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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
358 AM CDT Thu Apr 2 2020

Goodhue-Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-
Eau Claire-
358 AM CDT Thu Apr 2 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of east central
Minnesota...southeast Minnesota...northwest Wisconsin and west
central Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

There is a slight chance of non-severe thunderstorms tonight.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Rain will turn to freezing rain, sleet, and snow before ending
Friday afternoon or evening. Minor ice and snow accumulations are

There is a chance of thunderstorms early next week.

River flooding will continue into next week. Mostly minor
flooding is expected or possible along the Minnesota River,
Mississippi River from St. Paul to Red Wing, Cottonwood River,
and the Chippewa River in Wisconsin.


SKYWARN spotter activation will not be needed.


Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
832 PM CDT Wed Apr 1 2020

...The flood warning is cancelled for the following rivers in

  Cottonwood River at New Ulm affecting Brown County
...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in

  Cottonwood River Above Springfield  affecting Brown County
  Mississippi River at St. Cloud affecting Benton...Sherburne and
  Stearns Counties
  Mississippi River at St. Paul affecting Dakota...Ramsey and
  Washington Counties
  Mississippi River near Hastings L/D 2 affecting Dakota...Washington
  and Pierce Counties
  Chippewa River at Durand affecting Buffalo and Pepin Counties
...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
  Minnesota River at Montevideo affecting Chippewa...Lac qui Parle
  and Yellow Medicine Counties
  Minnesota River At Morton  affecting Redwood and Renville Counties

  Minnesota River near Jordan affecting Carver and Scott Counties
  Minnesota River at Savage affecting Dakota...Hennepin and Scott

.Overview...A slow moving weather system will bring around 0.5 inches
of precipitation across the area, with some of this falling as snow or
ice. The slow movement of the system will result in a few rounds of precipitation
and likely a few spots getting hit worse than others.  Otherwise,
expect river levels to generally increase slowly through the next week.


Do not drive cars through flooded areas.  Turn Around...Don`t Drown.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your local radio or TV station
for the latest information concerning this flood event.


832 PM CDT Wed Apr 1 2020

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Minnesota River at Savage.
* until further notice.
* At  8:00 PM Wednesday the stage was 702.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 702.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 706.4 feet by
  Tuesday evening. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 705.0 feet...Flood waters begin to impact the park road
  at Fort Snelling State Park.
* Impact...At 702.0 feet...Barge loading stops at Port Cargill, and
  other flood prevention measures are begun. Water begins to impact
  Black Dog Road in Burnsville.
* Impact...At 700.0 feet...Flood waters begin to cover trails at Fort
  Snelling State Park as well as low parts on the Bloomington Ferry
  Bridge trail just east of US 169.


LAT...LON 4482 9359 4485 9332 4494 9318 4481 9314 4473 9342 4475 9354


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