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
1100 AM CST SUN JAN 25 2015

...PRECIPITATION...

SINCE YESTERDAY MORNING PRECIPITATION WAS MAINLY IN THE FORM OF
SNOW ACROSS NORTH DAKOTA TO THE ARROWHEAD REGION OF MINNESOTA AND
ACROSS TO UPPER AND NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN.  WATER CONTENT OF
THE SNOWFALL AVERAGED A FEW HUNDREDS OF AN INCH FOR THESE AREAS
IN MICHIGAN AND MINNESOTA... WHILE NORTH DAKOTA TOTALS WERE ONE
TO THREE TENTHS OF AN INCH.

FOR THE SOUTH HALF OF MINNESOTA ACROSS IOWA TO MISSOURI AND
ILLINOIS PRECIPITATION WAS MORE A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW AND
BECOMING ALL RAIN TOWARD THE SOUTHERN END OF THIS SYSTEM.
PRECIPITATION AVERAGED AROUND A TENTH INCH OR LESS FOR MOST
AREAS BUT A FEW LOCATIONS MAILY IN IOWA REPORTED AROUND A QUARTER
INCH DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS.

IN THE FORECAST...THIS SYSTEM WILL SHIFT TO OUR SOUTH AND EAST...
PRODUCING A TENTH TO QUARTER INCH OF RAIN IN THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF
IOWA TO THE EAST HALF OF MISSOURI AND ACROSS ILLINOIS AND INDIANA.

MOSTLY LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE UP NORTH ACROSS NORTH HALF OF
MINNESOTA NTO NORTHWEST WISCONSIN AND WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN...
WITH PRECIPITATION TOTALS AROUND A TENTH INCH OR LESS.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

ICE AND ICE JAMS CONTINUE TO CAUSE A FEW PROBLEMS ACROSS THE
REGION AS TEMPERATURES FLUCTUATE ABOVE AND BELOW THE FREEZING
LEVEL. SOME AREAS IN WISCONSIN...MICHIGAN AND ILLINOIS ARE SEEING
BANKFULL RISES DUE TO ICE...BUT NO FLOODING HAS BEEN OBSERVED.

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: ALH JCH SDB RHR

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


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...RHR/WES...





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