Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 242028
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
229 PM CST Tue Jan 24 2017
In the last 24 hours most of the rainfall for the NCRFC area was
reported in Lower Michigan with trace amounts to a half an inch
for much of the state. Scattered precipiation was also observed
for northern Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of
The next 24 hours another system moves into the central portion of
the NCRFC. This time we are expected mostly a snow storm with
heavy acculations of snow with possible light rain intially for
the central and southern Iowa. Along the border of Minnesota and
Iowa the highest centroid of snow accumulation is expected with 12
plus inches possible.
Rainfall from a week ago combined with snow melt has brought
most of the NCRFC rivers from already seasonal high levels
to bankfull or flood stage levels. Much of the more
significant ice jam flooding has now stabilzed and fallen to
minor flooding. The more northern areas of Minnesota, Michigan
Wisconsin and all of North Dakota have avoided much of the
runoff and flooding.
Another system mentioned above could provide some additional
light rainfall to Iowa and Illinois where the worst of the recent
flooding occurred. However colder temperatures soon after
should limit the runoff.
The Mississippi River is observing a significant wave of water
which has currently peaking at St. Louis.
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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