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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
705 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Minnesota...

  Mississippi River Near Fort Ripley affecting Crow Wing and Morrison
  Counties

.Snowmelt water and rainfall from this past Monday will flow through
streams, rivers, and tributaries through this week. The abnormally
warm weather has been steadily melting snow over the past several
days. This in combination with up to three quarters of an inch of
rainfall from Monday will result in modest rises on the Mississippi
River. Water levels have risen to minor flood stage at
Fort Ripley due to ice jamming downstream and fluctuations in stage
of 1 to 2 feet are possible until ice breaks up and moves out.
People with interests near area streams and rivers are encouraged
to monitor the latest forecast.

MNC035-097-231305-
/O.EXT.KDLH.FL.W.0001.170222T1301Z-000000T0000Z/
/FTRM5.1.ER.170222T1122Z.170222T1800Z.000000T0000Z.UU/
705 AM CST WED FEB 22 2017

...Flood Warning now in effect until further notice...The Flood
Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River Near Fort Ripley.
* At  6:30 AM Wednesday the stage was 10.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 10.5 feet by this
  afternoon then begin falling.
* At 11.0 feet...This will cause minor flooding of rural areas near
  Fort Ripley..
This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.3 feet on May 22 2015.

&&



LAT...LON 4644 9420 4630 9420 4617 9423 4616 9440
      4626 9442

$$

BJH

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017


...The flood warning has been extended for these river locations in
Minnesota...North Dakota...

  * Fargo...on the Red River...in Clay and Cass Counties
  * Sabin...on the S Br Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Dilworth...on the Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN)...in Norman County

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

  * East Grand Forks...on the Red River ...in Polk and Grand Forks
  Counties
  * Oslo...on the Red River ...in Marshall...Walsh...Polk and Grand
  Forks Counties
  * Hawley...on the Buffalo River ...in Clay County


.There is a lot of uncertainty in the forecasts issued this
 evening.  A significant period of cold air temperatures are
 expected later this week which may cause runoff to freeze
 in the drainage networks, rivers, and streams, rather than
 flow downstream.  In that case, the rivers may not rise as
 high as our forecasts.

 There is still ice present in area rivers and streams.
 Ice affected river gages do not give a good indication of actual
 flow in the channel.  Rating Curves require open water in order
 to be used to estimate flows.

 Ice jams are very common at Oslo and cannot be ruled out.
 The effect of a possible ice jam is not included in this forecast.

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.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

&&

MNC027-NDC017-231527-
/O.EXT.KFGF.FL.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170301T2159Z/
/FGON8.1.ER.170220T1845Z.170224T0000Z.170228T1559Z.NO/
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Fargo...on the Red River.
* until Wednesday March 01...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8:15 PM Tuesday the stage was 20.2 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 rise to a crest near 21.5 feet sometime
  Thursday evening. The river will fall below Flood Stage late
  Tuesday morning.
* The river is forecast to crest at 21.5 on Thursday evening during
  this 7-day period.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 22.0 feet, Fargo...North Broadway bridge is
  closed.

&&

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

 Date                Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue
(month/day)         02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28
  Fargo             21.0   21.5   21.3   20.7   19.8   18.8   17.7
LAT...LON 4715 9673 4724 9683 4724 9694 4676 9689 4677 9671


$$

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017


...The flood warning has been extended for these river locations in
Minnesota...North Dakota...

  * Fargo...on the Red River...in Clay and Cass Counties
  * Sabin...on the S Br Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Dilworth...on the Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN)...in Norman County

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

  * East Grand Forks...on the Red River ...in Polk and Grand Forks
  Counties
  * Oslo...on the Red River ...in Marshall...Walsh...Polk and Grand
  Forks Counties
  * Hawley...on the Buffalo River ...in Clay County


.There is a lot of uncertainty in the forecasts issued this
 evening.  A significant period of cold air temperatures are
 expected later this week which may cause runoff to freeze
 in the drainage networks, rivers, and streams, rather than
 flow downstream.  In that case, the rivers may not rise as
 high as our forecasts.

 There is still ice present in area rivers and streams.
 Ice affected river gages do not give a good indication of actual
 flow in the channel.  Rating Curves require open water in order
 to be used to estimate flows.

 Ice jams are very common at Oslo and cannot be ruled out.
 The effect of a possible ice jam is not included in this forecast.

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.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

&&

MNC027-231526-
/O.EXT.KFGF.FL.W.0008.170222T1200Z-170224T0600Z/
/SABM5.1.ER.170222T1200Z.170222T1200Z.170223T0000Z.NO/
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Sabin...on the S Br Buffalo River.
* from Wednesday morning to late Thursday night...or until the
  warning is cancelled.
* At  8:45 PM Tuesday the stage was 10.2 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river is expected to rise to near Flood Stage
  Wednesday mid-morning.
* The river is forecast to crest at 13.0 on Wednesday mid-morning
  during this 7-day period.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 13.0 feet, Flooding on road cut at old
  meander scar east of gage begins.

&&

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

 Date                Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue
(month/day)         02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28
  Sabin             13.0   12.4   11.5   10.4    9.7    9.2    8.8
LAT...LON 4663 9666 4663 9650 4686 9657 4689 9670


$$

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017


...The flood warning has been extended for these river locations in
Minnesota...North Dakota...

  * Fargo...on the Red River...in Clay and Cass Counties
  * Sabin...on the S Br Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Dilworth...on the Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN)...in Norman County

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

  * East Grand Forks...on the Red River ...in Polk and Grand Forks
  Counties
  * Oslo...on the Red River ...in Marshall...Walsh...Polk and Grand
  Forks Counties
  * Hawley...on the Buffalo River ...in Clay County


.There is a lot of uncertainty in the forecasts issued this
 evening.  A significant period of cold air temperatures are
 expected later this week which may cause runoff to freeze
 in the drainage networks, rivers, and streams, rather than
 flow downstream.  In that case, the rivers may not rise as
 high as our forecasts.

 There is still ice present in area rivers and streams.
 Ice affected river gages do not give a good indication of actual
 flow in the channel.  Rating Curves require open water in order
 to be used to estimate flows.

 Ice jams are very common at Oslo and cannot be ruled out.
 The effect of a possible ice jam is not included in this forecast.

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.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

&&

MNC107-231526-
/O.EXT.KFGF.FL.W.0009.170223T1312Z-170228T2159Z/
/HNDM5.1.ER.170223T1312Z.170224T1800Z.170227T1559Z.NO/
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN).
* from Thursday morning to Tuesday February 28...or until the warning
  is cancelled.
* At  8:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 16.9 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 20.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above Flood Stage by Thursday mid-morning and
  continue to rise to near 21.5 feet by Friday early afternoon. The
  river will fall below Flood Stage by late Monday morning.
* The river is forecast to crest at 21.5 on Friday early afternoon
  during this 7-day period.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 20.0 feet, Flood Warning Stage...Minor.

&&

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

 Date                Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue
(month/day)         02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28
  Hendrum           19.1   20.8   21.5   21.4   20.7   19.6   18.4
LAT...LON 4734 9683 4724 9684 4715 9673 4722 9653 4732 9656


$$

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017


...The flood warning has been extended for these river locations in
Minnesota...North Dakota...

  * Fargo...on the Red River...in Clay and Cass Counties
  * Sabin...on the S Br Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Dilworth...on the Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN)...in Norman County

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

  * East Grand Forks...on the Red River ...in Polk and Grand Forks
  Counties
  * Oslo...on the Red River ...in Marshall...Walsh...Polk and Grand
  Forks Counties
  * Hawley...on the Buffalo River ...in Clay County


.There is a lot of uncertainty in the forecasts issued this
 evening.  A significant period of cold air temperatures are
 expected later this week which may cause runoff to freeze
 in the drainage networks, rivers, and streams, rather than
 flow downstream.  In that case, the rivers may not rise as
 high as our forecasts.

 There is still ice present in area rivers and streams.
 Ice affected river gages do not give a good indication of actual
 flow in the channel.  Rating Curves require open water in order
 to be used to estimate flows.

 Ice jams are very common at Oslo and cannot be ruled out.
 The effect of a possible ice jam is not included in this forecast.

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.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

&&

MNC027-231526-
/O.CON.KFGF.FL.W.0004.170224T0600Z-170226T0600Z/
/HWYM5.1.ER.170224T0600Z.170224T0600Z.170225T0000Z.NO/
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Hawley...on the Buffalo River.
* from late Thursday night to late Saturday night...or until the
  warning is cancelled.
* At  8:45 PM Tuesday the stage was 6.4 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 8.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river is expected to rise to near Flood Stage early
  Friday morning.
* The river is forecast to crest at 8.0 on early Friday morning
  during this 7-day period.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 8.0 feet, Parts of Hawley city park begin
  to flood.

&&

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

 Date                Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue
(month/day)         02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28
  Hawley             7.4    7.9    8.0    7.6    7.3    7.0    6.6
LAT...LON 4701 9603 4692 9650 4684 9652 4680 9633 4690 9601


$$

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017


...The flood warning has been extended for these river locations in
Minnesota...North Dakota...

  * Fargo...on the Red River...in Clay and Cass Counties
  * Sabin...on the S Br Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Dilworth...on the Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN)...in Norman County

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

  * East Grand Forks...on the Red River ...in Polk and Grand Forks
  Counties
  * Oslo...on the Red River ...in Marshall...Walsh...Polk and Grand
  Forks Counties
  * Hawley...on the Buffalo River ...in Clay County


.There is a lot of uncertainty in the forecasts issued this
 evening.  A significant period of cold air temperatures are
 expected later this week which may cause runoff to freeze
 in the drainage networks, rivers, and streams, rather than
 flow downstream.  In that case, the rivers may not rise as
 high as our forecasts.

 There is still ice present in area rivers and streams.
 Ice affected river gages do not give a good indication of actual
 flow in the channel.  Rating Curves require open water in order
 to be used to estimate flows.

 Ice jams are very common at Oslo and cannot be ruled out.
 The effect of a possible ice jam is not included in this forecast.

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.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

&&

MNC027-231526-
/O.EXT.KFGF.FL.W.0005.170223T0742Z-170301T0200Z/
/DILM5.1.ER.170223T0742Z.170224T1800Z.170227T2000Z.NO/
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Dilworth...on the Buffalo River.
* from late Wednesday night to Tuesday February 28...or until the
  warning is cancelled.
* At  8:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 10.7 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 13.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above Flood Stage by early Thursday morning and
  continue to rise to near 15.0 feet by Friday early afternoon. The
  river will fall below Flood Stage by Monday early afternoon.
* The river is forecast to crest at 15.0 on Friday early afternoon
  during this 7-day period.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 15.0 feet, Gage not accessible above 15
  feet.

&&

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

 Date                Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue
(month/day)         02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28
  Dilworth          12.3   14.5   15.0   14.6   13.9   12.8   11.9
LAT...LON 4715 9682 4704 9681 4689 9669 4684 9652 4692 9650


$$

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017


...The flood warning has been extended for these river locations in
Minnesota...North Dakota...

  * Fargo...on the Red River...in Clay and Cass Counties
  * Sabin...on the S Br Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Dilworth...on the Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN)...in Norman County

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

  * East Grand Forks...on the Red River ...in Polk and Grand Forks
  Counties
  * Oslo...on the Red River ...in Marshall...Walsh...Polk and Grand
  Forks Counties
  * Hawley...on the Buffalo River ...in Clay County


.There is a lot of uncertainty in the forecasts issued this
 evening.  A significant period of cold air temperatures are
 expected later this week which may cause runoff to freeze
 in the drainage networks, rivers, and streams, rather than
 flow downstream.  In that case, the rivers may not rise as
 high as our forecasts.

 There is still ice present in area rivers and streams.
 Ice affected river gages do not give a good indication of actual
 flow in the channel.  Rating Curves require open water in order
 to be used to estimate flows.

 Ice jams are very common at Oslo and cannot be ruled out.
 The effect of a possible ice jam is not included in this forecast.

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.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

&&

MNC119-NDC035-231527-
/O.CON.KFGF.FL.W.0002.170225T0051Z-000000T0000Z/
/EGFM5.1.ER.170225T0051Z.170226T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...East Grand Forks...on the Red River.
* from Friday evening until further notice...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At  8:45 PM Tuesday the stage was 19.9 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 28.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above Flood Stage by Friday evening and continue to
  rise to near 31.0 feet by Sunday mid-morning.
* The river is forecast to crest at 31.0 on Sunday mid-morning during
  this 7-day period.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 33.0 feet, Agricultural flooding begins
  along the Red River of the North between Grand Forks (River Mile
  296) and Oslo (River Mile 271).

&&

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

 Date                Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue
(month/day)         02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28
  East Grand Forks  22.0   24.6   27.9   30.4   31.0   30.8   29.9
LAT...LON 4768 9674 4807 9698 4810 9719 4767 9699


$$

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017


...The flood warning has been extended for these river locations in
Minnesota...North Dakota...

  * Fargo...on the Red River...in Clay and Cass Counties
  * Sabin...on the S Br Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Dilworth...on the Buffalo River...in Clay County
  * Hendrum...on the Wild Rice River (MN)...in Norman County

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

  * East Grand Forks...on the Red River ...in Polk and Grand Forks
  Counties
  * Oslo...on the Red River ...in Marshall...Walsh...Polk and Grand
  Forks Counties
  * Hawley...on the Buffalo River ...in Clay County


.There is a lot of uncertainty in the forecasts issued this
 evening.  A significant period of cold air temperatures are
 expected later this week which may cause runoff to freeze
 in the drainage networks, rivers, and streams, rather than
 flow downstream.  In that case, the rivers may not rise as
 high as our forecasts.

 There is still ice present in area rivers and streams.
 Ice affected river gages do not give a good indication of actual
 flow in the channel.  Rating Curves require open water in order
 to be used to estimate flows.

 Ice jams are very common at Oslo and cannot be ruled out.
 The effect of a possible ice jam is not included in this forecast.

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.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

&&

MNC089-119-NDC035-099-231526-
/O.CON.KFGF.FL.W.0003.170225T0815Z-000000T0000Z/
/OSLM5.1.ER.170225T0815Z.170228T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
927 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Oslo...on the Red River.
* from late Friday night until further notice...or until the warning
  is cancelled.
* At  8:15 PM Tuesday the stage was 14.6 feet.
* Minor Flood Stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast...rise above Flood Stage by early Saturday morning and
  continue to rise to near 29.8 feet by Tuesday early afternoon.
  additional rises are possible thereafter.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 30.0 feet, Moderate Flood Stage.

&&

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

 Date                Wed    Thu    Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue
(month/day)         02/22  02/23  02/24  02/25  02/26  02/27  02/28
  Oslo              17.8   21.5   25.0   27.7   29.0   29.5   29.8
LAT...LON 4810 9721 4807 9698 4846 9706 4848 9725


$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
400 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in South
Dakota...

  James River Near Columbia

.The following river forecasts include forecast precipitation through
the next 24 hours. Any additional future precipitation could affect
the forecasts.

The James River is responding to all the warm weather of late. Most
of the snow in the James River basin has melted and the water is
beginning to find its way into the river channel. As a result, the
James River near Columbia has risen into flood stage and is forecast
to remain there for at least the next few days.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...Flood waters can be very dangerous. Never drive
across a flooded road...Turn around don`t drown!

Stay tuned for further updates by listening to NOAA weather radio...
or your favorite local media.

For additional information...check out our web site at
www.weather.gov/abr...then left click on the rivers and lakes link.

The next scheduled statement will be issued Wednesday morning.

&&

SDC013-222030-
/O.EXT.KABR.FL.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170225T0000Z/
/CMBS2.1.SM.000000T0000Z.170223T1800Z.170224T1800Z.NO/
400 PM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The James River Near Columbia
* Until Friday early afternoon...
* At 9AM Tuesday the stage was 13.8 feet...
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast...
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet...
* Forecast...The river rose above flood stage and will continue
  rising to near 14.0 feet by midnight Wednesday. The river will
  fall below flood stage Friday early afternoon.
* At 15.0 feet...Significant amounts of agricultural lands are
  flooded.

&&



LAT...LON 4594 9820 4563 9837 4552 9830 4552 9818
 4563 9827 4594 9813

$$


Winter Storm Watch


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
407 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...HIGH END WINTER STORM TAKING AIM AT THE UPPER MIDWEST THURSDAY
NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING...BRINGING HEAVY SNOW...STRONG
WINDS...AND BLOWING SNOW...

.A winter storm watch has been expanded to include areas along and
southeast of an Appleton, to St. Cloud, to Mora Minnesota line
from Thursday evening through Friday evening. Snow accumulations
of 6 to 12 inches, with locally higher amounts are possible across
the watch area. In addition, northeast winds Friday morning
becoming north and northwest Friday afternoon will gust as high as
40 mph. Blowing snow will further reduce visibilities. If these
winds materialize, blizzard conditions should be expected in open
areas.

The Friday morning and afternoon commutes are expected to be
significantly impacted.

MNZ044-045-049>052-054>058-064-093-221815-
/O.EXA.KMPX.WS.A.0003.170224T0000Z-170225T0600Z/
Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Lac Qui Parle-
Swift-Chippewa-Kandiyohi-Meeker-Yellow Medicine-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Princeton, Mora, St Cloud, Foley,
Elk River, Cambridge, Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Willmar,
Litchfield, Granite Falls, and Albert Lea
407 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a Winter Storm Watch, which is in effect from Thursday evening
through Friday evening.

* TIMING...Rain will turn to snow Thursday evening and continue
  through Friday evening.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 to 12 inches are likely, with amounts
  in excess of 12 inches possible.

* WINDS...Northeast to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40
  mph resulting in considerable blowing snow and possible
  blizzard conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant
snow...sleet...or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
258 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Winter storm trending north could now impact central and
northeast South Dakota...


MNZ046-SDZ008-018>023-221700-
/O.NEW.KABR.WS.A.0002.170224T0000Z-170225T0000Z/
Big Stone-Roberts-Spink-Clark-Codington-Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-
Including the cities of Ortonville, Sisseton, Redfield, Clark,
Watertown, Milbank, Hayti, and Clear Lake
258 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Aberdeen has issued a Winter
Storm Watch...which is in effect from Thursday evening through
Friday afternoon.

* Timing...snow is expected from Thursday evening through Friday
  afternoon.

* Snow Accumulations...There is the potential for accumulations of
  4 to 10 inches. Periods of heavy snow with accumulations of 1
  to 2 inches per hour are also possible.

* Winds / Visibilities...Significant reductions in visibility due
  to the combination of heavy snow and northeast winds gusting to
  40 to 50mph Thursday night into Friday.

* Impacts...Plan on difficult driving conditions.

Precautionary/Preparedness actions...

A winter storm watch means there is potential for significant
snow...sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.
Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

&&

$$

Connelly


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
657 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>044-047-048-051-231300-
Divide-Burke-Renville-Bottineau-Rolette-Williams-Mountrail-Ward-
McHenry-Pierce-McKenzie-Dunn-Mercer-Oliver-McLean-Sheridan-Wells-
Foster-Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Morton-Burleigh-Kidder-
Stutsman-Slope-Hettinger-Grant-Bowman-Adams-Logan-La Moure-Dickey-
657 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017 /557 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of north central
North Dakota, northwest North Dakota, south central North Dakota,
southeast North Dakota, and southwest North Dakota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A mix of light snow, rain, and possibly sleet is forecast today.
Minor snow accumulations up to an inch are possible. Precipitation
will decrease this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
657 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

NDZ045-046-050-231300-
Sioux-Emmons-McIntosh-
657 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017 /557 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
North Dakota and southeast North Dakota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

There is a slight chance of thunderstorms early this morning.

A mix of light snow, rain, and possibly sleet is forecast today.
Minor snow accumulations less than an inch are possible.
Precipitation will decrease this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

The probability for widespread hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

CJS

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
646 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-231300-
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-
646 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Temperatures will begin a downward trend through late week. 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.

Light precipitation will continue over the area today into the
early evening. The precipitation will stay mainly as light rain
along and south of a line from Valley City to Park Rapids, but
areas to the north of this line will see light mixed
precipitation changing over to light snow. Little or no snowfall
accumulation is expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Accumulating snow is also expected over the far southern Red River
Valley into portions of west central Minnesota Thursday night into
Friday. North winds will also become fairly gusty on Friday, so a
return to winter is expected in those areas that have been the
warmest during the mid February thaw.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
518 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

MNZ042>045-049>053-059-061-WIZ014-015-231130-
Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-
Chisago-Wright-Anoka-Polk-Barron-
518 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Minnesota...east central Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Areas of dense fog with visibilities of a quarter of a mile or
less will slowly improve through 9am north of the Twin Cities and
along the US-8 corridor in northwest Wisconsin.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A significant winter storm with heavy snow and strong winds will
impact the region Thursday night and Friday. The storm track is
still shifting, but as of now the heaviest snow will fall from
Mankato through Twin Cities and Ladysmith.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
420 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-230545-
Koochiching-North St. Louis-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-
North Itasca-Central St. Louis-Southern Lake/North Shore-
Southern Cook/North Shore-North Cass-South Itasca-South Cass-
Crow Wing-Northern Aitkin-South Aitkin-Carlton/South St. Louis-
Pine-Douglas-Bayfield-Ashland-Iron-Burnett-Washburn-Sawyer-Price-
420 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast
Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Rain will transition to snow tonight into Thursday morning, with
up to one inch of new snow accumulation possible for portions of
northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

A winter storm will move through the Upper Midwest Thursday night
through Saturday morning. Snow will be likely in northwest
Wisconsin and adjacent areas of central Minnesota. The exact
track of the low pressure system and snow amounts are still in
question, but there is potential for 6 inches or more for portions
of northwest Wisconsin. Stay tuned to the latest forecast for
details as we get closer to this event.

The Mississippi River at Fort Ripley is forecast to rise above
flood stage early Saturday morning with minor flooding expected,
mainly in rural areas near Fort Ripley.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Snow spotters are requested to report precipitation type...and
measurements of snow accumulations today and tonight to the
National Weather Service. Spotters and the public can also report
precipitation type with the free M-PING smartphone app.

$$

JTS

More information may be obtained at the following web address:
http://www.weather.gov/duluth (all lower case)

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
338 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-230945-
Traverse-Big Stone-Corson-Campbell-McPherson-Brown-Marshall-
Roberts-Walworth-Edmunds-Day-Dewey-Potter-Faulk-Spink-Clark-
Codington-Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-Stanley-Sully-Hughes-Hyde-Hand-Jones-
Lyman-Buffalo-
338 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017 /238 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of west central
Minnesota, central South Dakota, north central South Dakota, and
northeast South Dakota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Showers and Thundershowers will continue to pass through the
forecast area through the morning and afternoon hours. No
hazardous weather is expected with these showers.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

We continue to monitor a storm system that will rapidly intensity
as it moves into the Central Plains Thursday. Recent model runs
have trended the storm track northward, and as such we now have
the potential to see significant accumulations along and south of
highway 14 in central South Dakota and for much of northeast
South Dakota and western Minnesota. There still remains a high
degree of uncertainty as to how far north accumulating snow will
fall, as well as how far north the heaviest snow will extend.
Strong winds are also expected around this system, particularly
Thursday night and Friday. With falling snow and strong winds,
expect poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions.
Improvement is expected during the day Friday as the system moves
to the east.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Connelly

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