Hydrometeorological Discussion
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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1230 PM CST MON MAR 2 2015

...PRECIPITATION...
LIGHT SNOW ENDED OVER MISSOURI...MUCH OF ILLINOIS...INDIANA...AND
PORTIONS OF MICHIGAN SUNDAY. LIQUID PRECIPITATION TOTALS WERE
GENERALLY LESS THAN A QUARTER INCH.

A COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM A LOW IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN TO THE
MONTANA ROCKIES WILL SWEEP QUICKLY EAST AND BY TUESDAY MORNING
WILL STRETCH FROM A LOW IN NORTHWEST ONTARIO TO A LOW IN
NORTH-CENTRAL KANSAS. MAINLY LIGHT SNOW IS FORECAST FOR
MINNESOTA...WISCONSIN AND SOUTH DAKOTA...WITH FREEZING RAIN
POSSIBLE IN THE VICINITY AND NORTH OF A WARM FRONT...OVER IOWA..
MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.  LIQUID TOTALS IN THE NCRFC FORECAST AREA
SHOULD BE A QUARTER INCH OR LESS. HOWEVER...HIGH WINDS ASSOCIATED
WITH THIS SYSTEM ARE EXPECTED TO CAUSE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS OVER
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA.

FOLLOWING PASSAGE OF THE COLD FRONT...ARCTIC AIR WILL ONCE AGAIN
SURGE SOUTHEASTWARD.  BY THURSDAY...MORNING LOWS WILL BE BELOW
ZERO OVER MOST OF IOWA...THE NORTHERN THIRD OF ILLINOIS...MICHIGAN
AND POINTS NORTHWARD.  EARLY MARCH WILL FEEL MORE LIKE EARLY
JANUARY.  FORTUNATELY UNDER THE HIGH MARCH SUN ANGLE...HIGH
TEMPERATURES SHOULD REBOUND TO NEAR FREEZING BY SATURDAY...EVEN
FOR NORTH DAKOTA AND NORTHERN MINNESOTA. CURRENT INDICATIONS ARE
THE WARMING TREND WILL CONTINUE INTO MID-MARCH...WHEN FORECAST
HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE FINALLY BE NEAR NORMAL.


...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...
NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WAS OCCURRING OR IS EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST
THE NEXT 7 DAYS IN THE NCRFC AREA.  FORECAST TEMPERATURES OVER THE
NEXT MONTH CONTINUE TO BE FAVORABLE FOR ICE JAM DEVELOPMENT.  ICE
JAMS CAN FORM WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING AND CAN CAUSE RIVER LEVELS
TO RAPIDLY RISE.  IN THE EVENT THAT YOU OBSERVE FLOODING AS A
RESULT OF AN ICE JAM... PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST
OFFICE SO THE PUBLIC CAN BE WARNED.

NCRFC`S SPRING HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK GRAPHICS WILL BE UPDATED THIS
WEEK.  THE CURRENT OUTLOOK CAN BE VIEWED AT:
HTTP://WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/NCRFC/?N=SPROUTLOOKCURRENT

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: SAS JDT LNE

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

$$

...LNE/JDT...




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