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
1215 PM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

...PRECIPITATION...
PRECIPITATION...MOSTLY IN THE FORM OF SNOW...FELL SOUTH OF I-80
FROM OMAHA NE TO CHICAGO IL...AND OVER THE SOUTHERN QUARTER OF
LOWER MICHIGAN.  HEAVIEST SNOWFALL REPORTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES FELL
ALONG AND JUST SOUTH OF I-44 IN MO  AND I-70 IN ILLINOIS.  THESE
NEW SNOWFALL TOTALS MELTED DOWN TO AROUND A HALF INCH OF LIQUID
PRECIPITATION.  SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW ALSO FELL OVER PORTIONS OF
NORTH DAKOTA AND NORTHERN MINNESOTA BUT LIQUID TOTALS WERE ONLY
AROUND 0.01 INCH.

PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF WEST TO EAST TODAY OVER MISSOURI..
ILLINOIS...INDIANA AND PORTIONS OF LOWER MICHIGAN.  NEW LIQUID
EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION TOTALS WILL GENERALLY BE LESS THAN A
TENTH OF AN INCH.

A BRIEF WARM UP IS EXPECTED MIDWEEK WHERE MUCH OF THE MIDDLE
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY MAY SEE TEMPERATURES ABOVE FREEZING.  THAT WILL
BE QUICKLY FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER ARCTIC PLUNGE...AND BY THURSDAY
MORNING...BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED ALL THE WAY SOUTH
TO SOUTHEASTERN IOWA. MODELS CONTINUE TO INDICATE A WARM UP AROUND
MARCH 10TH...WHEN EVEN NORTHERN MINNESOTA MAY CLIMB ABOVE
FREEZING.


...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...
NO SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WAS OCCURRING OR IS EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST
THE NEXT 7 DAYS IN THE NCRFC AREA.  FORECAST TEMPERATURES OVER THE
NEXT MONTH CONTINUE TO BE FAVORABLE FOR ICE JAM DEVELOPMENT.  ICE
JAMS CAN FORM WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING AND CAN CAUSE RIVER LEVELS
TO RAPIDLY RISE.  IN THE EVENT THAT YOU OBSERVE FLOODING AS A
RESULT OF AN ICE JAM... PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST
OFFICE SO THE PUBLIC CAN BE WARNED.

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: DOH JDT LNE

IF NO RESPONSE FROM THIS LIST... CALL THE DOH...SCH OR HIC.

$$

...LNE/JDT...




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