Wahpeton/Breckenridge Flood Stage Change

SUBJECT:    CHANGE IN FLOOD STAGE FOR THE RED RIVER OF THE NORTH
            AT WAHPETON, ND (USGS GAGE NO. 05051500)

ON MONDAY...DECEMBER 23 2013...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN GRAND FORKS...WILL
CHANGE THE FLOOD STAGE (MINOR) FOR THE RED RIVER OF THE NORTH AT
WAHPETON (USGS GAGE NO. 05051500...NWSLI WHNN8) FROM 10 FEET TO 11
FEET. MODERATE FLOOD STAGE WILL ALSO CHANGE FROM 12 TO 13 FEET AND
MAJOR FLOOD STAGE WILL CHANGE FROM 14 TO 15 FEET. ADDITIONALLY...
THE ACTION OR FORECAST ISSUANCE STAGE WILL CHANGE FROM 8.5 TO 9.5
FEET.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA...WEATHER FORECAST
OFFICE IN GRAND FORKS ISSUES FLOOD WARNINGS FOR OUR 34 RIVER
FORECAST POINTS AT FLOOD STAGE (MINOR) AND THEN REISSUES UPGRADED
WARNINGS AT MODERATE AND MAJOR FLOOD STAGES WHEN THESE RIVER
CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST. FOLLOW-UP FLOOD STATEMENTS CONTAINING
7-DAY RIVER STAGE FORECASTS ARE THEN ISSUED DAILY WHEN IN FLOOD...
OR MORE FREQUENTLY AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.

HIGH WATER NOTICES ARE ISSUED AS RIVER STATEMENTS (RVS) WHEN THE
RIVER AT THIS LOCATION IS EXPECTED TO REACH ITS ACTION STAGE.

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



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