Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 271722
FLSBIS
Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1222 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
  Wintering River near Karlsruhe affecting McHenry County

For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Towner...Karlsruhe...
Minor flooding is occurring. Minor flooding is forecast at Foxholm
and Karlsruhe. Moderate flooding is forecast at Towner.

.Lake Darling outflows are holding at 1200 cubic feet per second.
As melt progresses additional changes are likely. Any changes are
highly dependent on observed and forecast temperatures and timing
of local runoff to maintain target flow of 2000 cubic feet per
second at Minot.

Increased outflows from Lake Darling and snowmelt runoff below
Lake Darling are producing rises along the Souris. This includes
Foxholm and Towner on the mainstem Souris, and Karlsruhe on the
Wintering River. Flood warnings remain in effect for these locations.
Ice remains at both Karlsruhe and Towner and can cause rapid
fluctuations in the river levels.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Do not drive into areas where water tops the
roadway. Turn around...Don`t drown. Avoid driving on flooded roads.

A follow-up product will be issued.

&&

NDC101-282322-
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1222 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Foxholm.
* until further notice.
* At 11:15 AM Monday the stage was 1573 feet.
* Flood stage is 1573 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will remain near 1573 feet.
* Impact...At 1575 feet...Rural flooding begins.

&&

             FLD  OBSERVED           FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG    STG    DAY/TIME   Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat

Souris River Basin
 Foxholm     1573  1573.2  Mon 11 AM 1573.2 1573.2 1573.2 1573.2  1573.2

LAT...LON 4845 10159 4845 10155 4843 10151 4828 10140
      4827 10142 4837 10152

$$

NDC049-282322-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/TOWN8.2.DR.000000T0000Z.170402T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NR/
1222 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Towner.
* until further notice.
* At 8:00 AM Monday the stage was 1456 feet.
* Flood stage is 1454 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 1456 feet by
  Saturday evening. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 1457 feet...Widespread flooding west and north of town
  with many roads affected.

&&

             FLD  OBSERVED                 FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG    STG    DAY/TIME   Tue      Wed    Thu     Fri    Sat

Souris River Basin
 Towner       1454 1455.8 Mon 8 AM   1455.9  1456.0  1456.1  1456.2 1456.4


LAT...LON 4810 10087 4830 10050 4845 10047 4845 10037
      4821 10045 4807 10085

$$

NDC049-282322-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0004.170328T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/KLSN8.1.IC.170328T0000Z.170401T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1222 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Wintering River near Karlsruhe.
* from Monday evening until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Monday the stage was 1508 feet.
* Flood stage is 1509 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by Monday evening and continue to
  rise to near 1509 feet by Saturday morning. additional rises are
  possible thereafter.

&&

              FLD  OBSERVED          FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION      STG    STG   DAY/TIME   Tue      Wed     Thu     Fri    Sat

Souris River Basin
 Karlsruhe    1509 1508.2 Mon 11 AM   1509.0  1509.0  1509.0  1509.1  1509.3

LAT...LON 4819 10060 4821 10054 4791 10043 4790 10058
      4798 10068 4805 10063

$$



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