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
945 AM CST WED JAN 28 2015

...PRECIPITATION...
LITTLE IN THE WAY OF PRECIPITATION FELL ACROSS THE NCRFC REGION
DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS. LIGHT SNOW FELL ALONG THE CANADIAN
BORDER IN MINNESOTA AS WELL AS ACROSS NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN.
WATER EQUIVALENTS WERE ONLY A COUPLE HUNDREDTHS.

LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED TO FALL FROM NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA AND
ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES REGION TODAY INTO THURSDAY. WATER
EQUIVALENTS SHOULD ONLY TOTAL A FEW HUNDREDTHS EXCEPT FOR
SOUTHWESTERN LOWER MICHIGAN WHERE AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH IS
POSSIBLE.

SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MICHIGAN ON THURSDAY WITH SNOW WATER
EQUIVALENTS OF A FEW HUNDREDTHS ACROSS THE WEST BUT INCREASING TO
A TENTH TO QUARTER INCH ACROSS EASTERN LOWER MICHIGAN. FRIDAY WILL
SEE A RETURN TO RELATIVELY DRY WEATHER BUT OVER THE WEEKEND
ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE IN FROM THE WEST AND BRING A
POSSIBILITY OF A QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH OF WATER TO
MISSOURI AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS.

MILD TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE NORTH TODAY BUT WILL
BEGIN FALLING BY LATER THIS WEEK. BY NEXT WEEK ARCTIC AIR WILL
ONCE AGAIN BE ENTRENCHED ACROSS AT LEAST THE NORTHERN THIRD OF THE
REGION...WITH HIGHS ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER STRUGGLING TO REACH
ZERO WHILE A LITTLE FARTHER SOUTH FROM EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...
NORTHERN IOWA AND INTO SOUTHERN WISCONSIN ONLY THE TEENS WILL BE
SEEN.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

ICE JAMS IN ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN HAVE STABILIZED WITH WATER
LEVELS BELOW FLOOD STAGE.  COLDER TEMPERATURES HAVE RETURNED TO
LOWER MICHIGAN RESULTING IN NEW ICE FORMATION AND ERRATIC STAGE
BEHAVIOR ON MANY RIVERS.  THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR NEW ICE JAMS TO
FORM.

NO FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

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: ALH ... JCH ...SDB(SCH) ... RHR

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


$$

...RJW/SDB...





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