Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 271705
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1105 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017
A weak weather disturbance spread some light snow across parts of
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan yesterday. Amounts were light
with less than a tenth of an inch of liquid and only small snow
totals. Meanwhile a weak disturbance also moved through Missouri
and southern Illinois, providing a little light rain for a few
locations there as well.
The weather looks to be active for the next few days as several
weather systems track across the Plains and Upper Midwest. Light
rain looks to impact areas from southern Minnesota and Wisconsin
down into Missouri and Illinois late tonight into Tuesday, with a
little light snow from the Dakotas into northern Minnesota.
Another surge of precipitation looks to impact much of the region
Tuesday night into Wednesday. This one could bring heavier rain
amounts of up to an inch from Missouri up into lower Michigan.
Rain and snowmelt last 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 fall below moderate later today.
Elsewhere, minor flooding is occurring or expected in Iowa,
Wisconsin, 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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