Preliminary 1 and 2 day Rain Totals

Below are images of RADAR and rain-gauge estimated rainfall over the past 24 and 48 hours across the Red River Valley region. Between 7am Monday and 7am Tuesday, a large area of one half to three quarters inches of rain fell up and down the Red River Valley, with higher amounts in a few locations. Look below for a graphic of the 24 hour totals, based on RADAR and rain-gauges, ending at 7 am Tuesday March 24th.

Below is the 48 hour total rainfall from 7 am Sunday March 22nd through 7am Tuesday March 24th 2008. Over the past 2 days a large area of 1 to 2 inches of rain has fallen across the Red River Valley, with higher amounts in the Wahpeton and Fargo areas. This has resulted in widespread flooding, with overland flooding a major problem in many areas.

This will have an impact on the flooding and residents are advised to check the latest river forecasts by clicking here. Stay tuned to your favorite source of weather information, including NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio and the NWS web page at for later statements and forecasts. 

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