true, "they" (NWS) didn't know - so why do these meteorologists and hydrologists at NWS and their managers still have government jobs?