National Weather Service: The Threat For Significant Snowmelt Flooding Increases Substantially
The risk for major flooding in Fargo-Moorhead is at fifty percent, even though flood walls would keep the water back
GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service in Grand Forks says we’re at the mercy of March when it comes to spring flooding.
In their Spring Flood Outlook, they say late January and February weather systems added substantial snowpack in the region.
The threat for significant snowmelt flooding has increased substantially across all sub-basins and for the Red River.
Climate outlook indicates a later snowmelt and runoff cycle which increases our risk for rapid or rainfall enhanced runoff.
The risk for major flooding in Fargo-Moorhead is forecast at fifty percent, even though flood walls would keep the water back.
The Red River north of Grand Forks is at a greater risk for flooding and there is slightly more concern with the Wild Rice River in southeast North Dakota as well as the Park River in Grafton.
KVRR Chief Meteorologist Rob Kupec has a breakdown.