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
1111 AM CST WED DEC 17 2014

...PRECIPITATION...
PRECIPITATION FELL FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER EASTWARD DURING THE
PAST 24 HOURS. ACROSS THE NORTH THE RAIN CHANGED TO SNOW. WATER
EQUIVALENTS RANGED FROM A FEW HUNDREDTHS IN ILLINOIS TO AROUND A
HALF TO AN INCH IN THE UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN.

PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER ACROSS WISCONSIN AND MICHIGAN TODAY AS
ANOTHER SYSTEM MOVES EAST INTO MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS. A WINTRY
MIX IS FORECAST ACROSS MISSOURI...PARTS OF IOWA AND ILLINOIS.
WATER EQUIVALENTS BETWEEN A TENTH AND QUARTER INCH ARE FORECAST
TODAY INTO THURSDAY. PRECIPITATION WILL DIMINISH FRIDAY AND ONLY A
FEW HUNDREDTHS ARE EXPECTED IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS. DRY WEATHER
WILL BE SEEN REGION WIDE FOR THE WEEKEND.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW FREEZING ACROSS THE NORTH UNTIL
LATER THIS WEEK. OVER THE WEEKEND HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 30S
WILL SPREAD NORTH TO MINNESOTA AND CONTINUE TO MIDWEEK NEXT WEEK
BEFORE THE NEXT COOL DOWN ARRIVES. HIGHS IN THE SINGLE
DIGITS...ABOVE AND BELOW ZERO...COULD RETURN AFTER CHRISTMAS.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...
NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS OCCURRING IN THE NCRFC FORECAST AREA
AND NONE IS FORECAST.  MODERATE IN-BANK RISES ARE OCCURRING AND
ARE FORECAST FOR THE WISCONSIN RIVER AND NEARBY TRIBUTARIES IN
CENTRAL WISCONSIN...WITH MANY AREAS NEAR PEAK OR RECEDING WITH
THE ARRIVAL OF COLDER TEMPERATURES.  ICE IS CAUSING LOCAL
BACKWATER AND FLOODING ON THE WOLF RIVER IN EASTERN WISCONSIN.

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: BAC ... LLD ... RJW

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


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...RJW/LLD...





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