Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 241541
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
941 AM CST TUE NOV 24 2015
In the last 24 hours...light scattered snow showers were observed
in parts of the northern NCRFC area...and lake effect snows were
also observed in Michigan. Water equivalents were generally less
than a tenth of an inch.
In the next 24 hours...a quiet weather day is expected across the
region...with temperatures above freezing across all of the area
A strong system is on tap to impact much of the region starting on
Wednesday night and continuing in to the Thanksgiving weekend...
with heavy rain and snow possible across much of the NCRFC area.
Using 48 hours of forecast precipitation... no flooding is occurring
or forecast over the NCRFC area. Flooding is possible later
in the week as a Holiday system may bring rain to areas that have
recently received snow.
The Mississippi River at St.Louis has been above ten feet since
the 18th... and is expected to stay above ten feet for at least
the next two weeks. Current flows at St.Louis are running over
two times higher than what is typical for this time of year.
The Mississippi River headwaters region... tributaries in Iowa...
Missouri... Wisconsin... and Illinois... are running high for
late November. The United States Geological Survey shows
flows above the 90th percentile for most of the gaging locations
in these states. For more information on specific locations see:
The United States Drought Monitor still shows some small areas
of abnormally dry to moderate drought in North Dakota...
northwestern Minnesota... Michigan... Iowa... Illinois and
Missouri. For more information on specific locations see:
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: LNE...ALH...LLD
If no response from this list... call the DOH...SCH or HIC.