River Ice Statement
Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1011 AM CST TUE MAR 21 2017

...MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ILLINOIS RIVER ICE STATEMENT...

                ICE COVER CONDITIONS AS OF 3/21/2017
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MISSISSIPPI RIVER

NO ICE WAS REPORTED ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER YESTERDAY.  ICE REPORTS
WERE NOT AVAILABLE TODAY.  WATER TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 30S AND
40S.

ILLINOIS RIVER SYSTEM (CHICAGO/ILLINOIS R)

NO ICE WAS REPORTED YESTERDAY ON THE ILLINOIS OR ITS TRIBUTARIES.

WATER TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 40S.

DATA SOURCE: US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS LOCK STATUS REPORT AT
 HTTP://CORPSLOCKS.USACE.ARMY.MIL/LPWB/F?P=121:4:0:::::
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ICE FACTORS AS OF 3/21/2017:

OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS:

AIR TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH AT
LEAST EARLY APRIL.

IN THE NORTH...TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE FREEZING THROUGH NEXT
WEEK EXCEPT FOR LOWS TONIGHT IN THE TEENS, AND TOMORROW NIGHT IN
THE 20S AND LOW 30S  LOWS WILL BE MOSTLY IN THE 30S AFTER THAT.

IN THE SOUTH...TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE FREEZING THROUGH NEXT
WEEK EXCEPT FOR LOWS TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT IN THE 20S AND
30S.  LOWS WILL BE MOSTLY IN THE 40S AFTER THAT.

IN OUR REGION...LOW TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING WERE 24 DEGREES AT
ST CLOUD, 30 DEGREES IN THE TWIN CITIES, 35 DEGREES IN THE QUAD
CITIES, 37 DEGREES AT PEORIA, AND 48 DEGREES AT ST LOUIS.

BASED ON THESE FACTORS...NO ICE FORMATION IS EXPECTED FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE SEASON.  ANY REMAINING ICE WILL CONTINUE TO
DECAY AND BREAK UP.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL RIVER ICE STATEMENT FOR THE SEASON. WE
WILL RESUME SENDING THIS PRODUCT IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER.

...BSITES...

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