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FLSFGF
 
FLOOD STATEMENT 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS ND
1012 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2013

...THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH 
DAKOTA...

  * THE SHEYENNE RIVER AT WEST FARGO DIVERSION AFFECTING CASS 
  COUNTY
...THE FLOOD WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN 
NORTH DAKOTA...

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

  * THE SHEYENNE RIVER AT HARWOOD AFFECTING CASS COUNTY
  * THE FOREST RIVER AT MINTO AFFECTING WALSH COUNTY
  * THE PARK RIVER AT GRAFTON AFFECTING WALSH COUNTY
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH 
DAKOTA...

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

  * THE PEMBINA RIVER AT WALHALLA AFFECTING PEMBINA AND CAVALIER 
  COUNTIES
  * THE PEMBINA RIVER AT NECHE AFFECTING PEMBINA COUNTY
 
. FAIR BUT COOL WEATHER THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK WITH POSSIBLE
RAIN FOR THE WEEKEND WILL LOOK FAVORABLY ON THE RIVERS AND STREAMS
OF THE RED RIVER BASIN. RIVER LEVELS ON MOST NORTH DAKOTA TRIBUTARIES
THAT ARE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE WILL RISE SLIGHTLY...HOLD STEADY FOR A
WHILE OR ARE ON THE DECLINE. 

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

&&

NDC017-011542-
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/WFON8.N.SM.130428T2352Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1012 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR
  THE SHEYENNE RIVER AT WEST FARGO DIVERSION.
* AT  9:15 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 17.1 FEET. 
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS AFFECTED BY BACKWATER BUT WILL CONTINUE TO
  FALL.
* IMPACT STATEMENT(S) - AT 18.0 FEET, FLOOD WARNING STAGE...MINOR. 
  AGRICULTURAL DAMAGE STARTS.

&& 
LAT...LON 4667 9702 4663 9689 4693 9686 4692 9699
$$


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

 DATE                THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED
(MONTH/DAY)         05/02  05/03  05/04  05/05  05/06  05/07  05/08

SHEYENNE RIVER
  WEST FARGO DIVER  16.9   16.8   16.7   16.6   16.4   16.3   16.2

$$

NDC017-021511-
/O.EXT.KFGF.FL.W.0014.000000T0000Z-130508T1800Z/
/HWDN8.2.SM.130427T1200Z.130430T0715Z.130507T1200Z.NO/
1012 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE SHEYENNE RIVER AT HARWOOD.
* UNTIL WEDNESDAY MAY 08...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  9:15 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 886.7 FEET. 
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS...
  MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* MODERATE FLOOD STAGE IS 886.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THIS LOCATION IS AFFECTED BY BACKWATER BUT WILL CONTINUE
  TO SLOWLY FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY TUESDAY MID-MORNING.
* THERE IS NO CREST FORECAST FOR THIS 7-DAY PERIOD.
* IMPACT STATEMENT(S) - AT 886.0 FEET, MODERATE FLOOD STAGE.

&& 
LAT...LON 4701 9698 4692 9699 4693 9686 4697 9683 4709 9683
$$


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

 DATE                THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED
(MONTH/DAY)         05/02  05/03  05/04  05/05  05/06  05/07  05/08

SHEYENNE RIVER
  HARWOOD          886.4  885.9  885.4  885.0  884.5  884.0  883.6

$$

NDC099-021511-
/O.EXT.KFGF.FL.W.0016.000000T0000Z-130505T0600Z/
/MTON8.2.SM.130429T0930Z.130501T0235Z.130504T0000Z.NO/
1012 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE FOREST RIVER AT MINTO.
* UNTIL LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  9:15 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 7.5 FEET. 
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS...MINOR 
  FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* MINOR FLOOD STAGE IS 6.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY 
  FRIDAY EVENING.
* IMPACT STATEMENT(S) - AT 7.5 FEET, OLD HWY 81 IS UNDERWATER.

&& 
LAT...LON 4826 9756 4819 9752 4829 9714 4837 9716
$$


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

 DATE                THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED
(MONTH/DAY)         05/02  05/03  05/04  05/05  05/06  05/07  05/08

FOREST RIVER
  MINTO              6.9    6.3    5.7    5.1    4.4    3.9    3.7

$$

NDC099-021511-
/O.EXT.KFGF.FL.W.0017.000000T0000Z-130506T0600Z/
/GRNN8.3.SM.000000T0000Z.130501T1315Z.130505T0000Z.NR/
1012 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE PARK RIVER AT GRAFTON.
* UNTIL LATE SUNDAY NIGHT...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  9:30 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 16.1 FEET. 
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS...MAJOR 
  FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* MAJOR FLOOD STAGE IS 14.5 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS CRESTING AT 16.1 FEET AND HOLD THERE UNTIL
  WEDNESDAY EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN WILL FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE
  SATURDAY EVENING.
* IMPACT STATEMENT(S) - AT 15.0 FEET, STORM SEWER DRAINS...ARMORY.

&& 
LAT...LON 4850 9749 4839 9750 4842 9716 4851 9715
$$


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

 DATE                THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED
(MONTH/DAY)         05/02  05/03  05/04  05/05  05/06  05/07  05/08

PARK RIVER
  GRAFTON           15.4   14.1   12.6   11.4   10.6   10.1    9.8

$$

NDC019-067-021511-
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/WLHN8.1.SM.130428T2356Z.130429T0530Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1012 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE PEMBINA RIVER AT WALHALLA.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  9:15 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 11.1 FEET. 
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS...MINOR 
  FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* MINOR FLOOD STAGE IS 11.0 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL DIP SLIGHTLY THEN CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR
  12.0 FEET BY SUNDAY EARLY AFTERNOON.  ADDITIONAL SLIGHT RISES MAY
  BE POSSIBLE THEREAFTER.
* ADDITIONAL RISE DUE TO FLOWS COMING FROM THE LARGE AREA UPSTREAM OF
  WINDYGATES MANITOBA.
* TIMING AND EXTENT OF RISE ARE BASED ON THE FORECAST TEMPPERATURS IN
  UPSTREAM PEMBINA BASIN.
* IMPACT STATEMENT(S) - AT 11.0 FEET, MINOR FLOOD STAGE.

&& 
LAT...LON 4900 9825 4887 9808 4884 9787 4892 9764 4900 9771
$$


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

 DATE                THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED
(MONTH/DAY)         05/02  05/03  05/04  05/05  05/06  05/07  05/08

PEMBINA RIVER
  WALHALLA          11.2   11.2   11.7   11.9   12.0   12.0   12.0

$$

NDC067-021511-
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/NCEN8.3.SM.130429T2045Z.130501T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1012 AM CDT WED MAY 1 2013

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR
  THE PEMBINA RIVER AT NECHE.
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.
* AT  8:45 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 20.6 FEET. 
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND DURING THE NEXT 7 DAYS...MAJOR 
  FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* MAJOR FLOOD STAGE IS 20.5 FEET.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 21.2 FEET BY 
  WEDNESDAY EARLY AFTERNOON AND THEN STAY STEADY FOR A WHILE.  
* ADDITIONAL RISE DUE TO FLOWS COMING FROM THE LARGE AREA UPSTREAM OF
  WINDYGATES MANITOBA.
* TIMING AND EXTENT OF RISE ARE BASED ON THE FORECAST TEMPPERATURS IN
  UPSTREAM PEMBINA BASIN.
* IMPACT STATEMENT(S) - AT 21.4 FEET, 2006 SPRING FLOOD CREST.

&& 
LAT...LON 4900 9771 4891 9764 4889 9722 4900 9723
$$


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

 DATE                THU    FRI    SAT    SUN    MON    TUE    WED
(MONTH/DAY)         05/02  05/03  05/04  05/05  05/06  05/07  05/08

PEMBINA RIVER
  NECHE             21.2   20.8   20.6   20.8   20.9   21.0   21.0

$$


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