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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1232 PM CDT FRI AUG 29 2014
Over the past 24 hours...rain fell over much of the Upper Midwest.
Amounts were quite variable...with the heaviest totals falling
in and around Des Moines Iowa...especially in the southern and
western suburbs where some reports were in the 3 to 4 inch range.
During the next 24 hours...a slow moving trough of low pressure
will once again produce rain and thunderstorms across most of
the NCRFC area...moving north and northeast from Kansas and
Nesbraska well into the northern portions of Minnesota...
Wisconsin...and other nearby states. The difference in
today's projections is that the potential for heavier rain is
expected to shift north into central and northern Wisconsin...
rather than staying in Iowa as it was last night.
The threat for heavy rainfall over the next few days has
diminished significantly...as has the threat for any significant
river flooding. A few locations in the Des Moines area are
responding to the heavy rains overnight. Flood stage rises are
possible...but no significant flooding is expected.
However...locally heavy rains could produce flooding in smaller
watersheds and urban areas...especially in places that have seen
precipitation over the last few days. People who are engaging in
outdoor activities this holdiay weekend should remain alert for
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