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
1028 AM CDT MON MAY 4 2015

...PRECIPITATION...

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A COLD FRONT MOVING
EASTWARD ACROSS OUR SERVICE AREA DROPPED LARGE AREAS OF HALF TO
THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH IN NORTHERN IOWA.. SOUTHEASTERN
MINNESOTA.. NORTHERN ILLINOIS.. WISCONSIN AND THE UPPER PENINSULA
OF MICHIGAN DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS.  LOCALIZED AREAS RECEIVED UP
TO 2 INCHES.

THIS COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EASTWARD ACROSS THE LOWER GREAT LAKES
TODAY AND INTO THE NORTHEAST AND MID-ATLANTIC TONIGHT. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THESE AREAS IN ASSOCIATION
WITH THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY.  UP TO 1.25 INCHES ARE FORECAST ACROSS
SOUTHERN IOWA.. NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHERN INDIANA DURING THE
NEXT 24 HOURS.


...HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS...

MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING ON THE SOURIS RIVER IN NORTH
DAKOTA AT TOWNER...BANTRY AND WESTHOPE. THE SOURIS WILL
REMAIN AT ELEVATED FLOWS FOR SOME TIME AND ANY SIGNIFICANT
RAINFALL A FEW DAYS OUT COULD PUSH LEVELS TO MODERATE FLOODING
AGAIN. POTENTIAL HEAVY CONVECTION THROUGH THE MID PORTION OF
THE NCRFC COULD CREATE SMALL STREAM FLOODING.

THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR INDICATES MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS
CURRENTLY IN EASTERN DAKOTAS...MINNESOTA...AND NORTHERN
WISCONSIN. FOR MUCH OF NORTHWEAST MINNESOTA THERE IS A SEVERE SHORT
AND LONG TERM DROUGHT.

A WET PERIOD FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS COULD BEGIN TO HELP ALLEVIATE
THIS CONDITION.

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: RJW..SAS..BAC

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


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...BAC/SAS...





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