Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 221735
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1235 PM CDT Fri Jul 22 2016
Two to four inches of rain fell with the stronger thunderstorms
that moved across central and southern Wisconsin to eastern Iowa
and northern to central Illinois. Showers and thunderstoms ahead
of this area produced mainly around a half to one inch of rain
with scattered amounts around one to two inches across northeast
Missouri to northern Indiana and southwest lower Michigan. For
the rest of lower Michigan to the western half of upper Michigan
rain amounts averaged around a quarter to half inch.
In the forecast...the high pressure ridge and associated hot
temperatures across the upper midwest shifts eastward and showers
and thunderstorms will continue to develop today...mainly across
Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois through this evening and tomorrow
morning across North Dakota to southwest Minnesota and into Iowa.
Rainfall amounts will average around a half to one inch with
amounts up to two inches...with locally heavier storms mainly in
North and South Dakota.
Recent heavy rains have caused elevated flows on many rivers
across eastern North Dakota, Minnesota, western Wisconsin, Iowa,
Currently the only forecast points above flood stage are in
Minnesota on the Cottonwood River at New Ulm and the Mississippi
at Aitkin and Fort Ripley.
The remainder of the Mississippi River is at elevated levels due
to all the recent activity across the region. The river is at or
near action stage at many sites from Minnesota downstream
through Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.
With areas of heavy rainfall in the forecast over the next 3 days,
locations that are already experiencing high levels remain
vulnerable to additional flooding.
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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