Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 231824
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1223 PM CST Mon Jan 23 2017
During the past 24 hours scattered light rain fell over eastern
Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Amounts were
generally less than 0.1" with a few reports over a third of an
inch in the Arrowhead of Minnesota.
During the next 24 hours up to 3/4" of precipitation are expected
across a band from Sioux Falls, SD to Milwaukee, WI and extending
north to Minneapolis, MN and south to Des Moines, IA. The
precipitation should start out as rain and turn over to snow.
Higher than normal temperatures are expected across the North
Central U.S. through mid-week when temperatures will begin to fall
below freezing over much of the NCRFC service area for awhile.
Rainfall from a week ago combined with snow melt has brought
most of the NCRFC rivers from already seasonal high levels
to bankfull or flood stage levels. Much of the more
significant ice jam flooding has now stabilzed and fallen to
minor flooding. The more northern areas of Minnesota, Michigan
Wisconsin and all of North Dakota have avoided much of the
runoff and flooding.
Another system mentioned above could provide some additional
rainfall to Iowa and Illinois where the worst of the recent
flooding occurred. However colder temperatures soon after
could limit some of the runoff.
The Mississippi River is observing a significant wave of water
which has currently peaked at L & D 24 and 25 and should peak
at St. Louis in the next 24 hours.
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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