The good news from having hardly any snow in the Upper Midwest this past winter meant no news headlines of flooding down the Mississippi River. However, over the last few weeks, the overall weather pattern has been driving storm systems through the region. While SE MN and NE IA haven’t always always benefited from these recent rains streams and smaller rivers that drain into the might Mississippi have sure had a lot.
All of the heavy rain over the same area’s have caused the river to rise and thus a Flood Warning is in effect for Wabasha County as the Mississippi River there is expected to crest just above Minor Flood Stage in the upcoming days. Below is the river forecast put out by the river forecast crew of the National Weather Service.