Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 121736
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1135 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016
A fast moving upper level disturbance in northwest flow aloft
brought light snow from western Saskatchewan through western North
Dakota and much of South Dakota into the southwest half of Iowa...
much of Missouri and the southern half of Illinois. Another
narrow band of snow developed from around St Cloud MN through the
Twin Cities MN southeastward through La Crosse WI. Snow also fell
in the lake effect favored areas of the north shore of upper
Michigan...and along the Lake Michigan shore lines of lower
Michigan. Most liquid totals were less than two tenths of an
Lake effect snow is expected to continue for Michigan into
Saturday morning but should taper off by Sunday morning. The next
system to affect the NCRFC area will bring snow Saturday into
Sunday morning to the Dakotas...all but the arrowhead of
Minnesota...Iowa and western Illinois. Between a quarter and
half inch of liquid precipitation is forecast for the eastern
Dakotas and west central Minnesota... with lesser amounts
There is no significant flooding occurring and none is forecast in
the next 5 days.
Ice jams continue to cause elevated stages at several locations.
With temperatures expected to remain below normal through the
weekend...additional locations may see impacts due to ice jam
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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