Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 291637
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1136 AM CDT Sun May 29 2016
During the last 24 hours a surface low pressure system lifted
northeast from near Sioux City Iowa to near Thunder Bay Ontario
this morning. Showers and a few thunderstorms associated with this
system brought widespread rain to the NCRFC forecast area. Only
portions of central North Dakota...northeast Missouri...southern
Illinois and lower Michigan remained dry. the heaviest widespread
rain fell over southern Minnesota...northwest Wisconsin and
western upper Michigan where amounts between half and one and a
half inches of rain were reported. The highest reports were in
north-central Wisconsin where Minocqua measured 2.38 inches and
Arbor Vitae reported 2.12 inches. Otherwise most reports were
under a quarter inch except in isolated thunderstorms.
Precipitation during the next 24 hours will be more widely
scattered and lighter. A quarter inch or less is forecast for
much of Wisconsin...northeast Minnesota...upper Michigan...
eastern lower Michigan...and the western half of Iowa.
Rain over the weekend has pushed many of the river to bankfull
stages and a few locations are seing minor flooding.
The Mississippi has remained elevated for some time and the
currenct active rain pattern will likely push Alton Illinois
to Flood Issuance Stage and Chester Illinois past flood stage.
Other minor flooding is scattered all over the NCRFC area from
Minnesota to Iowa and Missouri to Michigan.
As active weather is likely for the next week at least for
the northern NCRFC area additional flood forecasts should be
expected and continued elevated main stem rivers for the
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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