Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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WGUS83 KBIS 221544
FLSBIS
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
1044 AM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

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

.THE CURRENT DOWNWARD TREND IN THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE IS MOST
LIKELY TO CONTINUE OVER THE NEAR TERM DESPITE INCOMING RAINS THROUGH
SUNDAY. ONCE THE RAINS HAVE MATERIALIZED...THERE IS A DISTINCT
POSSIBILITY OF AT LEAST A SLOW DOWN IN THE CURRENT TREND...OR FOR A
MODEST RISE IN THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.


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.


&&

NDC009-261544-
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1044 AM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT 10:00 AM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.3 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL REMAIN NEAR 11.3 FEET THROUGH TODAY.
* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...WILDLIFE AND REFUGE FLOODING ONLY.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10 11.3 FRI 10 AM  11.2   11.1   11.1   11.1   11.0


LAT...LON 4900 10099 4900 10093 4886 10090 4875 10080
      4875 10088 4890 10099



$$
AJS


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