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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
928 PM CST Thu Dec 13 2018

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

  Mississippi River at Fort Ripley affecting Crow Wing and Morrison
  Counties

.An ice jam on the river downstream from Fort Ripley continues to result in an elevated river stage. While warmer daytime high temperatures over the next few days may help to break up the ice jam and ultimately lead to lower water levels... the river stage may still undergo fluctuations between 1 and 2 feet until this occurs. It is possible that the forecast stage could go higher than the current forecast indicates. Similar historical events at the current estimated flow levels had observed stages between 8.6 and 11.9 feet.

MNC035-097-150328-
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/FTRM5.1.IJ.181212T0051Z.181212T1715Z.181214T1800Z.UU/
928 PM CST Thu Dec 13 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River at Fort Ripley.
* At  7:30 PM Thursday the stage was 9.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is expected to remain nearly steady around flood
  stage with fluctuations possible through at least Friday.
* At 10.0 feet...Flooding of low lying areas adjacent the river is
  expected.
This crest compares to a previous crest of 10.3 feet on May 22 2015.

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

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