Hydrometeorological Discussion
Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center

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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1228 PM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...PRECIPITATION...

AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED FROM YESTERDAY MORNING ACROSS
EASTERN IOWA AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS TO NORTHERN INDIANA... AND THEN
ANOTHER ROUND DEVELOPED LAST NIGHT THROUGH THIS MORNIG ACROSS
WESTERN TO CENTRAL IOWA.  RAINFALL TOTALS IN THESE AREAS SINCE
YESTERDAY MORNING AVERAGED ONE TO TWO INCHES...WITH SCATTERED
AMOUNTS BETWEEN TWO AND FOUR INCHES MAINLY IN IOWA AND NORTHERN
ILLINOIS.

A SMALLER AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS IN NORTHERN WISCONSIN TO WESTERN
UPPER MICHIGAN PRODUCED ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN SINCE YESTERDAY
AFTERNOON.  SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA HAD
AVERAGE RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN A HALF AND ONE INCH.

IN THE FORECAST FOR TODAY...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE
ACROSS CENTRAL TO EASTERN IOWA... NORTHERN MISSOURI TO NORTHERN
ILLINOIS.  BEGINING THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT A LARGE AREA
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL SPREAD NORTH AND EASTWARD ACROSS
NORTH AND SOUTH DAKOTA TO THE WEST HALF OF MINNESOTA. AVERAGE
RAINFALL AMOUNTS SHOULD BE ONE TO TWO INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS FROM THE STRONGER THUNDESTORMS.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING ON SOME OF THE CHICAGO AREA STREAMS
DUE TO RECENT RAINFALL.

SOIL CONDITIONS ARE BECOMING WET NOW IN SOME LOCATIONS AFTER
ABOUT A 6 WEEK DRY PERIOD.  RUNOFF WILL INCREASE WITH EACH
RAIN EVENT THROUGH THIS WEEKEND WHICH MAY RESULT IN OTHER NEW
FLOODING. WE WILL MONITOR THIS SITUATION CLOSELY AND UPDATE
RIVER FORECASTS AS NEEDED.

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: JDT MMZ ALH RHR

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


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...RHR/ALH...





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