Heavy rains cause significant flooding in Southern Red River Basin

A slow moving storm system has produced very heavy rains across the southern Red River Basin. 3 to 5 inches of rain have fallen since Thursday evening across Richland, Ransom and Sargent Counties in North Dakota, and Wilkin and Grant Counties in Minnesota. This has caused severe overland flooding in Richland and Wilkin Counties, with significant local flooding in Grant, Ransom and Sargent counties. (Figure 1)

Major river flooding is forecast for Fargo, Wahpeton and Abercrombie.  Another inch of rain is forecast today, which will further aggravate the situation.

Hazards graphic

Figure 1) Hazards Graphic due to excessive rainfall.

24 hour rainfall

Figure 2) RADAR estimated precipitation total from 7 am Friday June 1 to 7 am Saturday June 2.

Visit our web site at www.crh.noaa.gov/fgf for the latest forecasts, wathces and warnings. River information is available at  http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=fgf 

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