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If you are out and about looking around you can tell that we are finally transitioning between seasons. Winter, which is supposed to be over according to the calendar, is preparing to ease its way out... Posted on 3/25/13 at 9:38 PM
There’s a greater than 50 percent chance of the Red River exceeding major flood stage at Grand Forks, Fargo and several other cities in the valley for the third year in a row, the National Weather Service announced. But warning coordination meteorologist Greg Gust said the 2011 spring flood outlook released Thursday also contains “pretty sobering numbers” for the Devils Lake Basin,
The chances of spring flooding for cities along the Red River will likely increase slightly because of snowfall Monday and Tuesday, said a National Weather Service hydrologist. A new spring flood outlook will be released Friday morning.
The Red River at Fargo has a 90 percent of major flooding and a 60 percent chance of exceeding 35 feet this spring, according to the latest National Weather Service flood outlook released Friday morning.
1997 Flood reached more than 54 feet; dike system built to protect to as high as 58 feet After the snowiest December on record and a wet, cold fall and early winter, the possibility of flooding is getting attention from residents all along the Red River Valley.
Rain usually exacerbates flooding, but this week’s record rainfall may slightly improve the outlook for spring flooding, a National Weather Service hydrologist said Tuesday. “Actually, the rain and the warm temperatures helped melt that snowpack and start moving the water to the rivers a little bit,” said Mike Lukes at the Grand Forks office.
, February 11, 2009
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