4/18 Stream Conditions

Southeast MN, northeast IA, and southwest WI have received rain and sleet the last couple days, and may pick up another 1/4″ to 1/2″ of liquid today, otherwise amounts have not been terribly high. Streams got a bump in levels from rain last night into this morning, but it has been minor.

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Most trout streams should be in decent shape this weekend. Chilly weather will be more of an opponent than stream conditions with temperatures running 15-20 degrees below normal and a really strong wind Friday. Larger rivers are still running higher and dirtier, but they may be worth a scout, too.

Minor accumulations of snow are on the way tonight through Friday morning, about a half inch to 2″ in southeast MN, more in central to NE Minnesota. We get a break in precipitation Saturday with a little sunshine, especially in the morning, then another wave of rain/snow arrives Saturday night through Sunday with amounts expected to be around a half inch by the end of Sunday.

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