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
1210 PM CST THU DEC 18 2014

...PRECIPITATION...
IN THE LAST 24 HOURS...PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF SNOW TAPERED
OFF ACROSS THE NORTHERN GREAT LAKES WHILE ANOTHER SYSTEM MOVED
EAST INTO MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS. A WINTRY MIX WAS OBSERVED ACROSS
MISSOURI AS RAIN CHANGED OVER TO SNOW...WITH PRECIPITATION VALUES
IN THE TENTH TO A FEW TENTHS OF AN INCH RANGE ACROSS EAST CENTRAL
MISSOURI. WATER EQUIVALENTS WERE GENERALLY LESS THAN A COUPLE
TENTHS OF AN INCH ACROSS THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE NCRFC AREA.

SNOW IS FORECAST TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE MORNING ACROSS
MISSOURI...AND PARTS OF IOWA AND ILLINOIS. WATER EQUIVALENTS ARE
EXPECTED TO REMAIN AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH OR BELOW.
PRECIPITATION WILL DIMINISH BY FRIDAY...BUT ANOTHER SYSTEM
ARRIVES BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND...WITH AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN
SET TO IMPACT MUCH OF THE AREA THROUGH THE ENTIRE HOLIDAY WEEK.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW FREEZING ACROSS MOST OF THE REGION
THROUGH TOMORROW. OVER THE WEEKEND HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 30S
WILL SPREAD NORTH TO MINNESOTA AND CONTINUE TO MIDWEEK NEXT WEEK
BEFORE THE NEXT COOL DOWN ARRIVES. HIGHS IN THE SINGLE
DIGITS...ABOVE AND BELOW ZERO...COULD RETURN AFTER CHRISTMAS.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...
NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING IS OCCURRING IN THE NCRFC FORECAST AREA
AND NONE IS FORECAST. ICE IS CAUSING LOCAL BACKWATER AND FLOODING
ON THE WOLF RIVER IN EASTERN WISCONSIN...AND ICE JAM FLOODING
REMAINS A THREAT ACROSS MANY AREAS AS TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO
FLIP FLOP ABOVE AND BELOW FREEZING.

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...SDB...WES

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


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...JCH/LLD...





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