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Weather for Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin

Lat: 43.04N, Lon: 91.14W
Wx Zone: WIZ054 CWA Used: ARX

Wisconsin Drought Monitor

The Wisconsin Drought monitor is a subset of the United States Monitor, issued every Thursday morning, based on drought conditions the previous Tuesday. The map below shows the current drought level around the state, and the percent of Wisconsin land area in each drought level compared to the previous week.

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Wisconsin Drought Monitor

Wisconsin Hydrologic Information Statement

Note that if drought conditions are not being experienced, or in the case of river flooding or heavy rain, this statement may be used to indicate river flows or flood potential.

FGUS73 KARX 222113

313 PM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

...Ice Jams Possible Through Early This Week...

Snowmelt water from the recent warm days was flowing into many
streams and rivers across the area. Most rises have been in the
one to two foot range. This is enough to cause what ice cover
there is on area rivers to break up and jam as the meltwater and
ice flow downstream.

Ice jams have been observed along the Turkey River at Millville
and the Volga River near Fayette. Gauges on the Turkey River
upstream of Elkader Iowa and on the Upper Iowa River near
Dorchester have given signals of brief jams.

With temperatures remaining at or above freezing through Monday,
snowmelt and the threat of ice jams will continue. The greater
threat of jams will generally be the lower reaches of the
tributary rivers where the flow slows down as they approach the
Mississippi, or where river channels tighten or make quick turns.

Fluctuations in river levels are possible as ice continues
to break up and move down stream. Area residents are urged to
monitor river levels the next couple days and report any rapid
rises or flooding to law enforcement.