Hydrometeorological Discussion
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Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1155 AM CDT Mon Sep 26 2016

Rain fell over eastern North Dakota, all but southwest Minnesota,
portions of central Iowa, all of Wisconsin, Michigan,  northern
Indiana, far northern Illinois, much of Missouri and the southern
half of Illinois.  Half inch to one and a half inch reports were
received from northwest and northeast Minnesota, northeast
Wisconsin, eastern upper Michigan and northwest lower Michigan.
Otherwise most reports were less than a quarter inch.

During the next 24 hours, rain is forecast over the arrowhead of
Minnesota, upper Michigan and northern and eastern lower
Michigan.  Between half and three quarters of an inch is forecast
over the arrowhead of Minnesota and western Michigan with lesser
amounts elsewhere.

Rainfall last week on already saturated soils is continuing to
cause significant flooding across a large region of the NCRFC
area.  Areas not affected by the heavy rain but downstream of it
will also see some significant flooding especially rivers across
eastern Iowa.

Major flooding continues along much of the Cedar River from
Cedar Falls to Conesville . Major flooding is imminent for
communities further downstream on the Cedar River all the way to
the Mississippi River confluence.  The Cedar River crest reached
Vinton this morning and should reach Cedar Rapids tomorrow or

The Wapsipinicon River at Independence crested yesterday afternoon
near at 19.4 feet. Routed flows will cause Anamosa and De Witt
to exceed Major in the next couple days.  Anamosa is forecast to
crest at 24 feet... while DeWitt is forecast to crest at 13.5

The Kickapoo River has crested after reaching major flood levels
at most points.  It is forecast to continue to fall.  The Yellow
River at Necedah has crested above Major and will also continue
to fall.

Flooding is expected for much of the Mississippi River downstream
of Dubuque.  Moderate or higher flood levels are forecast from Dam
14 to Dam 19. The crest isn`t expected to reach Dam 19 until early

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

The NCRFC will be staffed 24 hours today and at least through
mid-week due to ongoing Major flooding.

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



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