Flood Warning
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
800 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

  Mississippi River Near Fort Ripley affecting Crow Wing and Morrison
  Counties

.Snowmelt water and rainfall from this past Monday will flow through
streams, rivers, and tributaries through this week. The abnormally
warm weather has been steadily melting snow over the past several
days. This in combination with up to three quarters of an inch of
rainfall from Monday will result in modest rises on the Mississippi
River. Water levels are forecast to reach flood stage on Saturday at
Fort Ripley. People with interests near area streams and rivers
are encouraged to monitor the latest forecast.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio for further updates...

For the most recent river information go to our web page at
www.weather.gov/dlh
and visit the AHPS/River information section for complete details.

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive through flooded areas.

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800 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
 The Mississippi River Near Fort Ripley.
* from Saturday morning until further notice.
* At  7:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 8.5 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Saturday morning and continue
  to rise to near 10.5 feet by early Monday morning.
* At 11.0 feet...This will cause minor flooding of rural areas near
  Fort Ripley..
This crest compares to a previous crest of 12.2 feet on May 18 1999.

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LAT...LON 4644 9420 4630 9420 4617 9423 4616 9440
      4626 9442

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WM



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