Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
807 PM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017

...The flood watch continues for this river location in North
Dakota...

  * Grafton on the Park River...in Walsh County

.A warm stretch of daytime temperatures combined with nighttime
temperatures near freezing are expected to prompt a rise in
the river at Grafton ND during the upcoming week. Additionally,
snowpack in the upper parts of the Park River watershed is still
waiting to melt. Field reports from the lower basin indicate a fair
amount of snow/ice/water in the drainage ditches waiting to be
released as temperatures rise during the coming week. Some
uncertainty remains in our 7-day deterministic forecasts since the
timing of the water, as runoff and soil infiltration, are highly
dependent on the diurnal temperatures. Thus, the specific timing
and magnitude of flooding may change as this flood event progresses.

As always, during our spring flood melt season, the breakup of the
ice-covered rivers can quickly lead to localized ice-jam flooding. If
you see this situation, please call local law enforcement so they can
pass the river flooding conditions on to the National
Weather Service.

 The segments in this product are river forecasts for selected
 locations in the watch area...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

 - Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio or TV
   for the latest updates.

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

This forecast does not account for ice jams that can
quickly raise local river levels with little or no notice.

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807 PM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017

The Flood Watch continues for
  the Park River at Grafton
* from late Wednesday night until further notice.
* At  7:30 PM Sunday the stage was 9.3 feet.
* Major flooding is possible.
* Flood Stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river may reach minor Flood Stage by Thursday
morning and major flood stage by Friday afternoon.

&&

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

 Date                Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun
(month/day)         03/27  03/28  03/29  03/30  03/31  04/01  04/02
  Grafton            9.7   10.3   11.4   13.0   14.6   15.4   15.4
LAT...LON 4850 9749 4839 9750 4842 9716 4851 9715


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