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Very Warm, Humid Weekend - Strong, Severe Storm Risk

Warm and humid weekend for the region, lingering into the start of the new work week. Sunday afternoon shaping up to be the hottest period with heat indices from 95 to 100 degrees. Periodic storm chances Saturday into Monday. Any storm that develops could quickly become strong to severe. Outdoor plans this weekend? Plan now for heat and possible storm impacts. Read More >

What's Happening Now

The overall risk for flooding the rest of this Spring is near normal to slightly above normal. Probabilities continue to favor higher chances for minor flooding along the Mississippi River.  Wet soil conditions and higher than normal stream levels persist across the region. Future precipitation will drive whether the flood risk increases or decreases for the rest of the Spring months. 

Soil and stream conditions will likely remain favorable for flooding potential.  Continue to monitor river forecasts and weather forecasts closely if you live near or have interests along rivers and streams. 

What Can We Expect This Spring and Why

The overall risk for flooding is slightly above normal locally for the Mississippi River, while the risk for flooding along tributaries ranges from near normal to slightly above.
 
Major factors that are driving the increased flooding risk this spring include:
1) Above normal river levels for this time of year
2) Wet soil conditions
3) Snow pack in place but continues to melt across portions of far northern Minnesota into far northern Wisconsin.   
 

Preparedness Information

  • Monitor weather and river forecasts closely.
  • Consider flood insurance, especially if you are in a flood prone area. (may require 30 day notice)  
  • Prepare your home by making sure your sump pump is working  and consider a backup.  
  • If your personal property items can be moved and you are in a flood prone area, consider making plans now to move these in case flooding develops.  

 

 

Latest Snow Depth Information

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Latest River Level Information
Mississippi River Basin
Lake City
Wabasha
Alma
Minnesota City Dam 5
Lake City
Wabasha
Alma
Minnesota City
Winona Dam 5A
Winona
Trempealeau Dam 6
La Crescent Dam 7
La Crosse
Genoa Dam 8
Lansing
Lynxville Dam 9
McGregor
Guttenberg Dam 10
Dubuque Dam 11
Dubuque

 

Cedar River Basin
Lansing
Turtle Creek/AUM
Dobbins Creek/AUM
Austin WWTP
Osage
Charles City
Ionia (Little Cedar)
Waverly

 

Upper Iowa River Basin
Lime Springs
Kendallville
Bluffton
3NW Decorah
Decorah
Dorchester

 

Turkey River Basin
Cresco
Spillville
Eldorado
Clermont
 
Spillville
   
6SE Elgin
Elkader
Garber
 
Elkader
Garber

 

Volga River Basin
 
Wadena
Volga
Littleport
 

 

Grant - Platte - River Basins
Burton
Rockville

 

Black & Trempealeau River Basins
Neillsville
Hwy.95 / Lake Arbutus
East Fork / Lake Arbutus
Hatfield
Black River Falls
Galesville
Arcadia
Dodge

 

Kickapoo River Basin
Ontario
La Farge
Viola
Readstown
Soldiers Grove
Gays Mills
Steuben

 

Wisconsin River Basin
Petenwell Dam
Castle Rock Dam
Portage
Wisconsin Dells
Muscoda
Necedah

 

Zumbro River Basin
S.Fork/RST Beltline
Bear Creek/RST
Silver Creek/RST
Cascade/RST
S.Fork/37th St/RST
Zumbro Falls
M.Fork/Pine Island

 

Root & Whitewater River Basins
S.Branch/Carimona
S.Branch/Preston
S.Branch/Lanesboro
Houston
M.Fork/Whitewater S.P.
N.Fork/Near Elba