Hydrometeorological Discussion
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1205 PM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

...PRECIPITATION...

THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAIN OCCURED OVERNIGHT ACROSS
NORTHERN ILLINOIS TO NORTHERN INDIANA WHERE NUMEROUS RAINFALL
TOTALS BETWEEN 3 AND 6 INCHES WERE REPORTED.

SEVERAL OTHER AREAS OF SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCED ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF RAIN ACROSS WISCONSIN... IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA TO
NORTHERN IOWA... ACROSS SOUTHERN IOWA TO NORTHEAST MISSOURI.

IN THE FORECAST... THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS WILL
CONTINUE ACROSS IOWA TO NORTH AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS ACORSS TO
CENTRAL INDIANA.  RAINFALL TOTALS SHOULD AVERAGE A HALF TO ONE
INCH WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.  LIGHTER SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE ACROSS LOWER MICHIGAN TO UPPER MICHIGAN INTO NORTHERN
WISCONSIN TO NORTHEAST MINNESOTA.  OVER THE WEEKEND HEAVIER
RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD MAINLY ACROSS NORTH DAKOTA AND
MINNESOTA.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING ON SOME OF THE CHICAGO AREA STREAMS
DUE TO THE OVERNIGHT HEAVY RAINS THAT FELL THERE. MOST OF THESE
RIVERS SHOULD BE FALLING BY THIS EVENING BARRING ANY FURTHER
HEAVY RAINS THAT MIGHT OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
SOIL CONDITIONS ARE BECOMING WET NOW IN SOME LOCATIONS AFTER
ABOUT A 6 WEEK DRY PERIOD.  RUNOFF WILL INCREASE WITH EACH
RAIN EVENT THROUGH THIS WEEKEND WHICH MAY RESULT IN OTHER NEW
FLOODING. WE WILL MONITOR THIS SITUATION CLOSELY AND UPDATE
RIVER FORECASTS AS NEEDED.

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: JDT MMZ ALH RHR

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


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...RHR/DAM...





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