Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 241557
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1056 AM CDT Sat Sep 24 2016
Heavy rain fell across North Dakota where up to two inches were
reported at 7 AM Saturday. Rain also fell across Minnesota...Iowa
...Wisconsin...northern Illinois and portions of Michigan.
Minnesota reports were generally a half to three quarters of an
inch while Iowa received a quarter to half inch. Michigan...
Illinois and Wisconsin saw a tenth to quarter inch.
Heavy rain is possible across western Iowa and southern Minnesota
where an inch to inch and a half of rain is forecast to fall by
Sunday morning. The Souris River basin in northwestern North
Dakota could also see over an inch of rain.
The heavier rain will move into the Great Lakes region Sunday and
Monday. Up to an inch could fall across the eastern upper
peninsula and northern lower Michigan. Lighter rain is expected
to the south and west.
Tuesday rain is forecast to diminish and by Wednesday little to no
rain is expected region wide.
Additional rainfall on saturated ground is continuing to cause
significant flooding across a good portion of the NCRFC region.
Areas not affected by the heavy rain but downstream of it will
also see some significant flooding especially rivers across
Major flooding continues along much of the upper Cedar River from
southern Minnesota through Cedar Falls Iowa. Major flooding is
imminent for communities downstream on the Cedar River all the way
to the Mississippi River confluence.
The Cedar River crest has reached Janesville, Iowa this morning.
Cedar Falls/Waterloo area are expected to crest this afternoon or
Moderate to Major flooding is occurring on the Turkey River. The
river has crested to Garber.
The Maquoketa River crested above major levels yesterday and
should fall below flood stage today.
The Wapsipinicon River at Independence is forecast to crest above
major flood levels in the next day or so. Routed flows will cause
Anamosa and De Witt to exceed Major in several days.
The Kickapoo River has crested after reaching major flood levels
at most points. It is forecast to continue to fall.
The Eau Claire River near Fall Creek crested and should drop below
flood stage Sunday morning.
The Yellow River at Necedah is continues to rise and is forecast
to reach major flood Monday morning.
Flooding is expected for much of the Mississippi River downstream
of Dubuque. Moderate or higher flood levels are forecast from Dam
14 to Dam 25. The crest isn`t expected to reach Dam 25 until early
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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