Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 251538
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1038 AM CDT Wed May 25 2016
Showers and thunderstorms brought widespread rain to the NCRFC
region on Tuesday and into this morning. The stronger storms
dropped a half to around an inch of rain across portions of
Minnesota...Michigan...Iowa and Missouri.
The next five days look to be wet across the NCRFC area. Heavy
rain is expected over North Dakota and Minnesota today through
Thursday morning. A half to around an inch is forecast...although
heavier amounts can be expected in the stronger thunderstorms.
During the day Thursday the next weather system will move into
western Iowa and western Missouri. Up to an inch of rain will fall
by Friday morning.
Friday and into Memorial Day rain is expected to continue across
the region...but amounts are forecast to diminish some. Daily
rainfall totals should reach a quarter to half inch in the heavier
The United States Geological Survey shows above normal streamflows
in parts of southern Minnesota...western Iowa...northern
Illinois...southern Missouri and southern Illinois. Below normal
streamflows are shown in parts of the Dakotas...northern Minnesota
...northern Wisconsin...and the UP of Michigan. Please see
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/new for more information.
With the active weather pattern in place throughout the week and
in to the holiday weekend...portions of the area that see repeated
rounds of heavy rainfall and where river levels are already
running high may experience significant flood levels.
Any significant flooding is not expected to be
widespread. However...bankfull and flood stage rises are possible
across a larger portion of the NCRFC region.
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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