Hydrometeorological Discussion
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1011 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

...PRECIPITATION...

THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED HEAVY RAINFALL LAST NIGHT ACROSS SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.  THE HEAVIEST RAINFALL TOTALS
WERE JUST SOUTH OF THE NCRFC REGION... BUT WE DID GET 1.0 TO 1.5
INCHES OF RAIN OVER OUR RIVER BASINS IN EAST CENTRAL TO SOUTHERN
ILLINOIS.

OTHERWISE PRECIPITATION AVERAGED AROUND A QUARTER TO HALF INCH
ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF MISSOURI AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS...
AND ACROSS LOWER MICHIGAN.  ACROSS NORTHERN AREAS PRECIPITATION
WAS MAINLY SNOW... WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES ACROSS UPPER MICHIGAN.
WATER CONTENT OF THE SNOWFALL WAS A QUARTER TO HALF INCH ACROSS
NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN TO UPPER MICHIGAN... AND A TENTH TO
QUARTER INCH ACROSS NORTHERN WISCONSIN AND NORTHERN MINNESOTA TO
NORTH DAKOTA AND NORTH OF THE CANADIAN BORDER.

IN THE FORECAST... THE STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT TO OUR
SOUTH AND EAST TODAY... WITH SOME MOSTLY LIGHT SNOW LINGERING
ACROSS UPPER AND NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN.  PRECIPITATION TOTALS
WILL AVERAGE AROUND A TENTH INCH OR LESS.  LIGHT SNOW IS ALSO
EXPECTED IN NORTH DAKOTA WITH LESS THAN A TENTH INCH OF WATER
CONTENT.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

THE RAINFALL OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS DID NOT CAUSE ANY NEW
FLOODING IN THE NCRFC AREA.

THE KASKASKIA RIVER AT CARLYLE LAKE... ILLINOIS... IS CURRENTLY
ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AND IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

THE SOURIS RIVER AT FOXHOLM... NORTH DAKOTA... IS ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE AND IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE FOR AT LEAST
THE NEXT WEEK.

THE UNITED STATES DROUGHT MONITOR SHOWS ABNORMALLY DRY CONDITIONS
OVER THE DAKOTAS... MINNESOTA... AND WISCONSIN... CREEPING INTO
NORTHERN IOWA.  A LARGE AREA STARTING IN THE EASTERN DAKOTAS AND
SPREADING ACROSS MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN IS CATEGORIZED
AS A MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITION.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE
DROUGHT MONITOR PLEASE SEE HTTP://DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU

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

EMERGENCY CALL BACK LIST:  LLD RJW WES MMZ

IF NO RESPONSE FROM THIS LIST... CALL THE DOH...SCH OR HIC.


$$

...RHR/ALH...





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