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
1225 PM CDT SUN AUG 31 2014

...PRECIPITATION...

OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS...MOST OF THE NCRFC AREA RECEIVED RAIN
EXCEPT FOR IOWA. AMOUNTS WERE GENERALLY LIGHT...HOWEVER...
PARTS OF IROQUOIS AND FORD COUNTIES IN FAR EASTERN ILLINOIS
RECEIVED SOME 3 TO 4 INCH RAINS OVERNIGHT.

FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT...A STRENGTHENING COLD FRONT IS FORECAST
TO MOVE FROM THE DAKOTAS INTO IOWA AND MINNESOTA...PRODUCING
STORMS THAT MAY DROP A COUPLE INCHES OF RAIN FROM THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF IOWA ON UP INTO SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
...PLUS WEST-CENTRAL WISCONSIN AND OTHER NEARBY AREAS. ISOLATED
HEAVIER AMOUNTS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE IN AND AROUND THIS REGION
DUE TO THE CONVECTIVE NATURE OF THIS STORM SYSTEM.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG COLD FRONT MOVING
ACROSS THE REGION SUNDAY INTO MONDAY COULD PRODUCE FLOODING IN
SMALLER WATERSHEDS AND URBAN AREAS...ESPECIALLY IN PLACES THAT
HAVE SEEN PRECIPITATION OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS.

ADDITIONALLY...SIGNIFICANT RIVER FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IF HIGHER
PRECIPITATION TOTALS ARE SEEN ACROSS A WIDER AREA...ESPECIALLY
IN CENTRAL IOWA...WHERE RECENT MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF HEAVY
RAINFALL HAVE SATURATED THE GROUND AND WHERE RIVERS ARE RUNNING
HIGH.

PEOPLE WHO ARE ENGAGING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THIS
HOLIDAY WEEKEND SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS.

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:  JMP  SAS  LLD  RJW

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


$$

...DAM/LLD...





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