Hydrometeorological Discussion
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Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1134 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017


A strong rotational system settled in over SW MN last night,
producing several tornadoes and heavy precipitation. The highest
totals exceeded 8 inches with a larger area seeing totals in the
3-5 inch range.  A strong system was also observed in the southern
part of the RFC area, producing totals of 2-4 inches on the
border of Illinois and Missouri. Across eastern Minnesota and
western Wisconsin steady rainfall produced totals in the 1-2 inch

In the forecast...storms will move northeast through Michigan and
northern Wisconsin before heading out over the Great Lakes and
into Canada.  A lighter system will be moving in from the west. By
the end of Saturday it is expected to produce 0.1 to one inch of
rain fall across southern Minnesota and across Iowa and Illinois,
with the higher totals expected in the northern regions of those
two states.

...Hydrologic Conditions...
In bank rises and crests between bankfull and flood stage were
occurring or forecast through the southern third of Minnesota into
far west-central Wisconsin. The forecast rainfall will have little
additional effect on rivers.

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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