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FLOOD STATEMENT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS ND
836 PM CDT MON APR 22 2013

...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN 
MINNESOTA...NORTH DAKOTA...

  THIS IS A FOLLOW-UP STATEMENT TO THE CURRENT WARNINGS FOR...

  * THE RED RIVER AT WAHPETON AFFECTING WILKIN AND RICHLAND 
  COUNTIES
  * THE RED RIVER AT HICKSON AFFECTING CASS COUNTY
  * THE RED RIVER AT FARGO AFFECTING CLAY AND CASS COUNTIES
  * THE SO BR BUFFALO RIVER AT SABIN AFFECTING CLAY COUNTY
  * THE BUFFALO RIVER NEAR DILWORTH AFFECTING CLAY COUNTY
 
.LOCALIZED SNOWMELT RUNOFF WILL RESULT IN GRADUAL RISES ALONG
THE RED RIVER AT WAHPETON...HICKSON AND FARGO through mid week.
ADDITIONAL RISES ARE ALSO EXPECTED ALONG THE SOUTH BRANCH BUFFALO 
RIVER AT SABIN AND THE BUFFALO RIVER AT DILWORTH. VERY COOL LATE
APRIL TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY WITH DAYTIME
HIGHS IN THE 30S AND LOWER 40S AND NIGHTTIME LOWS IN THE UPPER 
TEENS AND 20S. THESE TEMPERATURES WILL LIMIT THE DEGREE OF 
SNOWMELT THROUGH MUCH OF THE WEEK. 

FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND...TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE
SIGNIFICANTLY...WITH HIGHS in the lower 60s possible this weekend.
MORNING LOWS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING...RESULTING IN
SIGNIFICANT SNOWMELT RUNOFF AND MORE RAPID RISES IN RIVER LEVELS.
WITH NO SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION EXPECTED THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS...RIVER RISES WILL DEPEND HEAVILY ON THE TEMPERATURE PATTERN
AND RESULTANT SNOWMELT. thus forecast river levels for this weekend 
are subject for further revisions.


THIS FORECAST IS FOR A 7 DAY PERIOD...THE HIGHEST STAGE INDICATED 
MAY NOT REFLECT THE CREST FOR THIS FLOOD EVENT. FORECASTS ARE 
UPDATED DAILY AND STAGE VALUES WILL CHANGE AS NEW WEATHER AND 
RIVER INFORMATION IS USED. THIS FORECAST MAY INCLUDE ANY 
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

&&

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836 PM CDT MON APR 22 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE RED RIVER AT WAHPETON.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  7:30 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 9.7 FEET. 
* MAJOR FLOOD STAGE IS 14.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY TUESDAY MID-MORNING AND 
  CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 16.3 FEET BY MONDAY MID-MORNING. 
  ADDITIONAL RISES ARE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* THERE IS NO CREST FORECAST FOR THIS 7-DAY PERIOD.


&&

DAILY 7 PM CDT/6 PM CST FORECAST STAGE IN FEET:

 DATE                TUE    WED    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON
(MONTH/DAY)         04/23  04/24  04/25  04/26  04/27  04/28  04/29

RED RIVER
  WAHPETON          10.5   11.1   11.3   12.2   14.4   15.9   16.3 

$$

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836 PM CDT MON APR 22 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE RED RIVER AT HICKSON.
* FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE 
  WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  7:45 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.5 FEET. 
* MODERATE FLOOD STAGE IS 34.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY SUNDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE TO
  RISE TO NEAR 36.1 FEET BY MONDAY MID-MORNING. ADDITIONAL RISES ARE 
  POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* THERE IS NO CREST FORECAST FOR THIS 7-DAY PERIOD.


&&

DAILY 7 PM CDT/6 PM CST FORECAST STAGE IN FEET:

 DATE                TUE    WED    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON
(MONTH/DAY)         04/23  04/24  04/25  04/26  04/27  04/28  04/29

RED RIVER
  HICKSON           18.9   20.5   22.1   24.0   27.4   34.3   36.1 

$$

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836 PM CDT MON APR 22 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE RED RIVER AT FARGO.
* FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING 
  IS CANCELLED.
* AT  8:15 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.6 FEET. 
* MAJOR FLOOD STAGE IS 30.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND 
  CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 32.0 FEET BY MONDAY MID-MORNING. 
  ADDITIONAL RISES ARE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* THERE IS NO CREST FORECAST FOR THIS 7-DAY PERIOD.


&&

DAILY 7 PM CDT/6 PM CST FORECAST STAGE IN FEET:

 DATE                TUE    WED    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON
(MONTH/DAY)         04/23  04/24  04/25  04/26  04/27  04/28  04/29

RED RIVER
  FARGO             17.5   18.3   19.4   21.1   24.3   29.3   32.0 

$$

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836 PM CDT MON APR 22 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SO BR BUFFALO RIVER AT SABIN.
* FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING 
  IS CANCELLED.
* AT  7:45 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 10.1 FEET. 
* MODERATE FLOOD STAGE IS 15.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING AND 
  CONTINUE TO RISE TO NEAR 17.0 FEET BY MONDAY MID-MORNING. 
  ADDITIONAL RISES ARE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.



&&

DAILY 7 PM CDT/6 PM CST FORECAST STAGE IN FEET:

 DATE                TUE    WED    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON
(MONTH/DAY)         04/23  04/24  04/25  04/26  04/27  04/28  04/29

S. BUFFALO RIVER
  SABIN             11.5   11.2   10.4   11.5   13.7   15.9   17.0 

$$

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836 PM CDT MON APR 22 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE BUFFALO RIVER NEAR DILWORTH.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  7:30 PM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.5 FEET. 
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS...MODERATE 
  FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* MODERATE FLOOD STAGE IS 20.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 21.8 FEET BY 
  MONDAY MID-MORNING.  ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* THERE IS NO CREST FORECAST FOR THIS 7-DAY PERIOD.



&&

DAILY 7 PM CDT/6 PM CST FORECAST STAGE IN FEET:

 DATE                TUE    WED    THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON
(MONTH/DAY)         04/23  04/24  04/25  04/26  04/27  04/28  04/29

BUFFALO RIVER
  DILWORTH          12.0   11.8   12.2   13.6   17.3   20.8   21.8 

$$


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