River Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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Hydrologic Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
1040 AM CST SAT FEB 18 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 Wild Rice
river basin in North Dakota, in addition to the Bois de Sioux and
western Buffalo basins. Due to this decrease in snow cover, some
locations across the southern Red River Valley are beginning to
depict a response in river levels in addition to some water
remaining frozen in the soil, field tiles, and ditches.

Note that there continues to be uncertainty regarding how much of
this water will flow into the river system over the weekend and
the beginning of next week as the warm temperatures continue. In
addition, a storm system is forecast to bring measurable rain to
the area Monday and Monday night. Any rain that falls will add to
the possible runoff starting to enter the river system. Based on
forecast warmth and precipitation with this upcoming event, the
potential exists for some locations across the southern Red River
basin to reach near minor flood stage.

  This high water notice includes forecasts for...

  Red River at Fargo...S. Buffalo River at Sabin...Buffalo River at
  Dilworth.

A High Water Notice is issued when river levels are high but are
expected to remain below flood stage for the forecast period.

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.

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

MNC027-NDC017-191640-
1040 AM CST SAT FEB 18 2017

A High Water Notice continues for...
* ...Fargo...on the Red River.
* At 10 AM Saturday February 18 the Stage was 15.4 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage...18.0 feet.
* A high water notice is issued when river levels are high but are
  expected to remain below flood stage for the forecast period.

&&

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

 Date                Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat
(month/day)         02/19  02/20  02/21  02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25

Red River
  Fargo             15.8   16.4   17.0   17.3   17.5   17.4   17.4


LAT...LON 4715 9673 4724 9683 4724 9694 4676 9689 4677 9671


$$

MNC027-191640-
1040 AM CST SAT FEB 18 2017

A High Water Notice continues for...
* ...Sabin...on the S Br Buffalo River.
* At 9 AM Saturday February 18 the Stage was 8.8 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage...13.0 feet.
* A high water notice is issued when river levels are high but are
  expected to remain below flood stage for the forecast period.

&&

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

 Date                Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat
(month/day)         02/19  02/20  02/21  02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25

S. Buffalo River
  Sabin             11.2   12.2   12.5   12.3   11.7   11.0   10.1


LAT...LON 4663 9666 4663 9650 4686 9657 4689 9670


$$

MNC027-191640-
1040 AM CST SAT FEB 18 2017

A High Water Notice continues for...
* ...Dilworth...on the Buffalo River.
* At 9 AM Saturday February 18 the Stage was 5.8 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage...13.0 feet.
* A high water notice is issued when river levels are high but are
  expected to remain below flood stage for the forecast period.

&&

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

 Date                Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat
(month/day)         02/19  02/20  02/21  02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25

Buffalo River
  Dilworth           7.0   10.0   11.8   12.2   12.4   12.5   12.4


LAT...LON 4715 9682 4704 9681 4689 9669 4684 9652 4692 9650


$$




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