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Flood Outlook (new)

Flood Outlook (new)

Apr 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm

- SNOW STORMS AND FREEZING RAIN HAS ADDED SNOW WATER TO THE

SNOWPACK ON THE ORDER OF ONE AND A QUARTER INCHES IN THE

DEVILS LAKE...UPPER SHEYENNE AND THE HEADWATERS OF THE NORTH

DAKOTA WILD RICE RIVER BASINS. THERE WAS ABOUT THREE QUARTERS

TO ONE INCH OF ADDED MOISTURE TO THE RED RIVER BASIN FROM FARGO

SOUTH TO THE SOUTH DAKOTA BORDER. ABOUT A THIRD OF AN INCH WAS

ADDED TO THE MIDDLE OF THE BASIN AND A TENTH OF AN INCH NORTH

OF GRAND FORKS. THE SNOWPACK IS RIPE, PRIMED AND READY TO MELT

WITH SNOW TEMPERATURES APPROACHING THE THAW TEMPERATURE IN THE

SOUTHERN BASIN. LONGER DAYS AND HIGHER SUN ANGLES WILL WORK TO

PRIME THE SNOW PACK DESPITE BELOW AVERAGE AIR TEMPERATURES.

THESE FACTORS WILL BEGIN TO ERODE THE SNOWPACK FROM SOUTH TO

NORTH BY THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.

 

RED RIVER LONG-RANGE PROBABILISTIC OUTLOOK BY RIVER STAGE...

 VALID FROM APRIL 23, 2013 TO JULY 22, 2013

 LOCATION 95% 90% 75% 50% 25% 10% 05%

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RED RIVER OF THE NORTH.....

WAHPETON 16.9 17.0 17.4 17.8 18.5 19.2 19.5

HICKSON 36.5 36.6 36.8 37.2 37.8 38.4 38.6

FARGO 39.3 39.4 39.8 40.3 41.3 42.1 42.4

HALSTAD 38.6 38.6 38.8 39.3 39.7 40.1 40.4

GRAND FORKS 47.3 47.5 48.2 49.6 50.9 52.0 54.3

OSLO 37.6 37.7 38.0 38.5 39.1 39.5 40.4

DRAYTON 42.5 42.5 42.8 43.4 44.0 44.4 45.3

PEMBINA 52.5 52.6 52.7 53.4 53.8 54.2 54.8

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