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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1154 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018

Divide-Williams-McKenzie-Dunn-Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Slope-
1154 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018 /1054 PM MDT Fri Mar 23 2018/

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northwest North
Dakota and southwest North Dakota.

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Areas of dense fog are possible tonight into Saturday morning.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

Patchy dense fog is possible Saturday morning.


Spotter activation will not be needed.



Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1103 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018

Foster-Golden Valley-Billings-Stark-Morton-Burleigh-Kidder-
La Moure-McIntosh-Dickey-
Including the cities of Crosby, Bowbells, Powers Lake, Lignite,
Columbus, Portal, Mohall, Glenburn, Sherwood, Bottineau, Rolla,
Dunseith, Rolette, Shell Valley, St. John, Williston, New Town,
Stanley, Parshall, Minot, Velva, Towner, Drake, Rugby,
Watford City, Killdeer, Halliday, Beulah, Hazen, Center,
Garrison, Washburn, Underwood, Wilton, Turtle Lake, Mcclusky,
Goodrich, Harvey, Fessenden, Carrington, Beach, Medora,
Dickinson, Mandan, Bismarck, Steele, Tappen, Jamestown, Marmarth,
Mott, New England, Elgin, Carson, New Leipzig, Bowman, Hettinger,
Fort Yates, Selfridge, Solen, Linton, Strasburg, Napoleon,
Gackle, Lamoure, Edgeley, Kulm, Wishek, Ashley, Oakes,
and Ellendale
1103 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018 /1003 PM MDT Fri Mar 23 2018/


A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all but far western
North Dakota.

Snow is tapering off in central North Dakota but moderate to heavy
freezing drizzle continues across central North Dakota.

Expect difficult travel conditions across the north central where
roads will be slippery and snow covered. Gusty southeast winds
will also create hazardous travel conditions due to periods of
reduced visibilities. Winds will taper off through the night.

Areas of fog will reduce visibilities in western and central
North Dakota.


Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
245 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018

...The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a Flood Watch
for the following rivers in North Dakota...

  Missouri River near Williston affecting Williams and McKenzie

. The Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers west of Williston are on the
rise. Runoff from melting snow in Montana has produced enough
runoff to lift and start moving the ice on the Yellowstone River.
This higher water and potential for ice movement can create ice
jams. Episodes of rapidly rising and falling water levels on
either the Missouri or Yellowstone Rivers can be expected. The threat
of ice jams and higher water will remain until the Missouri River
near Williston is mostly clear of its ice cover.

245 PM CDT Fri Mar 23 2018

The National Weather Service in Bismarck has issued a
* Flood Watch for The Missouri River near Williston
* until Monday afternoon.
* At  1:45 PM Friday the stage was 20.4 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Impact...At 20.0 feet...Ditches in the vicinity of the river will
  fill and wildlife management lands along the south banks will begin
  to flood.


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