Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
314 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...HEAVY RAIN TODAY INTO SUNDAY...

.A POTENT LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN
SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA TODAY INTO SUNDAY. THE HEAVIEST PRECIPITATION WILL
OCCUR TODAY INTO TONIGHT...THEN END FROM SOUTH TO NORTH SUNDAY.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH
OF THE AREA...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR EVEN HIGHER AMOUNTS.

RAINFALL OVER THE PAST WEEK HAS KEPT SOIL MOISTURE VERY HIGH
ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN
COULD LEAD TO OVERLAND FLOODING...AND FLOODING OF CREEKS...
STREAMS AND SOME RIVERS.

STAY UP TO DATE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BIS AND FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL
MEDIA.

NDZ017>020-031>034-040>046-050-231615-
/O.CON.KBIS.FA.A.0002.000000T0000Z-140824T2100Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
MCKENZIE-DUNN-MERCER-OLIVER-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-
SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-MCINTOSH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WATFORD CITY...KILLDEER...BEULAH...
HAZEN...CENTER...BEACH...MEDORA...DICKINSON...MANDAN...MARMARTH...
MOTT...ELGIN...BOWMAN...HETTINGER...FORT YATES...LINTON...ASHLEY
314 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014 /214 AM MDT SAT AUG 23 2014/

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH
  DAKOTA...SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...IN NORTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...
   MCKENZIE. IN SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...EMMONS...GRANT...
  MERCER...MORTON...OLIVER AND SIOUX. IN SOUTHEAST NORTH
  DAKOTA...MCINTOSH. IN SOUTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...ADAMS...
  BILLINGS...BOWMAN...DUNN...GOLDEN VALLEY...HETTINGER...SLOPE
  AND STARK.

* THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

* BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER NEARLY SATURATED SOILS.

* FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAM AND NORMALLY LOW DRAINAGE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING. MONITOR
FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING
IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER
GROUND SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$

NDZ001>005-009>013-021>023-035-036-047-231615-
/O.CON.KBIS.FA.A.0002.140823T1500Z-140824T2100Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-
MCHENRY-PIERCE-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-WELLS-BURLEIGH-KIDDER-LOGAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROSBY...BOWBELLS...MOHALL...
BOTTINEAU...ROLLA...WILLISTON...NEW TOWN...MINOT...TOWNER...
RUGBY...GARRISON...MCCLUSKY...HARVEY...BISMARCK...STEELE...
NAPOLEON
314 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...NORTHWEST NORTH
  DAKOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHEAST NORTH
  DAKOTA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...IN NORTH CENTRAL
  NORTH DAKOTA...BOTTINEAU...MCHENRY...PIERCE...RENVILLE...
  ROLETTE AND WARD. IN NORTHWEST NORTH DAKOTA...BURKE...DIVIDE...
   MOUNTRAIL AND WILLIAMS. IN SOUTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA...
  BURLEIGH...KIDDER...MCLEAN...SHERIDAN AND WELLS. IN SOUTHEAST
  NORTH DAKOTA...LOGAN.

* FROM 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON

* BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL OVER NEARLY SATURATED SOILS.

* FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAM AND NORMALLY LOW DRAINAGE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING. MONITOR
FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING
IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER
GROUND SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$

KS




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