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Fargo Mayor Mahoney Says His Level of Concern About A Major Flood Has Dropped

Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect

FARGO, N.D. — The risk of significant flooding in Fargo-Moorhead has all but disappeared. Mayor Tim Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect and his level of concern has dropped. He say’s Fargo will probably hit a lower crest of 34 to 35 feet around April 1. Mahoney says although it will be a major flood over 30 feet, he…

Near Perfect Thaw And Melt Cycle Helps To Reduce Flood Threat

Peak river levels will still be contingent upon future precipitation

GRAND FORKS, ND — There is some good news in the latest Spring Thaw update from the National Weather Service. Near perfect thaw/melt conditions thus far this spring have potentially allowed for a reduced flood threat. A slow and gentle melt continues across the Red River basin due to favorable temperatures and dry weather conditions. Peak river levels will still be…

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Melting the Icy Hand

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

What you need for the experiment: Cup of water Driveway or rock salt Icy hand (made of ice in a latex glove) Plastic spoons Tray How to do the experiment: This week, we’re going to melt an icy hand. The first thing you do is put a little bit of water over the icy hand to unstick the latex glove…

City of Grafton Prepping for Potential Major Flood

Crews have started to bring in supplies to build clay temporary levees.

GRAFTON, N.D. — The city of Grafton is fighting back against the flood waters. Crews have started to stock up to build temporary levees. “Starting tomorrow, there will be temporary dikes built at 5th street at McHugh Avenue and across at the campground entrance,” said Deputy Chief Alex Droske with the Grafton Police Department. “We will also be closing Wakeman…

Fire Melts Cab of Tractor Trailer at North Fargo Gas Station

The cab of a semi was engulfed in flames and it took crews about 10 minutes to put the fire out

  FARGO, N.D. — A melted cab is all that remains after fire breaks out in a Fargo gas station parking lot. Fire crews responded to the Stamart Travel Center on 12th Avenue North just before 10:30 last night. The cab of a semi was engulfed in flames and it took crews about 10 minutes to put the fire out. There…

Clearing Ice from Your Home: Blowtorch Not Recommended

After two house fires in the area, fire officials are asking homeowners to be careful when removing ice from your home

Clearing snow and ice off your house is something that naturally comes with the brutal winter season. What some people may not realize is that the fire can creep through walls, under doors or any openings and create a much bigger problem than just the ice. Two houses….one week. Firefighters have had to put fires at two separate locations after…