Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 241540
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1039 AM CDT Tue May 24 2016
Showers and thunderstorms produced rain across the western half of
the NCRFC region during the past 24 hours. The heaviest rain fell
from northwestern Missouri across Iowa and into east central
Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin...where between an inch and
two inches were reported. The remainder of the rainfall reports
were generally a quarter inch or less.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue across the region through
the Memorial Day weekend. The heaviest rain is forecast Wednesday
and Thursday when a wide area from North Dakota...Minnesota...
Wisconsin and northern Illinois could receive between three
quarters of an inch to over an inch and a half.
After this initial system moves through...the next in the line of
storms will move into Missouri and Iowa later Thursday and spread
to Minnesota Friday. Rainfall amounts will be lighter but still
reach half to nearly an inch by late Friday.
The United States Geological Survey shows above normal streamflows
in parts of southern Minnesota...western Iowa...northern
Illinois...southern Missouri and southern Illinois. Below normal
streamflows are shown in parts of the Dakotas...northern Minnesota
...northern Wisconsin...and the UP of Michigan. Please see
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/new for more information.
With the active weather pattern in place throughout the week and
in to the holiday weekend...portions of Iowa that see repeated
rounds of heavy rainfall and where river levels are already
running high may experience significant flood levels.
Any significant flooding is not expected to be
widespread. However...bankfull and flood stage rises are likely
across a larger portion of the NCRFC region.
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 ... LLD ... RJW
If no response from this list... call the DOH...SCH or HIC.