Flood Stage Changes at Pembina, ND and Kindred, ND

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
1132 AM CDT TUE OCT 18 2011

SUBJECT: CHANGE IN FLOOD STAGES FOR THE RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT
PEMBINA, ND AND THE SHEYENNE RIVER NEAR KINDRED, ND

ON MONDAY...NOVEMBER 21 2011...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN
NORTH DAKOTA...WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN GRAND FORKS...WILL CHANGE
THE FLOOD STAGE FOR THE RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT PEMBINA NORTH
DAKOTA (USGS GAGE NO. 05102490...NWSLI PBNN8) FROM 42 TO 39 FEET.
ADDITIONALLY...MODERATE FLOOD STAGE WILL CHANGE FROM 47 FEET TO 44
FEET...AND MAJOR WILL CHANGE FROM 52 FEET TO 49 FEET.

ALSO...ON MONDAY...NOVEMBER 21 2011...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN GRAND FORKS...WILL
CHANGE MODERATE AND MAJOR FLOOD STAGES FOR THE SHEYENNE RIVER NEAR
KINDRED NORTH DAKOTA (USGS GAGE NO. 05069000...NWSLI KNDN8).MODERATE
FLOOD STAGE WILL CHANGE FROM 20 TO 19 FEET...AND MAJOR WILL CHANGE
FROM 22 TO 20.5 FEET. ACTUAL FLOOD STAGE (MINOR) WILL REMAIN AT 16
FEET.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STARTS TO ISSUE FLOOD WARNINGS FOR
FORECAST POINTS WHEN THE RIVER AT THOSE LOCATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
RISE TO...OR ARE AT MINOR FLOOD STAGE. WE WILL REISSUE UPGRADED
WARNINGS WHEN THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE MODERATE AND/OR
MAJOR FLOOD STAGES. FOLLOW-UP FLOOD STATEMENTS ARE ISSUED DAILY WHEN
THE RIVER AT THE FORECAST LOCATION IS IN...OR WILL BE IN FLOOD. DAILY
HIGH WATER NOTICES (RIVER STATEMENTS) ARE ISSUED IF THE RIVER AT A
FORECAST LOCATION WILL BE ABOVE THE ACTION STAGE BUT IS EXPECTED TO
STAY BELOW FLOOD STAGE DURING THE UPCOMING 7-DAY PERIOD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT US AT (701) 772-0720.

 



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