Hydrometeorological Discussion
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1120 AM CST SUN FEB 1 2015

...PRECIPITATION...

AN IMPRESSIVE STORM HAS DOMINATED THE CENTRAL U.S. SINCE YESTERDAY
AFTERNOON AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO AS IT HEADS EAST INTO THE
OHIO RIVER VALLEY TONIGHT.  THIS STORM HAS BROUGHT WIDESPREAD
PRECIPITATION ACROSS MISSOURI EASTWARD ACROSS
IOWA...ILLINOIS...SOUTHERN WISCONSIN...NORTHERN INDIANA...AND
LOWER MICHIGAN.  CENTRAL MISSOURI AND SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HAVE SEEN
SOME RAIN WITH THIS SYSTEM...HOWEVER THE MAIN HEADLINES ARE THE
WIDESPREAD SNOW AMOUNTS BETWEEN 6 AND 12 INCHES THAT HAVE ALREADY
FALLEN OR ARE EXPECTED TO FALL OVER THE NEXT DAY IN THAT REGION.

IN TERMS OF WATER EQUIVALENT...OBSERVATIONS ACROSS
MISSOURI...IOWA...AND ILLINOIS INDICATED AMOUNTS BETWEEN 0.5 AND
1.5 INCHES.  AS THE STORM MOVES EASTWARD...NORTHERN INDIANA AND
LOWER MICHIGAN ARE WERE THE HIGHER AMOUNTS APPROACHING ONE INCH
ARE EXPECTED.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

ALL ICE JAMS IN THE AREA HAVE STABILIZED WITH WATER LEVELS
BELOW FLOOD STAGE.  MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES WILL BE RETURNING
TO THE REGION OVER THE NEXT WEEK.  MANY RIVERS HAVE SEEN INCREASED
FLOW DUE TO THE RECENT THAW.  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: SAS...JCH...DCG

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


$$

...DCG/JCH...





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