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
1250 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

...Precipitation...

During the past 24 hours heavy rains fell across northeastern
Iowa, southern Wiscosnin, and central Michigan.  Reports in Iowa
and Wisconsin were generally 2"-3" with a few isolated reports
over 4".  The heaviest rains fell over central Michigan where
reports were between 4" and 8".

During the next 24 hours up to a quarter inch of rain is forecast
over northern Minnesota, southeastern Michigan, northern Indiana,
and eastern Illinois.  Up to 2.5" are forecast over southern
Illinois.

Little precipitation is expected over the NCRFC service area this
weekend.


...Hydrologic Conditions...

Due to the rainfall event described above, parts of Lower Michigan
are experiencing significant flooding.  The primary focus of the
flooding is within the Saginaw River basin on the Tittabawassee
River and its tributaries.  The Chippewa River at Mt.Pleasant is
passing Moderate Flood category and forecast to crest around 12
feet tomorrow morning.  Routed high flows from the Salt, Chippewa,
and Pine Rivers combined with the Tittabawassee are indicating a
Major flood at Midland is on the way.  Current levels at Midland
are near Minor Flood category and rising fast with a crest
forecast above Major Flood category tomorrow morning.  Midland is
forecast to crest at 31.5 feet which is the second highest crest
on record.  All of this routed flow is expected to cause the
Saginaw River at Saginaw to rise above Moderate Flood category and
crest around 23.5 feet mid-day on June 25th.

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: DCG ... SAS ... JDT ... BAC

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


$$

...bac/jdt...





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