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
1202 PM CST THU FEB 26 2015

...PRECIPITATION...
SNOW FELL ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE NCRFC REGION
DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS. THE HEAVIEST SNOW FELL ACROSS IOWA AND
NORTHERN ILLINOIS WHERE REPORTS UP TO 6 INCHES WERE RECEIVED.
WATER EQUIVALENTS WERE GENERALLY A TENTH TO QUARTER INCH BUT IN
IOWA AND NORTHERN ILLINOIS QUARTER TO TWO THIRDS OF AN INCH
REPORTS WERE RECEIVED.

SNOW WILL END TODAY FROM A SOUTHERN MISSOURI TO SOUTHERN MICHIGAN
LINE. FRIDAY INTO EARLY SATURDAY WILL BE DRY BEFORE THE NEXT
WEATHER SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS THE SOUTH...FROM MISSOURI TO MICHIGAN.
WATER EQUIVALENTS WILL REACH A QUARTER TO HALF INCH IN MISSOURI
AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS WHILE AN IOWA TO SOUTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN LINE
WILL SEE A TENTH TO QUARTER INCH. THIS SYSTEM WILL REMAIN INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK...BRINGING DAILY WATER EQUIVALENTS OF A TENTH TO
QUARTER INCH ACROSS IOWA...MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.

COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN THROUGH NEXT WEEK.
DAILY HIGHS ACROSS THE NORTH WILL STRUGGLE TO REACH ABOVE
FREEZING. NIGHT TIME LOWS REGION WIDE WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO
READINGS BELOW FREEZING.

...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...
THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING OCCURRING OR EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST
THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS 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 ICEJAM... PLEASE CONTACT YOUR
LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE SO THE PUBLIC CAN BE WARNED.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY ICE JAMS THROUGHOUT THE KANKAKEE RIVER IN
INDIANA/ILLINOIS.  THE KANKAKEE RIVER AT MOMENCE IL IS CURRENTLY
ABOUT A HALF FOOT ABOVE FLOOD STAGE DUE TO ICE FORMATION IN THE
AREA.  THESE ICE CONDITONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT
COUPLE WEEKS UNTIL THE SPRING THAW BEGINS.

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 ... WES ... JDT ... LNE

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


$$

...RJW/JDT...





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