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
1045 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

...PRECIPITATION...
LIGHT SNOW FELL YESTERDAY ACROSS THE NORTHERN AREAS OF NORTH
DAKOTA EASTWARD TO MICHIGAN OVER THE LAST DAY.  AMOUNTS WERE
GENERALLY ONE OR TWO TENTHS.

WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE CHANGING DRAMATICALLY OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS OVER MUCH OF THE CENTRAL NCRFC REGION.  A LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL BE MOVING INTO KANSAS AND INTO MISSOURI BY TOMORROW.
THIS WILL BRING SOME RAIN TO START IN NORTHERN MISSOURI AND IOWA
BEFORE THE PRECIPITATION TRANSITIONS OVER TO SNOW WHICH COULD BE
HEAVY AT TIMES OVER NIGHT.  MUCH OF IOWA...SOUTHERN
WISCONSIN...CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS...AND NORTHERN INDIANA
ARE EXPECTED TO SEE 6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.  WATER EQUIVALENTS ARE
RANGING FROM 0.5 INCH TO OVER AN INCH IN THOSE AREAS.


...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

ALL ICE JAMS IN THE AREA HAVE STABILIZED WITH WATER LEVELS
BELOW FLOOD STAGE.  MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL BE RETURNING
TO THE REGION OVER THE NEXT WEEK.  MANY RIVERS HAVE SEEN INCREASED
FLOW DUE TO THE RECENT THAW.  THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR NEW ICE JAMS
TO FORM.

NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED 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


EMERGENCY CALL BACK LIST: SAS...JCH...DCG


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...DCG/JCH...





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