Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1037 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH
DAKOTA...
  SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER AFFECTING MCHENRY COUNTY
FOR THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN INCLUDING TOWNER...MINOR FLOODING IS
OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.

.THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER IS NEAR ITS PEAK DUE TO RELEASES
FROM THE UPSTREAM DAMS. HOWEVER...EARLY INDICATIONS SUGGEST THAT
ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE EARLY NEXT WEEK. THIS MUCH
RAIN WOULD DELAY THE CURRENTLY EXPECTED DECREASE IN RIVER LEVELS
AND MAY CAUSE ANOTHER MINOR RISE LATE NEXT WEEK.


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.

&&

NDC049-252137-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0016.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/TOWN8.1.DR.140222T1800Z.140425T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1037 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR TOWNER.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT  7:00 PM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 52.2 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 52.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 52.8 FEET BY
  TOMORROW EARLY AFTERNOON THEN BEGIN FALLING.
* IMPACT...AT 53.0 FEET...NO SIGNIFICANT FLOOD PROBLEMS.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 TOWNER       52 52.2 TUE 7 PM   52.7   52.8   52.8   52.7   52.7


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

$$
AJS



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