Hydrometeorological Discussion
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
930 AM CST WED FEB 10 2016

...Precipitation...
Snow fell across the majority of the region during the past 24
hours. The heaviest snow fell across Michigan where water
equivalents between a tenth and half inch were common. Four to six
inch snowfall reports were received from eastern lower Michigan
and the upper peninsula of Michigan.

Snow that developed across western North Dakota overnight moved
into western Minnesota...eastern South Dakota...western Iowa and
northwestern Missouri early this morning. Water equivalents were
generally a tenth of an inch or less with the higher amounts in
the Dakotas.

Light snow is forecast to continue across the far western portion
of the NCRFC region through Thursday morning. Water equivalents of
the snow are expected to remain below a tenth of an inch. Lake
effect snow around the Great Lakes will continue for the next
several days. Daily water equivalent totals will diminish from a
quarter to third of an inch today to a tenth to two tenths the
remainder of the week.

The next weather system is forecast to move in from the west on
Saturday and Sunday and bring another round of snow to the western
half of the region, Water equivalents will be in the tenth of an
inch range. The precipitation will move east and blanket most of
the region early next week. The heaviest precipitation is expected
across the far south in Missouri and Illinois where water
equivalents over a quarter inch are forecast.

Arctic cold temperatures will hang around into the weekend but
warm as we get into next week. Highs on Friday across northern
Minnesota will be hard pressed to reach above zero...but by Monday
could push towards the 30 degree mark.

Across the south highs will be below freezing today...warm to the
30s to around 40 Thursday and Friday but cool back to below 32 for
the weekend as that next weather system moves through.  By early
next week though warmer air...in the 40s and even lower 50s...
returns.


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

Ice jams continue to cause elevated stages at several locations.
With temperatures expected to remain below normal through the
weekend...additional locations may see impacts due to ice jam
development.

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: BAC...LLD...RJW

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


$$

...rjw/lld...





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