Hydrometeorological Discussion
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1051 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

...PRECIPITATION...
SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW FELL OVER THE LAKE EFFECT FAVORED AREAS OF
UPPER MICHIGAN AND NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN...AND OVER CENTRAL
IOWA.  MOST NEW SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WERE A HALF INCH OR LESS WITH
LIQUID TOTALS LESS THAN FIVE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH. MORE
WIDESPREAD SNOW FELL OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF OF MISSOURI AND
THE SOUTHERN QUARTER OF ILLINOIS. THE HIGHEST TOTALS IN THE NCRFC
AREA WERE CARBONDALE IL WITH 5.5 INCHES OF NEW SNOW AND 0.55 INCH
OF LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION.  AMOUNTS QUICKLY TAPERED OFF
TO LESS THAN A TENTH JUST NORTH OF THIS AREA.  HEAVIER AMOUNTS
FELL JUST SOUTH OF THE NCRFC FORECAST AREA.

NO PRECIPITATION IS FORECAST IN THE NCRFC FORECAST AREA DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.

IT WAS ANOTHER FRIGID MORNING ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST...WITH
BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURES ALONG AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 80.  MORNING
LOWS IN MINNESOTA RANGED FROM AROUND 10 BELOW ACROSS THE SOUTH TO
40 BELOW ZERO AT COTTON MN IN NORTHEAST MINNESOTA.  TEMPERATURES
WILL QUICKLY WARM WEST TO EAST WITH HIGHS FRIDAY AROUND 40 IN
NORTH DAKOTA...AND NEAR OR ABOVE FREEZING FOR THE ENTIRE NCRFC
FORECAST AREA BY SATURDAY.  TEMPERATURES SHOULD REMAIN AROUND
NORMAL NEXT WEEK.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WAS OCCURRING OR IS EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST
THE NEXT 7 DAYS IN THE NCRFC AREA.  FORECAST TEMPERATURES OVER THE
NEXT MONTH CONTINUE TO BE FAVORABLE FOR ICE JAM DEVELOPMENT.  ICE
JAMS CAN FORM WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING AND CAN CAUSE RIVER LEVELS
TO RAPIDLY RISE.  IN THE EVENT THAT YOU OBSERVE FLOODING AS A
RESULT OF AN ICE JAM...PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST
OFFICE SO THE PUBLIC CAN BE WARNED.

NCRFC`S SPRING HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK WILL BE UPDATED THIS AFTERNOON.
THE LATEST OUTLOOK CAN BE VIEWED AT:
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/NCRFC/?N=SPROUTLOOKCURRENT

CURRENTLY CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR A QUIET SPRING IN
REGARDS TO WINTER SNOWMELT FLOODING.  PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN BELOW
AVERAGE FOR MUCH OF NCRFC`S AREA THE PAST 90 DAYS.  MUCH OF THE
AREA ONLY RECEIVED 25-75 PERCENT OF THE MEAN PRECIPITATION IN THE
PAST 30 DAYS.

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: RJW... DCG... SAS

IF NO RESPONSE FROM THIS LIST... CALL THE DOH...SCH OR HIC.

$$

...LNE/JDT...




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