Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
1213 PM CST Sun Feb 19 2017

...SNOW MELT CONTRIBUTING TO RIVER LEVEL RISES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
RED RIVER VALLEY...

The recent string of above average temperatures has resulted in
most of the snow cover disappearing over much of the southern half
of the Red River Valley. Due to this decrease in snow cover, some
locations across the Red River Valley are beginning to depict a
response in river levels, in addition to some water running or
remaining frozen in the soil, field tiles, and ditches.

Several forecast points along the southern half of the Red River
Valley, in addition to its North Dakota and Minnesota tributaries,
are expected to reach or exceed action stage in the coming days.
Some points may even reach flood stage briefly as the threat of
precipitation returns to start the new work week. However, note
that there continues to be a high level of uncertainty regarding
the precipitation forecast and how much of this water will flow
into the river system as temperatures remain mild through midweek.

Information will likely change as more data becomes available and
confidence increases. Please stay tuned to the latest forecasts
for any updates.

Locations expected to be near or possibly slightly above flood
stage...

Location.......Flood Stage......Rising to........When
Fargo.............18 ft.........17 to 18 ft......Tuesday Feb 21
Sabin.............13 ft.........12 to 13 ft......Tuesday Feb 21
Hawley.............8 ft...........7 to 9 ft......Tuesday Feb 21
Dilworth..........13 ft.........12 to 14 ft......Wednesday Feb 22

Locations expected to reach or exceed action stage, but remain
below flood stage...

Location.......Flood Stage.......Rising to........When
Mapleton..........905 ft......901 to 902 ft.......Monday Feb 20
Hendrum............20 ft........18 to 19 ft.......Thursday Feb 23
Hillsboro..........10 ft..........8 to 9 ft.......Thursday Feb 23
Crookston..........15 ft........12 to 13 ft.......Thursday Feb 23
East Grand Forks...28 ft........27 to 28 ft.......Friday Feb 24
Oslo...............26 ft........23 to 25 ft.......Friday Feb 24
Minto...............6 ft..........4 to 5 ft.......Thursday Feb 23
Grafton............12 ft.........9 to 10 ft.......Wednesday Feb 22

$$

Lee



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