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Winter Storm to Impact the Western and Central U.S.

A developing storm will impact the western mountain ranges through Thursday. This storm will track inland across portions of the Rockies, High Plains and upper Mississippi River Valley for the remainder of this week. Further south, the chance for severe weather will extend from the Ohio Valley into the lower Mississippi River Valley Friday into Friday night. Read More >

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  Forecast Rainfall Amounts
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Forecast High Temperatures
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Forecast Low Temperatures
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Snow and Water Content Information

  Current Snow Depth        Current Snow Water Equivalent
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  Current Snow Temperature     Modeled Hourly Snow Melt
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Temperature and Precipitation Outlooks for Weeks 2 through 4

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Week 3 and 4 Temperature Outlook           Week 3 & 4 Precipitation Outlook



Mississippi River Highest Gage Height Records
Dubuque, IA Lock & Dam 11   25.69 ft   4/26/1965
Dubuque, IA Railroad Bridge   26.81 ft   4/26/1965
Bellevue, IA Lock & Dam 12   23.51 ft   4/26/1965
Fulton, IL Lock & Dam 13   24.75 ft   4/28/1965
Camanche, IA   24.65 ft   4/28/1965
Le Claire, IA Lock & Dam 14   17.75 ft   4/28/1965
Rock Island, IL Lock & Dam 15   22.70 ft   5/2/2019
Illinois City , IL Lock & Dam 16   24.10 ft   7/9/1993
Muscatine, IA   25.61 ft   7/9/1993
New Boston, IL Lock & Dam 17   25.90 ft   7/9/1993
Keithsburg, IL   24.49 ft   6/17/2008
Gladstone, IL Lock & Dam 18   22.46 ft   6/17/2008
Burlington, IA   25.73 ft   6/17/2008
Keokuk, IA Lock & Dam 19   27.58 ft   7/10/1993
Gregory Landing, MO   28.49 ft   7/9/1993



2020 Flood Outlook Webpage - Last Updated 3/12/2019


Chance of Exceedance Probabilities for the Next 3 Months

Probabilistic Hydrologic Outlook


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