Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
1048 AM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...The flood watch continues for these river locations in North
Dakota...

  * Grafton...on the Park River...in Walsh County

.A warm stretch of daytime temperatures, and nighttime
temperatures near or below freezing are expected to drive a rise in
the river at Grafton ND sometime after this weekend. Substantial snow
pack in the upper parts of the Park River watershed are still waiting
to melt. Field reports of the lower basin indicate a fair amount of
snow/ice/water in the drainage ditches waiting to be released as
temperatures rise during the coming week. Some uncertainty remains
with our 7-day deterministic forecasts since the timing of the water
as runoff and soil infiltration are highly dependent on the diurnal
temperatures and thus the specific timing and magnitude of flooding
will change as this flood event progresses.

As always, during our spring flood melt season, the breakup of the
ice-covered rivers can quickly lead to localized ice-jam flooding. If
you see this situation, please call local law enforcement so they can
pass the river flooding conditions on to the National
Weather Service.

 The segments in this product are river forecasts for selected
 locations in the watch area...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...turn around, don`t drown...

 - Don`t travel through flooded areas!

 - Persons living in the Red River Basin should monitor river
   levels while the river is in, or near, flood.

 - Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio or TV
   for the latest updates.

For more information...go to the AHPS/River section
on our web page at:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

This forecast does not account for ice jams that can
quickly raise local river levels with little or no notice.

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1048 AM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017

The Flood Watch continues for
  the Park River at Grafton
* from late Wednesday night until further notice.
* At 10:30 AM Sunday the stage was 9.1 feet.
* Major flooding is possible.
* Flood Stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river may reach Flood Stage by Thursday morning.

&&

Daily 7am CDT/6am CST forecast stage in feet:

 Date                Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun
(month/day)         03/27  03/28  03/29  03/30  03/31  04/01  04/02

Park River
  Grafton            9.4    9.9   10.8   12.2   13.8   14.9   15.5


LAT...LON 4850 9749 4839 9750 4842 9716 4851 9715


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