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
0120 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...PRECIPITATION...

OVERNIGHT THROUGH THIS MORNING MOSTLY LIGHT RAIN AND A FEW SHOWERS
SPREAD FROM THE DAKOTAS TO SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST IOWA.
MOST RAINFALL TOTALS WERE A TENTH INCH OR LESS WITH A FEW REPORTS
AROUND A QUARTER INCH.  SCATTERD LIGHT RAIN AND SOME LIGHT SNOW
FELL IN UPPER MICHIHGAN AND ACROSS EASTERN LOWER MICHIGAN...WHERE
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WERE ONLY A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH.

IN THE FORECAST TODAY...RAIN WILL CONTINUE SPREADING EASTWARD FROM
THE DAKOTAS ACROSS MINNESOTA AND IOWA TO WISCONSIN AND NORTHERN
MISSOURI.  THE HEAVIER BAND OF RAIN...WITH AVERAGE AMOUNTS OF A
HALF TO ONE INCH... COVERS EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA AND MUCH OF IOWA
AND MINNESOTA.  LOOKING AHEAD TO DAY 2...THIS SYSTEM CONTINUES
MOVING EASTWARD WITH INCREASING PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ASSOCIATED
WITH FRONTAL PASSAGE THAT WILL AFFECT MUCH OF THE NCRFC REGION.


...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

ALL FORECAST POINTS ARE IN THE MINOR FLOODING CATEGORY OR LOWER.
MOST LOCATIONS ARE NOW IN RECESSION ACROSS OUR REGION. THE MAIN
STEM OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IS THE ONLY EXCEPTION.  THE CREST ON
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER IS CURRENTLY AROUND LOCK & DAM 13.  AREAS
ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI MAY SEE MINOR FLOODING AS THE CREST WORKS
ITS WAY DOWNSTREAM.

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: LNE DAM JDT RHR

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


$$

...RHR/JDT...





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