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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS
ND
1001 AM CDT WED AUG 20 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
FORECAST.

.THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE REMAINS ONE AND A HALF FEET ABOVE
FLOOD STAGE AND WILL CONTINUE ITS SLOW FALL TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE
AROUND THE END OF AUGUST. THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINS OVER
PARTS OF THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN THROUGH THE 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.

&&

NDC009-212101-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0027.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WSTN8.3.ER.140630T1805Z.140706T1445Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1001 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR WESTHOPE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
* AT  9:00 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.4 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY WEDNESDAY EARLY AFTERNOON AND
  CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 11.4 FEET BY WEDNESDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.
  ADDITIONAL RISES ARE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* IMPACT...AT 12.0 FEET...WILDLIFE AND REFUGE FLOODING ONLY.

&&


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

SOURIS RIVER BASIN
 WESTHOPE     10  11.4 WED 9 AM   11.3   11.2   11.0   10.9   10.9


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



$$

AYD


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
918 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-211200-
KOOCHICHING-NORTHERN ST. LOUIS-NORTHERN COOK/NORTHERN LAKE-
NORTHERN ITASCA-CENTRAL ST. LOUIS-SOUTHERN LAKE/LAKESHORE-
SOUTHERN COOK/LAKESHORE-NORTHERN CASS-SOUTHERN ITASCA-
SOUTHERN CASS-CROW WING-NORTHERN AITKIN-SOUTHERN AITKIN-
CARLTON/SOUTHERN ST. LOUIS-PINE-DOUGLAS-BAYFIELD-ASHLAND-IRON-
BURNETT-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-
918 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST MINNESOTA AND
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
FORECAST AREA AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...PRIMARILY AREAS NEAR AND
SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 2. AT THIS TIME...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT
EXPECTED.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

A FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE AREA WILL BRING THUNDERSTORMS TO THE
AREA ON THURSDAY. THERE IS A LIMITED RISK OF SEVERE STORMS GENERALLY
SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 2 IF ENOUGH SUNSHINE CAN BRING WARMER
TEMPERATURES THURSDAY AFTERNOON. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS A CONCERN
THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL RETURN TO THE AREA FOR SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
IT IS TOO SOON TO DETERMINE THE THREAT FOR SEVERE STORMS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
915 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

NDZ001>003-005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051-211415-
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-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-SIOUX-EMMONS-LOGAN-LA MOURE-
MCINTOSH-DICKEY-
915 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014 /815 AM MDT WED AUG 20 2014/

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.

PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN ARE FORECAST. SMALL
STREAMS AND COULEES MAY FLOOD DUE TO EXCESSIVE RUNOFF. A FEW
STORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

REPORT NEW FLOODING TO NWS BISMARCK AT 701-223-4582...OR VIA
SOCIAL MEDIA.

&&

MORE INFORMATION...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND
CLIMATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND...AT WEATHER.GOV/BIS.



$$
AYD

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
915 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

NDZ004-211415-
BOTTINEAU-
915 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

A RIVER FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOURIS RIVER NEAR
WESTHOPE. SEE THE RIVERS AND LAKES TAB AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BIS FOR
DETAILS.

PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAIN ARE FORECAST. SMALL
STREAMS AND COULEES MAY FLOOD DUE TO EXCESSIVE RUNOFF. A FEW
STORMS MAY BE SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

REPORT NEW FLOODING TO NWS BISMARCK AT 701-223-4582...OR VIA
SOCIAL MEDIA.

&&

MORE INFORMATION...ALONG WITH OTHER WEATHER...HYDROLOGICAL AND
CLIMATE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND...AT WEATHER.GOV/BIS.



$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
520 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

MNZ001>009-013>017-022>024-027>032-040-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-
026>030-038-039-049-052>054-211030-
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-EDDY-NELSON-GRAND FORKS-
GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
WESTERN WALSH-
520 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN NORTH
DAKOTA...WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS WILL SPREAD NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE REGION LATE
TODAY AND TONIGHT. THERE IS A CHANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH
LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ACROSS FAR SOUTHEASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE REST OF THE REGION AS WELL. LOCALLY
HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE ON THURSDAY...ESPECIALLY
OVER NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA...WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
POSSIBLE. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE AT TIMES
LATE THIS WEEK INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE REQUIRED THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

$$

JAM

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
457 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
211000-
DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEVENS-POPE-STEARNS-
BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-
KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-
REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-
WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-
ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-EAU CLAIRE-
457 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TONIGHT AREAWIDE AHEAD OF
AN APPROACHING WARM FRONT. SOME STORMS MAY BE STRONG OR
SEVERE...PARTICULARLY OVER SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA. ALL STORMS WILL
BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN AND LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

PERIODS OF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FROM THURSDAY THROUGH
TUESDAY...WITH THE BEST CHANCES THURSDAY MORNING ACROSS WESTERN
WISCONSIN...AND AREAWIDE SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THE THREAT
FOR HEAVY RAIN AND LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING WILL ACCOMPANY THESE
STORMS.

HEAT INDICES WILL REACH 95 TO 100 DEGREES OVER PARTS OF CENTRAL
AND SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED TONIGHT ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN
MINNESOTA.

$$

BORGHOFF

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
453 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-211000-
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-
453 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014 /353 AM MDT WED AUG 20 2014/

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

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON OVER CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA...THEN PUSH EAST INTO EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND WEST
CENTRAL MINNESOTA INTO THE EVENING. SEVERE STORMS ARE POSSIBLE
WITH LARGE HAIL AND STRONG WINDS. A COUPLE TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE
AS WELL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THUNDERSTORM CHANCES RETURN TO THE FORECAST FRIDAY AND THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

$$
TMT


Hydrologic Outlook


HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NDZ001>005-009>013-017>023-025-031>037-040>048-050-051-211030-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
522 AM CDT WED AUG 20 2014 /422 AM MDT WED AUG 20 2014/

...SEVERAL ROUNDS OF HEAVY RAIN THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

TWO TO FIVE INCHES OF RAINFALL IS FORECAST ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN
AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE FIRST ROUND OF
HEAVY RAIN WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON AND END THURSDAY MORNING.
ADDITIONAL ROUNDS ARE FORECAST THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.

FOR THE MISSOURI RIVER TRIBUTARIES...
THE KNIFE AND HEART RIVERS AND APPLE CREEK WERE HIT PARTICULARLY
HARD BY HEAVY RAIN LAST WEEKEND. THESE RIVERS ARE RUNNING WELL
ABOVE NORMAL. RAINFALL GREATER THAN ONE INCH MAY RESULT IN
OVERLAND FLOODING...POSSIBLY TRANSITIONING INTO FLOODING ALONG SMALL
STREAMS AND RIVERS.

IN THE SOURIS AND JAMES RIVER BASINS...
UNLESS RECEIVED IN A DOWNPOUR...SOILS SHOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE
TWO TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN FROM THE FIRST ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS
TODAY AND TONIGHT. SUBSEQUENT HEAVY RAINS WOULD LIKELY RESULT IN
EXCESSIVE RUNOFF...SO OVERLAND AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING IS
POSSIBLE.

KEEP INFORMED OF THE LATEST WEATHER AND WATER CONDITIONS AT
WEATHER.GOV/BIS.

$$

SCHECK/TM

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