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Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
649 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

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-
649 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Tonight

Light snow and flurries will remain in the area tonight, gradually
tapering off overnight. An additional half inch or less of
accumulation will be possible. With temperatures falling
overnight, the melted snow and slush may refreeze and result in
slick spots on roads and other surfaces.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Additional flurries are possible along and west of the Red River
Valley early Wednesday.

Friday and Saturday will see rain and snow moving into the area.
Liquid amounts could range from a widespread half of an inch to
an inch across eastern North Dakota and the northwest quarter of
Minnesota, but it is still very uncertain how much of this will
fall as rain and how much as snow. Stay tuned for more details on
what looks to be a wet, sloppy start to the weekend.


Spotter activation is not anticipated.


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
1228 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stevens-Pope-Stearns-
Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Dakota-
Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-
St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Eau Claire-
1228 PM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central and
southern Minnesota...and west central Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

Any additional light snow will have little impacts through the
afternoon, and early evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Precipitation is likely Friday, and into Saturday. Additional
precipitation is also likely by late Sunday, and into Monday.
Uncertainties exists on precipitation type and amounts. However,
weather impacts of both wintry weather and a long duration of the
precipitation is likely.


Spotters and snowfall observers are urged to report snowfall
amounts to the National Weather Service.



Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
640 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

North Cass-South Cass-Crow Wing-
640 AM CDT Tue Mar 20 2018

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Light snow over Cass and Crow Wing counties will lead to slippery
roadways in spots this morning before moving out by this
afternoon. Up to one inch of accumulation is possible today.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Accumulating snow will be possible over portions of the Northland
Friday night into Saturday with chances highest over the
southwest third of the Northland including the Brainerd Lakes
region. There remains considerable uncertainty with this storm
system so it`s too early to speculate on snowfall amounts. Stay
tuned through the week for updates.


Snow spotters are requested to report their snowfall measurements
today to the National Weather Service.



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Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook

Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
304 PM CDT Mon Mar 19 2018

...Slow Spring Snowmelt Continues...

Ideal spring snowmelt conditions continue with temperatures the
past week or so warming above freezing for a time during the
daytime hours and dropping back below the freezing mark at night.
This temperature regime is expected to generally continue with
highs reaching above freezing through the next week with lows
dropping back down into the teens or 20s.

A weather system moving through the area will provide some light
accumulating snow for most locations late Monday and into early
Tuesday. The far northern Red River Valley and into northern
Minnesota will see the lowest snowfall accumulations (up to an
inch or so) while southeastern North Dakota, the southern Red
River Valley, and into west central Minnesota will see a bit more,
into the 2-4 inch range. This snowfall and associated liquid
precipitation amounts do not appear likely to significantly
alter the expected spring snowmelt and associated runoff.

An additional system late in the week and into the weekend looks
to bring additional precipitation to the area. Details regarding
this system are still unknown at this time so stay tuned to later
forecasts. However, dry conditions carrying over from last summer
and fall, coupled with near normal precipitation this winter,
continue to point to a below normal to normal flood risk across
the Red River and Devils Lake basins this spring.

The current snowpack remains greatest across the central and
northern Red River Valley (mainly north of a line from Valley City
to just north of Fargo to roughly the Upper and Lower Red Lakes).
Much of this area has snow depths of six to 16 inches with
isolated pockets of slightly more or less. The liquid equivalent
within most of this snowpack is slightly below normal ranging from
one to three inches. Across northwest Minnesota, slightly higher
water content of three to five inches can be found in the Upper
Red Lake, Middle, Tamarac, and Two Rivers basins.

The longer term spring outlook indicates below normal temperatures
continuing through mid-April, with near to above normal
precipitation. At this point, significant snowmelt runoff does not
appear likely to begin until late March or early April.



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