National Weather Service

Allegiant Flight In Fargo Not Actually Hit By Lightning During Saturday’s Storm

The spokesperson says there was a "smell" in the aircraft

FARGO, ND — A spokesperson for Allegiant Air says after inspection it was determined a jet headed from Fargo to Los Angeles was not hit by lightning during Saturday’s severe weather. There was lightning around the airport and a suspected lightning strike as the Airbus taxied back to the terminal as the storm hit. The spokesperson says there was a…

National Weather Service Issues Final Situation Report For 2019 Flood Fight

all river levels will continue to decline at all locations along the Red River and its tributaries

GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service has issued its final situation report for this year’s flood fight. They say all river levels will continue to decline at all locations along the Red River and its tributaries. Several roads near and north of Oslo continue to be impacted due to flooding. Although levels are slowly falling at Oslo, Drayton, and…

Red River Cresting North of Drayton, Secondary Crests Continue

The National Weather Service says overland flooding continues along and near the Red River

As secondary crests continue from the recent snowmelt and rainfall, the Red River north of Drayton appears to have crested. The National Weather Service says overland flooding continues along and near the Red River. A secondary crest for Fargo-Moorhead has been lowered to 31.5 feet and is expected on Tuesday. Several roads including I-29 continue to be impacted due to…

Red River in Fargo-Moorhead Expected to Reach Second Crest Soon

It crested last week at 35 feet

  RED RIVER VALLEY — After our latest snow storm, meteorologists from the National Weather Service say you can expect the melt over the next few days to create some more flooding. They say the good news is much of that snow fell in the south, so the water will slowly move up north. Most of the rivers in eastern North…

Red River Cresting In Fargo Area

Impacts this year include closed roads and bridges but no flooded homes or businesses.

FARGO, N.D – The Red River is cresting in the Fargo-Moorhead area with few problems, though overland flooding remains an issue in rural areas. The river is about 5 feet above major flood stage, but the cities have put several flood control measures in place since the record 2009 flood when the river crested nearly 6 feet higher. Impacts this…

City of Fargo Adjusts Flood Fight, Sandbag Central Suspending Operation Friday Night

It is important to note the need for a strong volunteer effort through 7 p.m. today to finish a strong sandbag production effort.

FARGO, ND — Fargo’s Sandbag Central will close at 7 p.m. Friday, days ahead of schedule and 600,000 sandbags under the original goal of 1-million sandbags. The slow melt and lack of rain and snow the past couple of weeks are responsible. Fargo will now prepare for a possible crest of 39-ft. and not the nearly 41-ft that had been a…

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…

Moorhead Declares State of Emergency for 2019 Spring Flood

The severity of flooding depends upon numerous factors, such as the speed of the snowmelt and the level of additional precipitation we may receive.

MOORHEAD, MN — The Minnesota city of Moorhead has joined neighboring Fargo, North Dakota, in declaring a flood emergency along the river that separates the cities. Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd says the move enables the city to seek money from state and federal governments to help with potential impacts from Red River flooding. Fargo declared a flood emergency Monday. The National…

Flood Watch 2019: Fargo Mayor Declares State of Emergency for Expected Spring Flooding

He's also enlisting help from community members to fill one million sandbags

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the metro’s call to arms to prepare for spring flooding. “We need to see the spirit of Fargo across our volunteer efforts. Working together, we are all committed to protecting the Fargo metro,” said Mayor Tim Mahoney. Mahoney wants to fill about 100,000 sandbags a day but in order to do that, he’ll need help. He’s…

Significant Snowmelt Flooding Is Likely According to Spring Flood Report

The chance the river will reach major flood stage in Fargo, North Dakota, has increased from 50 percent last week to 90 percent now.

GRAND FORKS, ND — A massive later-winter storm that dropped heavy snow and rain in the Upper Midwest has increased flood worries in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota. The National Weather Service says “significant” snowmelt flooding is likely this spring. The chance the river will reach major flood stage in Fargo, North Dakota, has increased from…