Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 231701
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1201 PM CDT Sat Jul 23 2016
Yesterday morning scattered thunderstorms produced 1 to 2 inches
of rain in northeastern Missouri with lighter showers, around a
quarter inch or less, in Iowa to Illinois. Then yesterday
afternoon through last night storms developed across the Dakotas
and into southwest Minnesota and the northwest half of Iowa by
early this morning. Scattered rainfall amounts were 1 to 2 inches
across central North Dakota to eastern South Dakota to the
southwestc corner of Minnesota. Lighter scattered showers were
developing across Iowa with average rainfall amounts around a half
inch or less.
In the forecast...average rainfall totals of one to two inches
with locally higher amounts are expected today across southern
Minnesota and northern Iowa to northern Iowa and the southwest
half of Wisconsin. The larger area with rainfall average around
a quarter to half inch covers much of the NCRFC region... from
the Dakotas across central and northern Minnesota to northern
Wisconsin and western Upper Michigan and southward from central
Iowa and central Illinois to northern Indiana.
Recent heavy rains have caused elevated flows on many rivers
across eastern North Dakota, Minnesota, western Wisconsin, Iowa
The only forecast point currently above flood stage in the NCRFC
area is on the Mississippi at Fort Ripley, Minnesota. Many other
points in the region are forecast to reach bankfull levels.
The remainder of the Mississippi River is at elevated levels due
to all the recent activity across the region. The river is at or
near action stage at many sites from Minnesota downstream
through Iowa, Illinois and Missouri.
With areas of heavy rainfall in the forecast over the next couple
of days, locations that are already experiencing high levels
remain vulnerable to additional flooding.
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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