Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
1101 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

...The flood warning has been extended for these river locations in
Minnesota and North Dakota...

  * Fargo...on the Red River...in Clay and Cass counties
  * East Grand Forks...on the Red River...in Polk and Grand Forks
  counties
  * Hawley...on the Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Dilworth...on the Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN)...in Norman County

...The flood warning continues for these river locations in
Minnesota and North Dakota...

  * Oslo...on the Red River...in Marshall, Walsh, Polk, and Grand
  Forks Counties
  * Sabin...on the South Branch Buffalo River ...in Clay County

.River levels continue to rise along the Red River Valley due to
recent snow melt and precipitation.

Note that there continues to be a somewhat higher level of
uncertainty in the current forecasts due to the significant period of
cold air temperatures expected later this week. These temperatures
may cause runoff to freeze in the drainage networks, rivers, and
streams, rather than flow downstream. In that case, river levels may
not rise as high as forecast. On the other hand, ice jamming and
other effects due to ice is possible as temperatures decrease and
cannot be ruled out as a factor in increased river levels, especially
at Oslo. The effects of ice have not been included in these
forecasts.

This forecast is for a 7-day period...the highest stage indicated
  may not reflect the crest for this event.

  Forecasts are updated daily and stage values will change as new
  weather and river information is used. River forecasts usually use
  48 hours of expected precipitation but depending on the situation
  it may include precipitation expected through the next 72 hours.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

 - Don`t travel through flooded areas!

 - Persons in the warned area need to take steps to protect life
   and property. If necessary move to a higher and safer location.

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

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

&&

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1101 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Fargo...on the Red River.
* Until Tuesday evening or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10:15 AM Wednesday the stage was 20.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and during the next 7 days Minor
  flooding is forecast.
* Minor Flood Stage is 18.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river will rise to a crest near 21.7 feet sometime
  Friday early afternoon. The river will fall below Flood Stage
  Monday early afternoon.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 22.0 feet, Fargo...North Broadway bridge
  is closed.

&&

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

 Date                Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed
(month/day)         02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01

Red River
  Fargo             21.3   21.6   21.3   20.0   18.5   17.3   16.8


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


$$

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1101 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...East Grand Forks...on the Red River.
* From Thursday evening to Wednesday March 1 or until the warning
  is cancelled.
* At 9:45 AM Wednesday the stage was 21.7 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 28.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above Flood Stage by Thursday night and continue to
  rise to near 31.0 feet by Saturday evening. The river will fall
  below Flood Stage by Tuesday mid-morning.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 33.0 feet, Agricultural flooding begins
  along the Red River of the North between Grand Forks (River Mile
  296) and Oslo (River Mile 271).

&&

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

 Date                Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed
(month/day)         02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01

Red River
  East Grand Forks  25.4   28.9   30.9   30.9   30.1   28.1   26.0


LAT...LON 4768 9674 4807 9698 4810 9719 4767 9699


$$

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1101 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Oslo...on the Red River.
* From Thursday evening until further notice or until the warning
  is cancelled.
* At 10:15 AM Wednesday the stage was 17.6 feet.
* Moderate Flood Stage is 30.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above Flood Stage by Thursday night and continue to
  rise to near 31.5 feet by Sunday early afternoon.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 30.0 feet, moderate Flood Stage.

&&

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

 Date                Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed
(month/day)         02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01

Red River
  Oslo              22.2   27.3   30.3   31.4   31.4   30.7   29.1


LAT...LON 4810 9721 4807 9698 4846 9706 4848 9725


$$

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1101 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Sabin...on the South Branch Buffalo River.
* Until late Thursday night or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 9:45 AM Wednesday the stage was 12.3 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river is expected to rise to near Flood Stage
  Wednesday early afternoon.
* The river is forecast to crest at 13.0 feet on Wednesday early
afternoon
  during this 7-day period.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 13.0 feet, flooding on road cut at old
  meander scar east of gage begins.

&&

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

 Date                Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed
(month/day)         02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01

S. Buffalo River
  Sabin             12.7   12.0   11.0   10.0    9.4    9.0    8.7


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


$$

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1101 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Hawley...on the Buffalo River.
* From late Thursday night to Saturday evening or until the warning
  is cancelled.
* At 9:45 AM Wednesday the stage was 7.2 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river is expected to rise to near Flood Stage early
  Friday morning.
* The river is forecast to crest at 8.0 feet on early Friday morning
  during this 7-day period.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 8.0 feet, parts of Hawley city park begin
  to flood.

&&

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

 Date                Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed
(month/day)         02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01

Buffalo River
  Hawley             7.9    8.0    7.8    7.4    7.1    6.7    6.4


LAT...LON 4701 9603 4692 9650 4684 9652 4680 9633 4690 9601


$$

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1101 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Dilworth...on the Buffalo River.
* From late tonight to Tuesday morning or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 9:30 AM Wednesday the stage was 11.4 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above Flood Stage by early Thursday morning and
  continue to rise to near 15.0 feet by early Friday morning. The
  river will fall below Flood Stage by early Monday morning.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 15.0 feet, gage not accessible above 15
  feet.

&&

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

 Date                Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed
(month/day)         02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01

Buffalo River
  Dilworth          13.6   15.0   14.5   13.9   12.7   11.8   11.2


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


$$

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1101 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN).
* From late tonight to Tuesday morning or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 10:30 AM Wednesday the stage was 18.5 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 20.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above Flood Stage by early Thursday morning and
  continue to rise to near 21.5 feet by Friday evening. The river
  will fall below Flood Stage by early Monday morning.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 20.0 feet, Flood Warning Stage...Minor.

&&

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

 Date                Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed
(month/day)         02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01

Wild Rice River (MN)
  Hendrum           20.3   21.3   21.4   20.8   19.7   18.5   17.0


LAT...LON 4734 9683 4724 9684 4715 9673 4722 9653 4732 9656


$$

Lee



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