Tuesday, March 24, 2009

North Dakota Flood Watch

I've seen a few of these in my life, having grown up in North Dakota. I've been checking out the Fargo Forum and Grand Forks Herald looking to get constant flood updates.

Fargo area predictions and levels

The Red River topped 29 feet early today in Fargo, with a reading of 29.06 inches at 3:15 a.m, according to the National Weather Service. The river is forecast to reach 40 feet by 7 a.m. Friday.

Other river observations and expected crests include:

- Red River at Hickson, 32.99 feet at 2:45 a.m., no crest info available but river above bridge deck

- Buffalo River in Sabin, 18.02 feet at midnight, 19-foot crest expected at 1 p.m. Wednesday

- Buffalo River at Dilworth, 25.21 feet at 2:30 a.m. today, 26.2-foot crest expected at 1 p.m. Wednesday

- Sheyenne River at Harwood, 887.15 feet above sea level at midnight, 892.2 crest expected at 1 p.m. Friday

- Wild Rice River at Abercrombie, 25.6 feet at 3:15 a.m., 26-foot crest expected at 7 a.m. Thursday

- Red River at Wahpeton, 17.42 feet at 3 a.m., 19-foot crest expected at 7 p.m. tonight

Up in the Grand Forks area...

Flood prediction: The National Weather Service has released the following observations and predictions for the Red River in Grand Forks:

- Monday: 32.6 feet (observed in evening).

- Today: 34.7 feet (predicted at 7 a.m.).

- Wednesday: 39 feet (predicted at 7 a.m.).

- Thursday: 43.3 feet (predicted at 7 a.m.).

- Friday: 46.9 feet (predicted at 7 a.m.).

- Saturday: 49.2 feet (predicted at 7 a.m.).

- Sunday: 50.4 feet (predicted at 7 a.m.).

- Monday: 50.9 feet (predicted at 7 a.m.).

The crest is expected to be up to 52.5 feet at some point on Monday.

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