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
1124 AM CDT Mon May 30 2016

Showers and a few thunderstorms brought the most widespread rain
to northeast Minnesota...Wisconsin...upper Michigan...northern
lower Michigan and northwest Iowa.  Rain was more widely scattered
over the rest of Minnesota...Iowa...northern Illinois and
southeast lower Michigan.  Most amounts were under a quarter
inch...but ranged from half to one inch over central upper

During the next 24 hours...low pressure that was over southeast
Montana this morning will progress east to western Minnesota by
Tuesday morning.  Showers and thunderstorms along the leading warm
front and trailing cold front will bring rain west of a line from
International Falls MN to Champaign IL to Fort Leonardwood MO. The
heaviest rain of half to one and three quarters of an inch is
forecast in a band from near Sioux City IA to the Twin Cities MN.
Much of North Dakota should see a quarter to one inch of rain.

...Hydrologic Conditions...

Rain over the weekend has pushed many of the river to bankfull
stages and a few locations are seing minor flooding.

The Mississippi has remained elevated for some time and the
currenct active rain pattern will likely push Alton Illinois
to Flood Issuance Stage and Chester Illinois past flood stage.

Other minor flooding is scattered all over the NCRFC area from
Minnesota to Iowa and Missouri to Michigan.

As active weather is likely for the next week at least for
the northern NCRFC area additional flood forecasts should be
expected and continued elevated main stem rivers for the
foreseeable future.

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

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