Hydrometeorological Discussion
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1131 AM CST SAT DEC 27 2014

...PRECIPITATION...
OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS...SNOW FELL FROM WESTERN IOWA NORTHEASTWARD
UP INTO THE NORTHERN HALF OF WISCONSIN PLUS THE UPPER PENINSULA
OF MICHIGAN...WHILE SOME LIGHT RAIN FELL FURTHER SOUTH FROM
MISSOURI UP INTO ILLINOIS...INDIANA...AND FAR SOUTHERN LOWER
MICHIGAN. THE HIGHEST PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WERE OBSERVED IN THE
SNOWFALL...WITH THE HEAVIEST BAND OF SNOW FALLING FROM SOUTHEASTERN
AND EAST-CENTRAL MINNESOTA (INCLUDING THE TWIN CITIES) OVER INTO
NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN. SNOWFALL IN THESE AREAS RANGED FROM
3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH WATER EQUIVALENTS OF ABOUT 3 TO 6 TENTHS...
THUS COMING VERY CLOSE TO THE GENERAL RULE-OF-THUMB RATIO OF
10 TO 1. THE RAIN AMOUNTS IN THE SOUTH AND EAST GENERALLY RAN FROM
ABOUT 1 TO 3 TENTHS.

SNOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR A FEW MORE HOURS TODAY IN
NORTHERN WISCONSIN AND AND NORTHERN MICHIGAN...WHILE SOME
LIGHT RAIN WILL FALL ALONG THE SOUTHERN AND SOUTHEASTERN
EDGES OF THE NCRFC AREA. SOME OF THE UPPER PENINSULA MAY RECEIVE
A HALF INCH OR MORE OF WATER EQUIVALENT FROM THIS CONTINUING SNOW
...WHILE LIGHTER AMOUNTS OF PRECIPITATION ARE EXPECTED ELSEWHERE.
TOMORROW THE WEATHER SHOULD BE DRY.

TEMPERATURES ARE DROPPING AS ARCTIC AIR HAS BEGUN TO PUSH
INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST FROM CANADA. THE TEMPERATURE IN
MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA IS AT 23 DEGREES TODAY...BUT THE
FORECAST CALLS FOR A HIGH OF ONLY 6 ABOVE BY THIS UPCOMING
TUESDAY...WITH LOWS DROPPING INTO NEGATIVE NUMBERS BOTH
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY NIGHT.


...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

RIVERS ACROSS EASTERN ILLINOIS...NORTHERN INDIANA AND MICHIGAN
RIVERS REMAIN AT HIGHER THAN NORMAL LEVELS AT THIS TIME.


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 ... JCH ... MMZ ... DAM

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


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...DAM/MMZ...





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