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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
842 PM CDT SAT APR 22 2017

...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in
Minnesota...

  Mississippi River At Aitkin affecting Aitkin and Crow Wing Counties

.Recent heavy rains will flow through streams, rivers, and
tributaries through this weekend and into next week. This will
result in modest rises on the Mississippi River this weekend and
into next week. Light rain showers are expected to begin late
Saturday night across northern Minnesota, including the Mississippi
River headwaters and remain possible through much of the upcoming
week. River stages will fluctuate but are still expected to rise to
flood stage.

MNC001-035-240142-
/O.EXT.KDLH.FL.W.0002.170423T1500Z-170428T1200Z/
/ATKM5.1.ER.170423T1500Z.170424T1800Z.170428T0000Z.NO/
842 PM CDT SAT APR 22 2017

...Flood Warning now in effect until Friday morning...The Flood
Warning continues for
  The Mississippi River At Aitkin.
* At  7:30 PM Saturday the stage was 12.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tomorrow late morning and
  continue to rise to near 13.3 feet by Monday early afternoon.the
  river will fall below flood stage by Thursday evening.
* At 13.0 feet...The boat ramp at Aitkin city park floods.  A few
  driveways become covered with water in the Ceadarbrook area. Minor
  flooding of farmland occurs in the Cedarbrook community..
This crest compares to a previous crest of 13.3 feet on May 7 2013.

&&

LAT...LON 4650 9370 4630 9420 4644 9420 4655 9415
      4665 9370



$$

BJH

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

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

. High water remains along the Souris River from Towner up
through the Westhope area. This high water along the Souris River
and that along Willow Creek near Willow City will continue through
the weekend. Expectations are that it will be near the end of April
to early May before water levels start falling below flood stage.

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.


A follow-up product will be issued.

&&

NDC009-251047-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0006.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WSTN8.3.SM.170330T2352Z.170409T0800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Westhope.
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Friday the stage was 1419 feet.
* Flood stage is 1414 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 1418 feet
  on Monday.
* Impact...At 1418 feet...Refuge area floods. The city of Westhope is
  on high ground and does not flood. Road to gage is impassable.
  Access to Dam #357 is OK below 16 feet.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED          FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME      Sat     Sun     Mon     Tue     Wed

Souris River Basin
 Westhope     1414 1419.0 Fri 11 AM 1418.7  1418.4  1418.1  1417.7  1417.4


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



$$

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

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

. High water remains along the Souris River from Towner up
through the Westhope area. This high water along the Souris River
and that along Willow Creek near Willow City will continue through
the weekend. Expectations are that it will be near the end of April
to early May before water levels start falling below flood stage.

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.


A follow-up product will be issued.

&&

NDC009-049-251047-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0007.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WLCN8.1.SM.170329T2237Z.170403T0615Z.000000T0000Z.NR/
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Willow Creek near Willow City.
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Friday the stage was 1444 feet.
* Flood stage is 1442 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue falling to near 1443.5 feet by Sunday
  afternoon.
* Impact...At 1443 feet...Overflow occurs on left bank.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED          FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME      Sat     Sun     Mon     Tue     Wed

Souris River Basin
 Willow City  1442 1443.8 Fri 11 AM 1443.6  1443.5  1443.4  1443.2  1443.1


LAT...LON 4858 10055 4865 10039 4869 10002 4855 10002
      4861 10037 4854 10049



$$

ajs

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

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

. High water remains along the Souris River from Towner up
through the Westhope area. This high water along the Souris River
and that along Willow Creek near Willow City will continue through
the weekend. Expectations are that it will be near the end of April
to early May before water levels start falling below flood stage.

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.


A follow-up product will be issued.

&&

NDC049-251047-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0005.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/BANN8.2.DR.170402T0715Z.170409T1345Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Bantry.
* until further notice.
* At 11:00 AM Friday the stage was 1441 feet.
* Flood stage is 1440 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will remain near 1441 feet through the weekend.
* Impact...At 1440 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 (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME      Sat     Sun     Mon     Tue     Wed

Souris River Basin
 Bantry       1440 1440.9 Fri 11 AM 1440.9  1440.9  1440.8  1440.8  1440.8


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



$$

Flood Statement
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

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

. High water remains along the Souris River from Towner up
through the Westhope area. This high water along the Souris River
and that along Willow Creek near Willow City will continue through
the weekend. Expectations are that it will be near the end of April
to early May before water levels start falling below flood stage.

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.


A follow-up product will be issued.

&&

NDC049-251047-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/TOWN8.2.DR.170325T1600Z.170401T1600Z.000000T0000Z.NR/
1147 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Towner.
* until further notice.
* At  8:00 AM Thursday the stage was 1455 feet.
* Flood stage is 1454 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue to fall to a stage of 1455 feet
  by tomorrow morning.
* Impact...At 1456 feet...Moderate flood stage. Flood problems begin
  with agricultural land and meadows affected.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED          FORECASTS (7AM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME      Sat     Sun     Mon     Tue     Wed

Souris River Basin
 Towner       1454 1455.4 Thu 8 AM  1455.2  1455.1  1455.1  1455.0  1455.0


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



$$


Special Weather Statement


Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
559 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

MNZ001-002-014>017-022>024-NDZ014-015-024-026>030-231700-
West Polk-Norman-Red Lake-East Polk-North Clearwater-
South Beltrami-Mahnomen-South Clearwater-Hubbard-Benson-Ramsey-
Eddy-Nelson-Grand Forks-Griggs-Steele-Traill-
Including the cities of Crookston, East Grand Forks, Ada,
Twin Valley, Halstad, Red Lake Falls, Fosston, Fertile, McIntosh,
Erskine, Bagley, Clearbrook, Bemidji, Mahnomen, Naytahwaush,
Waubun, Alida, Ebro, Lake Itasca, Long Lost Lake,
Lower Rice Lake, Roy Lake, Upper Rice Lake, Park Rapids,
Fort Totten, Maddock, Leeds, Minnewaukan, Devils Lake,
New Rockford, Lakota, Mcville, Aneta, Tolna, Grand Forks,
Cooperstown, Finley, Hope, Mayville, Hillsboro, Hatton,
and Portland
559 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...Accumulating snow this morning...

Snowfall accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is expected along Highway
200 this morning. Locally higher amounts are possible, especially
along the higher terrain of Sheyenne River basin.

If you have travel plans this morning, be prepared for wet or
slushy roads, especially along the Highway 200 corridor.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
653 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

MNZ001-002-004>009-013>017-022>024-NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026>030-
054-241200-
West Polk-Norman-Kittson-Roseau-Lake Of The Woods-West Marshall-
East Marshall-North Beltrami-Pennington-Red Lake-East Polk-
North Clearwater-South Beltrami-Mahnomen-South Clearwater-Hubbard-
Towner-Cavalier-Pembina-Benson-Ramsey-Eastern Walsh County-Eddy-
Nelson-Grand Forks-Griggs-Steele-Traill-Western Walsh County-
653 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of eastern North
Dakota, west central and northwest Minnesota.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Snowfall accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is expected along Highway
200 this morning. Locally higher amounts are possible, especially
along the higher terrain of Sheyenne River basin.

Light snow and or a wintry mix may develop across the northern
half of the area once again Sunday night into Monday morning.
Accumulations are expected to be light.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Monday into Monday night a wintry mix or snow is possible across
the northern two tiers of counties in North Dakota and Minnesota.
In the Lake of the Woods area there is a possibility of seeing
heavier snow especially where temperatures will likely remain near
or just below freezing.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Duluth MN
423 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

MNZ010>012-018>021-025-026-033>038-WIZ001>004-006>009-241030-
Koochiching-North St. Louis-Northern Cook/Northern Lake-
North Itasca-Central St. Louis-Southern Lake/North Shore-
Southern Cook/North Shore-North Cass-South Itasca-South Cass-
Crow Wing-Northern Aitkin-South Aitkin-Carlton/South St. Louis-
Pine-Douglas-Bayfield-Ashland-Iron-Burnett-Washburn-Sawyer-Price-
423 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of northeast
Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A wintry mix of rain and snow is expected this morning into early
afternoon north of a line from from the Brainerd Lakes to the
Twin Ports, including the lakeshore areas of northwest Wisconsin .
With relatively warm air and soil conditions, accumulations
should be limited to unpaved surfaces with snowfall less than 2
inches. Rain is forecast to change back to a wintry mix of rain
and snow, with a slight chance of freezing rain tonight. Overnight
snow accumulation of up to an inch is possible, mainly north of
US Highway 2 in Minnesota.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

A wintry mix of rain and snow, with a slight chance of freezing
rain, will continue Monday morning, changing to all rain during
the day. Several additional rounds of wintry mixed precipitation
are expected this week. The best chance will be at night, and
especially across the north. There may be some thunder across
portions of east central Minnesota on Monday evening.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Snow spotters are requested to report precipitation type, and
measurements of snow or ice accumulations, to the National Weather
Service. Anyone can report precipitation type with the free
M-PING smartphone app.

$$

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