RRV Flooding

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Apr 4, 2013 at 11:47 am

With black dirt showing up more and more in fields around Grand Forks there are some who wonder if the Spring flood threat has eased.   Combine that with a report that suggests snow models in the upper Midwest overestimated snow precipitation and water equivalent.   Steve Buan of the River Forecast Center says that wasn’t the case for the Red River Valley.     Buan adds the Grand Forks to Larimore corridor has the least amount of snow of anywhere in the RRV.

Buan says the flood threat is still out there and the last thing the basin needs right now is a rapid warm-up.   He says daytime highs of 35 to 40 and night lows dropping below freezing would be ideal over the next few weeks.

Buan says most weather models do not forecast a dramatic warm-up any time soon but the chances for significant precipitation are a bit more uncertain.

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