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
1110 AM CDT Tue Sep 19 2017

Two broad bands of precipitation rolled in from the west and
traversed the NCRFC service area in the last twenty four hours.
One system travelled northeast, producing moderate rain across
northwestern Iowa, southeastern Minnesota and northwestern
Wisconsin.  The other band travelled east, producing moderate
rainfall across northern Missouri and central Illinois before
continuing on into Indiana and Ohio. Both systems produced
widespread rainfall with totals between 1 and 2 inches in most

In the forecast...a system is currently blowing in from the
northern plains and is expected to roll over the northeastern
section of the NCRFC service area in the next 24 hours. This
system is expected to produce rainfall totals of up to an inch
and a quarter across Minnesota and the Dakotas.

...Hydrologic Conditions...
Despite rains described above, and the relatively widespread
rains across the NCRFC service area over the past few days, the
general hydrologic situation for our creeks and rivers remains
quiet, given the abnormally dry conditions prevalent out there.

Flow within the mainstem Mississippi River continues to decline
slowly as well. As has been mentioned, if this trend continues,
some portions of the mainstem Mississippi River along the MO/IL
border region could start to see water levels falling into the
area of concern for navigation interests by late next week.

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: (in order DCG...MAW...WES)

If no response from this list, call the DOH, SCH or HIC.



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