Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 231855
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
154 PM CDT Mon May 23 2016
Scattered thunderstorms developed yesterday late afternoon over
the Dakotas and spread into northwest Minnesota to northern Iowa
overnight. With the stronger storms mainly in eastern North
Dakota into northern Minnesota rainfall amounts were 1 to 3
inches. By early morning scattered showers were spreading over
the western half of Minnesota... where most rainfall totals were
around a quarter inch or less with a few amounts around a half
In the forecast... this area of rain will drift eastward with the
front... across Minnesota and Iowa to Wisconsin and Upper
Michigan. Scattered thunderstorm will produce average rainfall
amounts around a half to one inch mainly across northeast
Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin down across Iowa to northern
No significant flooding is occurring and none is expected in
the next 5 days.
The United States Drought Monitor shows abnormally dry areas
over isolated areas in western Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.
Please see http://www.droughtmonitor.unl.edu for more information.
The United States Geological Survey shows above normal streamflows
in parts of southern Minnesota...western Iowa...northern
Illinois...southern Missouri and southern Illinois. Below normal
streamflows are shown in parts of the Dakotas...northern Minnesota
...northern Wisconsin...and the UP of Michigan. Please see
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/new for more information.
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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