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.


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.