Over the last several days widespread rains fell across the entire Red River Valley region. Most areas across eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota have received at least one inch of rain since Thursday March 29th. Two to three inches of rain fell in the southern Red River Valley and portions of the Red Lake River basin, with isolated higher amounts. As a result, many area rivers continue to rise.With temperatures forecast to fall below freezing, run off from this last week’s rains will slow. For the latest river forecasts, visit our Advanced Hydrologic Forecast Services page by clicking here.
An early spring snow storm will move across the great plains through Tuesday. This storm will produce heavy snows, especially close to the North/South Dakota border region. There will be little immediate impact to area rivers from the snow fall. Late this week, as temperatures warm, run off from the snow will begin. At that time, your NOAAs/NWS will further assess the situation and adjust river forecasts as necessary.
4 day total accumulated amount of rain for March 30th through April 2nd.
Forecast snow fall for Monday night through Sunday.