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HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS NORTH CENTRAL RIVER FORECAST CENTER TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1204 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014
A mix of rain and snow moved across North Dakota to northern
Minnesota while light rain fell in southerN lower Michigan during
the past 24 hours. Precipitation totals averageD one to two
tenths of an inch up north and less than a tenth in Michigan.
In the forecast...over the northern part of the NCRFC region snow
mixed with sleet and rain will move across northern Minnesota and
northern Wisconsin to Upper Michigan and northern lower Michigan.
Precipitation totals here should average two to four tenths of an
inch. Also a band of showers will extend southwestward along the
front across Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota to northwest Iowa.
Precipitation totals should average around a tenth inch.
All of the major flooding in the NCRFC area has subsided after
the Saturday-Monday storms. A vast majority of smaller rivers
in the NCRFC area are now in recession. The Red River of the
north has also crested at all locations except Pembina. Pembina
is at or near crest. The Red River could rise another few tenths
at this location as storage in the area fills up. The Mississippi
River is currently cresting at Lock and Dam 8. Only Minor
flooding is expected on the Mississippi as this snowmelt flood
wave works its way downstream.
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