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
914 AM CDT WED JUL 29 2015

...PRECIPITATION...

OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS... THE SOUPY MESS THAT IS THE ATMOSPHERE
OVER THE MIDWEST HAS SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTING MUCH OF
THE NCRFC AREA.  MOST OF IOWA AND NORTHERN MISSOURI HEARD THUNDER
IN THE PAST 24 HOURS... AS WELL AS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND NORTHERN
ILLINOIS.

THE LARGEST 24 HOUR RAINFALL REPORTS THIS MORNING WERE OBSERVED
JUST SOUTH OF DES MOINES... WHERE WARREN COUNTY HAD MULTIPLE FIVE
INCH PLUS RAINFALL TOTALS.

OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS... DEWPOINTS ARE STARTING TO TUMBLE OVER
THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF THE NCRFC AREA.  LIGHT RAINFALL IS STILL
EXPECTED OVER THE EASTERN PART OF THE NCRFC AREA... WITH AROUND
A QUARTER INCH FORECAST FOR NORTHERN INDIANA AND SOUTHERN MICHIGAN.
MISSOURI AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MAY SEE A COUPLE TENTHS OF AN INCH
OF RAINFALL BY TOMORROW MORNING AS A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS
IS STILL PRESENT IN THE AREA.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING CONTINUES ON THE ILLINOIS RIVER.
THE ILLINOIS RIVER AT MEREDOSIA HAS BEEN ABOVE FLOOD STAGES SINCE
JUNE 16TH.

THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT CHESTER... ILLINOIS... IS ABOVE FLOOD
STAGE AND HAS BEEN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE SINCE JUNE 8TH.

HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS IN IOWA HAS CAUSED
THE IOWA RIVER AT MARENGO TO START A RAPID RISE... REACHING FLOOD
STAGE LATER TODAY.  THIS LOCATION IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO NEAR
MODERATE FLOOD LEVELS LATER THIS WEEK.

THE DES MOINES RIVER BASIN IS ALSO EXPERIENCING MINOR FLOODING
AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS... BOTH ON THE MAINSTEM AND ITS TRIBUTARIES.

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 ALH MMZ

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


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...MMZ/ALH...





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