Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 251757
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1156 AM CST Sat Feb 25 2017
The large storm system that moved through the region on Friday has
finally pushed east through the Great Lakes Region. But not before
leaving a good deal or precipitation behind. Snow amounts were
over a foot from northern Iowa and southeast Minnesota, through
western Wisconsin and into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A bit
further east in the storms` warm sector, convection brought
rainfall over over an inch across parts of lower Michigan, with a
few spots seeing between 1.50 and 1.80 inches.
A weak weather disturbance will track along the international
border tonight, and through the Great Lakes on Sunday. Light snows
are anticipated with this system, including some lake effect bands
once again. Outside of these bands, liquid amounts look to remain
on the light side, generally less than a tenth of an inch.
Looking ahead, a stronger system is taking aim at the Upper
Midwest for Tuesday into Wednesday.
Rain and snowmelt earlier this week generated river rises
exceeding moderate flood levels at a few locations
in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin River at Portage is
above moderate flood stage and expected to remain there over
the next couple of days.
Elsewhere, minor flooding is occurring or expected in Iowa,
Minnesota, and along the Red River of the North.
The mainstem Mississippi River could rise above minor or moderate
flood levels in early March as bankfull and minor flooding on area
tributaries flows into the main channel.
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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