Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 151704
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1104 AM CST Sun Jan 15 2017
An Arctic high centered over the Upper Great Lakes will continue
to shift eastward. A low pressure system will develop over the
Southern Plains tonight and Monday and should be located near
Chicago on Tuesday morning.
In the past 24 hours...a wintry mix fell over southern Missouri
and Illinois with water equivalents of a few tenths to around
half an inch.
In the next 48 hous...a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and
snow is forecast for the southern two-thirds of the NCRFC service
area. Water equivalents will generally range from half an inch to
Air temperatures will warm a few degrees each day this week and
could stay above normal through the end of the month.
River levels remain elevated from ice jams on area rivers.
Moderate ice jam flooding continues along the Mississippi River
near Burlington, Iowa, and minor flooding is occuring
along the Rock River near Joslin, and the Kankakee River near
Recent rains over Lower Michigan are causing minor within-bank
rises at several locations... and forecast precipitation and
warm temperatures are expected to keep river levels elevated.
The forecast precipitation over the next couple
of days may cause rises on rivers in the southern portion of
the NCRFC area where warmer temperatures are expected.
For additional and more in-depth information concerning river
forecasts, precipitation and all hydrometeorological information
in the NCRFC area of responsibility, please refer to the NCRFC
web page at: http://www.weather.gov/ncrfc
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