Issued by NWS North Central River Forecast Center
AGUS73 KMSR 311632
Hydrometeorological Forecast Discussion
NWS North Central River Forecast Center Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1132 AM CDT Tue May 31 2016
During the last 24 hours, showers and thunderstorms brought rain
to the right of a line from International Falls MN to Racine WI to
Quincy IL, and in a band from Champaign IL southwestward through
Fort Leonardwood MO. Widespread amounts of half to one and a half
inches fell over North Dakota and the northern half of Minnesota,
as well as the northern quarter of Iowa. The highest report was
2.61 inches at Crookston MN.
During the next 24 hours, low pressure over North Dakota and
associated frontal systems will lift slowly northeastward to
northwest Minnesota as the low continues to occlude. Rain is
forecast for North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois
and Missouri. The heaviest rain, between half and one and a half
inches, is forecast for northwest North Dakota, and from western
Wisconsin to eastern Iowa.
Rain over the weekend has pushed many of the river to bankfull
stages. A few locations such as Chester Illinois on the
Mississippi and Hallock Minnesota are seeing 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.
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 minor flood forecasts should be
expected and continued elevated main stem rivers for the
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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