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
1108 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...PRECIPITATION...
PRECIPITATION ENDED ACROSS THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE REGION TUESDAY
AS SNOW MOVED INTO THE WEST. BY 7 AM CDT THE DAKOTAS AND PORTIONS
OF MINNESOTA HAD RECEIVED UP TO ONE FIFTH OF AN INCH OF WATER
EQUIVALENT FROM SNOW.  PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ACROSS MICHIGAN WERE
GENERALLY ONLY A FEW HUNDREDTHS.

SNOW IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE INTO THURSDAY ACROSS THE NORTH. THE
HEAVIEST AMOUNTS...UP TO A FOOT...ARE EXPECTED TO FALL FROM
NORTHERN WISCONSIN INTO THE WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN.
WATER EQUIVALENTS OF THE SNOW WILL RANGE FROM A QUARTER INCH IN
WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA TO BETWEEN AN INCH AND AN INCH AND A
QUARTER IN THE WESTERN UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN.

DRY WEATHER SHOULD RETURN TO MOST OF THE REGION THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY AND CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY BEFORE THE NEXT WEATHER SYSTEM
ARRIVES ON SUNDAY AND CONTINUES INTO MONDAY. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS
SUNDAY AND MONDAY ARE FORECAST TO REACH A QUARTER INCH IOWA...
ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA...WISCONSIN AND MICHIGAN. SCATTERED
AMOUNT UP TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN
WISCONSIN.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

MODERATE FLOODING CONTINUES TO OCCUR IN THE NORTHERN PART OF
THE RED RIVER OF THE NORTH BASIN.

IN MICHIGAN MODERATE FLOODING CONTINUES ALSO.  THE LOCATIONS AT
MODERATE AND ABOVE ARE LEVELING OFF AT THIS TIME OR ARE ALREADY
GOING DOWN.  A NUMBER OF LOCATIONS DID EXCEED RECORD LEVELS.

A NUMBER OF RESERVOIRS IN MICHIGAN DID FILL ABOVE THEIR NORMAL
LEVELS.  THEREFORE IT WILL TAKE A NUMBER OF DAYS FOR THESE
RESERVOIRS TO RETURN TO LOWER LEVELS.  THIS WILL OF COURSE SLOW
DOWN THE RATE OF FALL FOR POINTS DOWNSTREAM OF THESE RESERVOIRS.

STAY TUNED TO YOUR LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE FOR FURTHER
DETAILS AND UPDATES.


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:

NCRFC WILL BE STAFFED UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. A HYDROLOGIST WILL
BE BACK IN AT 4 AM CDT THURSDAY. IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED OUTSIDE
THESE HOURS USE THE FOLLOWING CALL BACK LIST:  MMZ ... RJW

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


$$

...RJW/MMZ...





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