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Spring Flood Outlook

The latest updated outlook from the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities for spring flooding in the upper Mississippi, Minnesota, and Chippewa River basins remains well above normal, particularly on the Mississippi from St. Paul downstream.

The very high snowpack for this time of year has started to diminish a little, but remains well above normal for the end of March.

In the short term, probabilities for some heavy rainfall over the southern and eastern sections of the area aree increasing for the next seven days. We may see start of at least minor flooding in SE Minnesota tributaries (Cannon, Zumbro, etc) as well as the Chippewa basin in Wisconsin, by late this weekend.

Another storm system is expected next week, setting the stage for the melt to begin in earnest.

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