Hydrometeorological Discussion
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1152 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

...Precipitation...
Light snow fell across all but Illinois and Missouri during the
past 24 hours. Water equivalents were a few hundredths of an inch.

Snow is forecast to move across the far north today and spread
east on Sunday. Rain is forecast across the south and east...
mixing with snow across portions of Wisconsin and Michigan on
Sunday and will change to all snow Monday. During the week next
week this system will move eastward and late next week be limited
to areas around the Great Lakes.

Daily water equivalents of the snow should total a tenth of an
inch or less except for lake effect areas around the Great Lakes
where a quarter inch water equivalent is possible. Rainfall across
the south will generally only reach a few hundredths.

...Hydrologic Conditions...
There is no significant flooding occurring and none is forecast in
the next 5 days.

Minor flooding will continue on the Kaskaskia River downstream
of Carlyle Reservoir... where the lake is still elevated from
rainfall in late December.

Due to the rainfall over the southern half of the NCRFC area
earlier in the week... local rivers in Iowa... Missouri...
Illinois... Michigan... and Indiana... are active.

Minor flooding is possible on the Illinois River... at Havana...
and Beardstown Illinois... over the next few days.

Ice jams continue at several locations causing elevated stages.

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: DOH(MMD) ... LLD ... RJW

If no response from this list... call the DOH...SCH or HIC.


$$

...rjw/lld...





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