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Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
825 PM CST SAT FEB 25 2017

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

  * Fargo...on the Red River Clay and Cass Counties
  * East Grand Forks...on the Red River Polk and Grand Forks
  * Oslo...on the Red River Marshall...Walsh...Polk and Grand
  Forks Counties
  * Dilworth...on the Buffalo River Clay County
  * Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN) Norman County

.Water levels along the Red River at Oslo and East Grand Forks,
the Wild Rice River at Hendrum, Minnesota and the Buffalo River at
Dilworth are continuing to rise and will crest over the next few
days. The Wild Rice River at Hendrum is being affected by backwater
from the mainstem Red River. Additionally, water levels along
the Red River at Fargo will continue to fall over the next few days.

Little additional precipitation is expected in the local area over
the next week. However, cool weather is expected to occur this
weekend and into early next week. The cool weather may cause river
levels to not rise as high as forecast. However the effect of
possible ice and ice jams has not been included in the 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
  24 hours of expected precipitation but depending on the situation
  it may include precipitation expected through the next 72 hours.


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...go to the AHPS/River section
on our web page at:


825 PM CST SAT FEB 25 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Fargo...on the Red River.
* until further notice...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:15 PM Saturday the stage was 21.8 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 continue to fall to a stage of 20.4 feet
  by Monday.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 22.0 feet, Fargo...North Broadway bridge is


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

 Date                Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat
(month/day)         02/26  02/27  02/28  03/01  03/02  03/03  03/04
  Fargo             20.8   20.0   19.3   18.6   18.3   18.1   18.0
LAT...LON 4715 9673 4724 9683 4724 9694 4676 9689 4677 9671


Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
309 PM CST Sat Feb 25 2017

West Polk-Norman-Clay-Kittson-Roseau-Lake Of The Woods-
West Marshall-East Marshall-North Beltrami-Pennington-Red Lake-
East Polk-North Clearwater-South Beltrami-Mahnomen-
South Clearwater-Hubbard-West Becker-East Becker-Wilkin-
West Otter Tail-East Otter Tail-Wadena-Grant-Towner-Cavalier-
Pembina-Benson-Ramsey-Eastern Walsh County-Eddy-Nelson-
Grand Forks-Griggs-Steele-Traill-Barnes-Cass-Ransom-Sargent-
Richland-Western Walsh County-
309 PM CST Sat Feb 25 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern North
Dakota, west central and northwest Minnesota.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

A compact area of low pressure will cross the region overnight
into early Sunday. An associated band of snow is expected from the
Devils Lake basin through the central portion of the region.
Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible with locally heavier
amounts not out of the question.

Temperatures this weekend will continue to stay mostly below the
freezing mark except in a few locations across southeastern North
Dakota and west central Minnesota. This will slow down or stop the
snow melt, but rivers and streams will continue to respond. See
the latest flood statements and flood warnings for the most
current river information.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation will not be required.


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