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Major Flooding & *ANOTHER* Dose of Winter

22 Apr 2013, 11:19 am
Grand Rapids Flood Fish
Grand Rapids Flood Fish

 

Check out that picture above.  That is what happens when you get record-level flooding and have buildings nearby.  Cool picture… unfortunate situation.

There is major flooding occurring in a number of locations.  Not just Grand Rapids – although that is one of the larger metropolitan areas seeing flooding.  Check out how their river is faring over the past several and next several days:

 

Grand Rapids Flooding Stats
Grand Rapids Flooding Stats

 

We hit record levels for flooding yesterday in the Grand Rapids area.  Pretty impressive.  In fact, here is another picture depicting just how impressive this is:

 

Grand Rapids Flooding
Grand Rapids Flooding

 

When you have water OVER the sign indicating water OVER the road… that is some impressive flooding.  Unfortunately, flooding is not unique right now to Grand Rapids and western Michigan.  Check out these river gauges from out of Illinois:

 

Peoria Flooding Stats
Peoria Flooding Stats

 

Davenport Flooding Stats
Davenport Flooding Stats

 

These are just a few of the examples out there.  Moline at the Rock River saw record level flooding as well.  Other impressive river floods (impressive in a bad way) will be sticking around and forming in the Midwest.

Check out this link below to see some aerial shots of flooding from Illinois:

http://ilwingnews.blogspot.com/2013/04/disaster-relief-missions-continue-in.html

Amazing shots.  You’ll see more of these, unfortunately, popping up throughout the next few weeks.

One more thing… I’ve stalled until now to talk about it.  Snow.  It’s back, again, for many folks.  As of this morning we saw reports coming up on the order of 17 inches out of western South Dakota.

I’ve pulled the latest RPM model from this morning, and analyzed what it’s saying for you.  Basically – if you live in Minneapolis, MN, you can expect close to 6″ (or more) of snow.

 

Monday Snow Forecast
Monday Snow Forecast

 

Keep in mind that the picture above is just model output – and totals have ranged for the Twin Cities from 2-3″ to around 8-10″ over the past 24 hours.  6″ is kind of a safe zone to expect, and it ALL depends on the temperature boundary and how/where it sets up.

Stay tuned!

 

WeatherNation Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer @ashafferWNTV

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