Hydrometeorological Discussion
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Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1255 PM CDT Sun Sep 25 2016

...PRECIPITATION...
Moderate to heavy rain fell across western Iowa and a band
extending from southwestern to north central Minnesota.  Reports
were generally greater than 0.5" with scattered reports as high
as 2"-3".  There was also an isolated storm in central Wisconsin
over the middle of the Wisconsin River Basin.  Reports were as
high as 1.5".

The heavier rain will move into the Great Lakes region Sunday
through Tuesday. Up to 1.5" could fall across the Upper
Peninsula and northern Lower Michigan.

Starting Wednesday we are expecting dry weather for a few days!


...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...
Additional rainfall on saturated ground is continuing to cause
significant flooding across a good portion of the NCRFC region.
Areas not affected by the heavy rain but downstream of it will
also see some significant flooding especially rivers across
eastern Iowa.

IOWA:
Major flooding continues along much of the upper Cedar River from
southern Minnesota through Cedar Falls Iowa. Major flooding is
imminent for communities downstream on the Cedar River all the
way to the Mississippi River confluence.  The Cedar River crest
reached Waterloo last night and should reach Vinton tomorrow
morning.

The Wapsipinicon River at Independence is forecast to crest in
tthe next 6 to 12 hours near 19.5 feet. Routed flows will cause
Anamosa and De Witt to exceed Major in the next few days.

WISCONSIN:
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 should now start a
slow recession.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER:
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 25 until early
October.

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.

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


$$

...bac/jdt...





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