Flood Warning

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
109 PM CDT THU MAR 23 2017


...The flood warning continues for these river locations in
Minnesota...

  * Hallock...on the Two Rivers River ...in Kittson County


. Water levels along portions of the Two Rivers River at
Hallock remain at minor flood stage as a result of recent
water releases from Lake Bronson Dam. A combination of
standing water in the basin and warmer weather over the
upcoming weekend may prompt additional rises. Little
additional precipitation is forecast over the next few days.


  This forecast is for a 7-day period...the highest stage
indicated may not reflect the crest for this event.

  Forecasts are updated daily and stage values will change
as new weather and river information is used.

  River forecasts use 24 hours of forecast precipitation
between April 1st and October 1st, and 48 hours otherwise.
However, depending on the situation, they may include
precipitation expected through the next 72 hours.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...turn around, don`t drown...

 - Don`t travel through flooded areas!

 - Persons in the warned area need to take steps to protect life
   and property. If necessary, move to a higher and safer location.

 - Persons living in the Red River Basin should monitor river
   levels while the river is in, or near, flood.

For more information...go to the AHPS/River section
on our web page at:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

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109 PM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

The Flood Warning continues for...
* ...Hallock...on the Two Rivers River.
* until further notice...or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 12:00 PM Thursday the stage was 803.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and during the next 7 days...Minor
  flooding is forecast.
* Minor Flood Stage is 802.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river will rise to a crest near 805.0 feet sometime
  Wednesday evening then begin falling.
* Impact Statement(s) - At 804.5 feet, Backup at Reach 2 Dike,
  Cemetery road at 6th St. S. - Shut Storm Valve.

&&

Daily 7am CDT/6am CST forecast stage in feet:

 Date                Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu
(month/day)         03/24  03/25  03/26  03/27  03/28  03/29  03/30

Two Rivers River
  Hallock          804.1  804.1  804.1  804.3  804.6  804.9  805.0


LAT...LON 4888 9719 4873 9713 4867 9662 4885 9667


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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Eastern North Dakota/Grand Forks ND
1244 PM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

...The National Weather Service in Grand Forks, ND has issued a flood
watch for these river locations in North Dakota...

  * Grafton...on the Park River...in Walsh County


.  Warm temperatures are forecast over the Park River Basin starting
this weekend and will persist. High temperatures are expected to be
well above freezing during this period with low temperatures near
freezing.

There is uncertainty regarding the timing of the release of the
water in the lower basin which is frozen in the drainage network.
Once the soil warms up and the ice melts, the water may run off
more rapidly. Ice jams are common at this location and can cause
rapid rises.

The river forecast beyond 7 days show a crest range of 14 to 16
feet around April 1 due to uncertainty of release rate of water
into the river. The crest forecast may change due to varying
weather conditions.

As river levels rise over the coming days, flood warnings and more
information should be expected for the Park River forecast points.

Those with interests along the Park River should be prepared for
rising river levels.


 The segments in this product are river forecasts for selected
 locations in the watch area...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Safety message...turn around, don`t drown...

 - Don`t travel through flooded areas!

 - Persons living in the Red River Basin should monitor river
   levels while the river is in, or near, flood.

 - Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio or TV
   for the latest updates.

For more information...go to the AHPS/River section
on our web page at:      www.weather.gov/grandforks

This forecast does not account for ice jams that can
quickly raise local river levels with little or no notice.

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1244 PM CDT THU MAR 23 2017

The National Weather Service in Grand Forks, ND has issued a
* Flood Watch for
  The Park River at Grafton
* from Wednesday afternoon until further notice.
* At 11:30 AM Thursday the stage was 9.0 feet.
* Major flooding is possible beyond seven days.
* Flood Stage is 12.0 feet.
* Forecast...the river is forecast to reach minor Flood Stage
  by Wednesday early afternoon.


&&

Daily 7am CDT/6am CST forecast stage in feet:

 Date                Fri    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu
(month/day)         03/24  03/25  03/26  03/27  03/28  03/29  03/30

Park River
  Grafton            8.7    8.5    8.5    9.2   10.4   11.7   12.9


LAT...LON 4850 9749 4839 9750 4842 9716 4851 9715


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