The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center (LMRFC) released the update below on river stage conditions (yesterday). There were no attachments to the update, just the following text.
“We continue to have minimal rainfall across the basin so long range models continue to show falls over the next 28 days.
Snowmelt crests have reached the lower Mississippi River and falls should begin over the next several days.
The 16 day future rainfall model continues to show minimal rainfall over the basin. The model is showing falls on the lower Ohio and lower Mississippi Rivers through the third week of June.”
The Carrolton Gage (New Orleans) reading at 1400 hours today was 8.61 feet with a 24-hour change of + 0.06 feet. The stages on the Carrollton Gage are predicted to continue a slow fall to
5.8 feet on June 21, 2023.
The graphs below are the latest 2 and 16 Day river stage forecasts for Cairo (IL) and New Orleans (LA) as reproduced from NOAA’s National Weather Service website (today). Both projections indicate steady slow falls.
The highest crest in 2023 on the Carrollton Gage was recorded at 2400 hours on April 13, 2023 with 14.10 feet.