weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
NWS Homepage

Flood Warning


FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Bantry affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Westhope affecting Bottineau County
For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Towner...Bantry...
Westhope...Moderate flooding is occurring and is expected to
continue.

.High flow out of Canada will continue through the weekend and well
into the fourth week of April. The net result of this is that the
high water currently along the Souris River in North Dakota will
see little change until near the end of April.  In the short term,
no change is expected immediately downstream of Lake Darling.
However, in the Towner to Westhope reach of the Souris River, a
very slight rise is expected over the coming days. Impacts at
expected water levels remain restricted to low-lying agricultural
land with no cities at risk of flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


Safety message...Do not drive into areas where water tops the
roadway. Turn around...Don`t drown. Avoid driving on flooded roads.



&&

NDC009-210040-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0004.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WSTN8.1.DR.150405T0030Z.150410T0415Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Westhope.
* until further notice.
* At  1:00 PM Friday the stage was 10.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 10.1 feet by
  Monday early afternoon then begin falling.
* Forecast...The river will remain near 10.0 feet.
* Impact...At 10.0 feet...Water is almost valley-wide, but the area
  flooded is grass covered and no buildings are affected.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (1PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed

Souris River Basin
 Westhope     10 10.0 Fri 1 PM    9.9   10.0   10.0   10.0   10.0


LAT...LON 4900 10099 4900 10093 4886 10090 4875 10080
      4875 10088 4890 10099



$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Bantry affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Westhope affecting Bottineau County
For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Towner...Bantry...
Westhope...Moderate flooding is occurring and is expected to
continue.

.High flow out of Canada will continue through the weekend and well
into the fourth week of April. The net result of this is that the
high water currently along the Souris River in North Dakota will
see little change until near the end of April.  In the short term,
no change is expected immediately downstream of Lake Darling.
However, in the Towner to Westhope reach of the Souris River, a
very slight rise is expected over the coming days. Impacts at
expected water levels remain restricted to low-lying agricultural
land with no cities at risk of flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


Safety message...Do not drive into areas where water tops the
roadway. Turn around...Don`t drown. Avoid driving on flooded roads.



&&

NDC049-210040-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/TOWN8.2.DR.150401T0600Z.150423T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Towner.
* until further notice.
* Flood stage is 52.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is forecast to have a maximum value of 54.2
  feet early Thursday morning.
* Impact...At 54.0 feet...Moderate flood stage. Flood problems begin,
  agricultural land and meadows affected.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (1PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed

Souris River Basin
 Towner       52   M    54.0   54.0   54.0   54.1   54.1



LAT...LON 4810 10087 4830 10050 4845 10047 4845 10037
      4821 10045 4807 10085



$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in North
Dakota...
  Souris River near Foxholm affecting Ward County
  Souris River near Towner affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Bantry affecting McHenry County
  Souris River near Westhope affecting Bottineau County
For the Souris River Basin including Foxholm...Towner...Bantry...
Westhope...Moderate flooding is occurring and is expected to
continue.

.High flow out of Canada will continue through the weekend and well
into the fourth week of April. The net result of this is that the
high water currently along the Souris River in North Dakota will
see little change until near the end of April.  In the short term,
no change is expected immediately downstream of Lake Darling.
However, in the Towner to Westhope reach of the Souris River, a
very slight rise is expected over the coming days. Impacts at
expected water levels remain restricted to low-lying agricultural
land with no cities at risk of flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


Safety message...Do not drive into areas where water tops the
roadway. Turn around...Don`t drown. Avoid driving on flooded roads.



&&

NDC049-210040-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/BANN8.2.DR.150401T1500Z.150423T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Bantry.
* until further notice.
* At  1:00 PM Friday the stage was 11.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 12.1 feet by
  Thursday early afternoon then begin falling.
* Impact...At 11.5 feet...Water begins crossing the road several
  hundred feet to the left of the bridge. No towns or major roads are
  flooded.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (1PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed

Souris River Basin
 Bantry       11 11.9 Fri 1 PM   11.9   11.9   11.9   11.9   12.0


LAT...LON 4875 10088 4875 10080 4852 10039 4845 10037
      4845 10047 4860 10076



$$


Red Flag Warning


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
831 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR MONDAY...

SDZ267>272-200945-
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0014.150420T1700Z-150421T0100Z/
LOWER BAD RIVER-UPPER CHEYENNE-UPPER MISSOURI COTEAU-
MISSOURI COTEAU-UPPER JAMES RIVER-PRAIRIE COTEAU-
831 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015 /731 PM MDT SUN APR 19 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ MONDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...268...269...270...271 AND 272...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...
  268...269...270...271 AND 272.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FROM 15 TO 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES COULD SPREAD VERY QUICKLY DUE TO DEAD FUELS...
  GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

MOHR

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
654 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
MONDAY...

.DESPITE COOL TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 40S AND 50S...A DRY AND
WINDY DAY IS EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA MONDAY WHICH WILL LEAD TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS. AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WEST OF NORTH
DAKOTA HIGHWAY 3 WILL FALL TO AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT WITH NORTHWEST
WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH. TO THE EAST OF NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY
3 ACROSS THE TURTLE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY...
RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS NEAR 30 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED...WITH
NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH. GIVEN THE LACK OF SIGNIFICANT
GREEN UP OF VEGETATION...RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS EXPECTED WITH ANY
FIRE START.

NDZ004-005-012-013-023-025-037-048-051-200800-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0011.150420T1700Z-150421T0300Z/
BOTTINEAU-ROLETTE-MCHENRY-PIERCE-WELLS-FOSTER-STUTSMAN-LA MOURE-
DICKEY-
654 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM CDT
MONDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR CENTRAL
NORTH DAKOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 004 BOTTINEAU...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 005 ROLETTE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 MCHENRY...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 013 PIERCE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 023 WELLS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 025 FOSTER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 037 STUTSMAN...
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 048 LA MOURE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 051
  DICKEY.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 23 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY START.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$
TWH

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
654 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA
MONDAY...

.DESPITE COOL TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 40S AND 50S...A DRY AND
WINDY DAY IS EXPECTED ACROSS ALL OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH
DAKOTA MONDAY WHICH WILL LEAD TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS. AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WEST OF NORTH
DAKOTA HIGHWAY 3 WILL FALL TO AS LOW AS 15 PERCENT WITH NORTHWEST
WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH. TO THE EAST OF NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY
3 ACROSS THE TURTLE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY...
RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS NEAR 30 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED...WITH
NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 40 MPH. GIVEN THE LACK OF SIGNIFICANT
GREEN UP OF VEGETATION...RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS EXPECTED WITH ANY
FIRE START.

NDZ001>003-009>011-017>022-031>036-040>047-050-200800-
/O.CON.KBIS.FW.W.0011.150420T1700Z-150421T0300Z/
DIVIDE-BURKE-RENVILLE-WILLIAMS-MOUNTRAIL-WARD-MCKENZIE-DUNN-
MERCER-OLIVER-MCLEAN-SHERIDAN-GOLDEN VALLEY-BILLINGS-STARK-MORTON-
BURLEIGH-KIDDER-SLOPE-HETTINGER-GRANT-BOWMAN-ADAMS-SIOUX-EMMONS-
LOGAN-MCINTOSH-
654 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015 /554 PM MDT SUN APR 19 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/
TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ MONDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
STRONG WINDS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA FOR...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 001 DIVIDE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 002 BURKE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 003 RENVILLE...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 009 WILLIAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 010 MOUNTRAIL...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 011 WARD...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017 MCKENZIE...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 018 DUNN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 019 MERCER...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 020 OLIVER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 021 MCLEAN...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 022 SHERIDAN...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 GOLDEN
  VALLEY... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032 BILLINGS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  033 STARK... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 034 MORTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  035 BURLEIGH... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 036 KIDDER...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 040 SLOPE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 041 HETTINGER...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 042 GRANT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 BOWMAN...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 044 ADAMS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 045 SIOUX...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 046 EMMONS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 047 LOGAN AND FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 050 MCINTOSH.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.

* IMPACTS...RAPID FIRE SPREAD WITH ANY START.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$


Fire Weather Watch


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
314 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MONDAY AFTERNOON...

.MUCH DRIER AIR IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF
NORTH DAKOTA MONDAY...WITH MINIMUM HUMIDITIES FORECAST TO DROP
INTO THE LOW TO MID 30S. COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS EXPECTED
THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING...CONDITIONS MAY
APPROACH CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CRITERIA.

NDZ006-014-024-028-038-049-052-200415-
/O.NEW.KFGF.FW.A.0005.150420T1700Z-150421T0300Z/
TOWNER-BENSON-EDDY-GRIGGS-BARNES-RANSOM-SARGENT-
314 PM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR DRY FUELS...LOW HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY WINDS FOR
THE DEVILS LAKE BASIN SOUTH THROUGH SERGEANT COUNTY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR DRY FUELS...LOW HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY
WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN NORTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 006...
  014...024...028...038...049 AND 052.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 35 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 40S.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR RAPID GROWTH AND SPREAD
  OF FIRES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

HOPKINS


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
424 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-200930-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-
ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-
CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-
LYMAN-BUFFALO-
424 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015 /324 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WHILE THE AREA RECEIVED BENEFICIAL RAINFALL OVER THE LAST 18
HOURS...INCREASING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH SHOULD DRY
THINGS OUT RATHER QUICKLY TODAY. THE STRONG WINDS IN COMBINATION
WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 30 TO 40 PERCENT WILL RESULT
IN VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR ALL AREAS TODAY.

THE STRONGEST NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL OCCUR ALONG AND WEST OF THE
MISSOURI RIVER. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND
45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

GUSTY NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE LIKELY ON MONDAY FOR MOST LOCATIONS.
THE STRONGEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL OCCUR ALONG AND EAST OF
THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY.

THE STRONG WINDS IN COMBINATION WITH A VERY DRY AIR MASS COULD
RESULT IN VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER. THE LOWEST RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES BELOW 20 PERCENT WILL LIKELY OCCUR ALONG AND WEST
OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY. A FIRE WEATHER HEADLINE MAY BE NEEDED
IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR MONDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$
SD

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: June 2, 2009
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE