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
1041 AM CDT TUE AUG 26 2014

...PRECIPITATION...

SINCE YESTERDAY... SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED
ALONG THE SLOW MOVING FRONT OVER IOWA TO ILLINOIS TO LOWER
MICHIGAN.   THE HEAVIEST RAIN WITHIN THE NCRFC REGION FELL MAINLY
YESTERDAY MORNING ACROSS SOUTHERN WISCONSIN WHERE THUNDERSTORMS
PRODUCED 1 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN.  OTHERWISE MOST RAINFALL TOTALS
WERE A HALF TO ONE INCH.

IN THE FOREACST...WITH THIS FRONT BECOMING NEARLY STATIONARY...
RAINFALL TOTALS SHOULD AVERAGE AROUND A HALF TO ONE INCH TODAY AND
TONIGT ACROSS IOWA AND NORTHERN ILINOIS TO LOWER MICHIGAN.
ESPECIALLY WITH A CHANCE FOR STORMS DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT MANILY IN
IOWA THERE ARE HIGHER LOCALLY HEAVIER AMOUNTS EXPECTED.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING ON THE SOURIS RIVER AT WESTHOPE.  THIS
LOCATION HAS BEEN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE SINCE JUNE 30TH AND IS
EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT WEEK.

ALL OTHER RIVERS AND STREAMS IN THE NCRFC AREA ARE CURRENTLY BELOW
FLOOD STAGE AND NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED WITH THE NEXT 24 HOURS OF
FORECAST RAINFALL.  HOWEVER... THAT MAY CHANGE AS PRECIPITATION IS
EXPECTED TO FALL IN THE NCRFC AREA FOR AT LEAST THE NEXT FIVE DAYS.

THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SHOWS RIVERS ARE AT OR ABOVE
THE 90TH PERCENTILE FOR FLOWS ACROSS THE MAJORITY OF THE NCRFC AREA.
EXCEPTIONS INCLUDE PARTS OF MINNESOTA... AND NORTHERN IOWA...
WHERE FLOWS ARE IN THE 25TH - 75TH PERCENTILE.

THE UNITED STATES DROUGHT MONITOR INDICATES A FEW ISOLATED AREAS
IN THE MIDWEST FALLING IN THE ABNORMALLY DRY CATEGORY... THE QUAD
CITIES AREA... NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN... AND NORTHERN INDIANA.

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: WES MMZ ALH RHR

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


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...RHR/ALH...





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