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FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

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

.High flow out of Canada will continue through the weekend and well
into the fourth week of April. The net result of this is that the
high water currently along the Souris River in North Dakota will
see little change until near the end of April.  In the short term,
no change is expected immediately downstream of Lake Darling.
However, in the Towner to Westhope reach of the Souris River, a
very slight rise is expected over the coming days. Impacts at
expected water levels remain restricted to low-lying agricultural
land with no cities at risk of flooding.

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.



&&

NDC009-210040-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0004.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/WSTN8.1.DR.150405T0030Z.150410T0415Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Westhope.
* until further notice.
* At  1:00 PM Friday the stage was 10.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 10.1 feet by
  Monday early afternoon then begin falling.
* Forecast...The river will remain near 10.0 feet.
* Impact...At 10.0 feet...Water is almost valley-wide, but the area
  flooded is grass covered and no buildings are affected.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (1PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed

Souris River Basin
 Westhope     10 10.0 Fri 1 PM    9.9   10.0   10.0   10.0   10.0


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



$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

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

.High flow out of Canada will continue through the weekend and well
into the fourth week of April. The net result of this is that the
high water currently along the Souris River in North Dakota will
see little change until near the end of April.  In the short term,
no change is expected immediately downstream of Lake Darling.
However, in the Towner to Westhope reach of the Souris River, a
very slight rise is expected over the coming days. Impacts at
expected water levels remain restricted to low-lying agricultural
land with no cities at risk of flooding.

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.



&&

NDC049-210040-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0002.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/BANN8.2.DR.150401T1500Z.150423T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Bantry.
* until further notice.
* At  1:00 PM Friday the stage was 11.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 12.1 feet by
  Thursday early afternoon then begin falling.
* Impact...At 11.5 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 (1PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed

Souris River Basin
 Bantry       11 11.9 Fri 1 PM   11.9   11.9   11.9   11.9   12.0


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



$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

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

.High flow out of Canada will continue through the weekend and well
into the fourth week of April. The net result of this is that the
high water currently along the Souris River in North Dakota will
see little change until near the end of April.  In the short term,
no change is expected immediately downstream of Lake Darling.
However, in the Towner to Westhope reach of the Souris River, a
very slight rise is expected over the coming days. Impacts at
expected water levels remain restricted to low-lying agricultural
land with no cities at risk of flooding.

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.



&&

NDC049-210040-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0003.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/TOWN8.2.DR.150401T0600Z.150423T0600Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Towner.
* until further notice.
* Flood stage is 52.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river is forecast to have a maximum value of 54.2
  feet early Thursday morning.
* Impact...At 54.0 feet...Moderate flood stage. Flood problems begin,
  agricultural land and meadows affected.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (1PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed

Souris River Basin
 Towner       52   M    54.0   54.0   54.0   54.1   54.1



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



$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

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

.High flow out of Canada will continue through the weekend and well
into the fourth week of April. The net result of this is that the
high water currently along the Souris River in North Dakota will
see little change until near the end of April.  In the short term,
no change is expected immediately downstream of Lake Darling.
However, in the Towner to Westhope reach of the Souris River, a
very slight rise is expected over the coming days. Impacts at
expected water levels remain restricted to low-lying agricultural
land with no cities at risk of flooding.

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.



&&

NDC101-210040-
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0001.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/
/FOXN8.2.DR.150326T0430Z.150418T0000Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
140 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Souris River near Foxholm.
* until further notice.
* At  1:15 PM Friday the stage was 13.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 10.0 feet.
* Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 13.2 feet by this
  evening. Additional rises may be possible thereafter.
* Impact...At 13.0 feet...West bank begins to overflow.

&&


             FLD  OBSERVED       FORECASTS (1PM)
LOCATION     STG  STG DAY/TIME   Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed

Souris River Basin
 Foxholm      10 13.2 Fri 1 PM   13.2   13.2   13.2   13.2   13.1


LAT...LON 4845 10159 4845 10155 4843 10151 4828 10140
      4827 10142 4837 10152



$$


Lake Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
313 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TODAY ACROSS FORT PECK LAKE...

.AFTER A LULL IN WIND SPEEDS EARLY THIS MORNING...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS
ARE AGAIN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON ACROSS
FORT PECK LAKE BEFORE DIMINISHING THIS EVENING.

MTZ016-017-021>023-192300-
/O.NEW.KGGW.LW.Y.0006.150419T1400Z-150420T0400Z/
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY-
PETROLEUM-GARFIELD-MCCONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MALTA...SACO...GLASGOW...FORT PECK...
HINSDALE...FRAZER...WINNETT...JORDAN...CIRCLE
313 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

...LAKE WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR FORT PECK LAKE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GLASGOW HAS ISSUED A LAKE WIND
ADVISORY FOR FORT PECK LAKE...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS
MORNING TO 10 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH...GUSTING TO 35 MPH.

* IMPACTS...THESE WINDS WILL MAKE OPEN WATERS OF THE LAKE ROUGH
  AND HAZARDOUS...AND MAY RESULT IN HIGH WAVES WHICH COULD TIP OR
  SWAMP SMALLER CRAFT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

BOATERS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION IF VENTURING ONTO FORT PECK
LAKE. FOR YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY...AVOID THE OPEN WATERS. STAY
CLOSE TO SHORE OR AROUND PROTECTED AREAS.

&&

$$


Wind Advisory


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
320 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

.A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE AREA WILL PRODUCE STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
PLAINS TODAY.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025-026-031-032-072-073-191730-
/O.NEW.KUNR.WI.Y.0016.150419T1500Z-150420T0100Z/
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...WALL...
PHILIP...STURGIS...UNION CENTER
320 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...LATE THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* IMPACTS...SUDDEN WIND GUSTS CAN CAUSE DRIVERS TO LOSE
  CONTROL... ESPECIALLY IN LIGHTWEIGHT OR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
  STRONG WINDS CAN CAUSE BLOWING DUST...REDUCED VISIBILITY...AND
  FLYING DEBRIS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS 30 MPH WINDS...OR GUSTS OVER 45 MPH...ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.

&&

$$

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
337 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

...GUSTY NORTHWESTERLY WINDS TODAY...

SDZ003-015-033>035-045-048-192045-
/O.NEW.KABR.WI.Y.0013.150419T1600Z-150420T0100Z/
CORSON-DEWEY-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-JONES-LYMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MCLAUGHLIN...TIMBER LAKE...
FORT PIERRE...ONIDA...PIERRE...MURDO...PRESHO
337 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015 /237 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015/

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ABERDEEN HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 MPH OR HIGHER
ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$
SD


Extreme Fire Danger


RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
329 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

.DISCUSSION...COOL AND WINDY WEATHER CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
AREA TODAY UNDER VARIABLY CLOUDY SKIES. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE
IN THE LOW TO MID 50S. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 30 TO 35
PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 20
TO 35 MPH DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON...WITH SOME GUSTS
TO 50 MPH ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
PLAINS.

SDZ001-200100-
HARDING-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO
329 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A VERY LOW
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL
ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST.
A FIRE WILL START EASILY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE
AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL
CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
639 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

SDZ001-002-012>014-024>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-WYZ054>058-
071-201300-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN BLACK HILLS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CENTRAL BLACK HILLS-SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-NORTHERN CAMPBELL-
SOUTHERN CAMPBELL-WESTERN CROOK-WYOMING BLACK HILLS-WESTON-
NORTHEASTERN CROOK-
639 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

...WIND ADVISORY TODAY FOR THE NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH
   DAKOTA PLAINS...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEASTERN WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A TIGHT PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE AREA WILL PRODUCE STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
PLAINS TODAY. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH AND GUSTS TO 50 MPH
CAN BE EXPECTED DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

&&

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR UPDATES...
OR CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT WEATHER.GOV/RAPIDCITY

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GLASGOW MT
325 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

MTZ016>027-059>062-200900-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PHILLIPS-CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VALLEY-
DANIELS-SHERIDAN-WESTERN ROOSEVELT-PETROLEUM-GARFIELD-MCCONE-
RICHLAND-DAWSON-PRAIRIE-WIBAUX-NORTHERN PHILLIPS-
SOUTHWEST PHILLIPS-NORTHERN VALLEY-EASTERN ROOSEVELT-
325 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST
MONTANA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED
TODAY ACROSS FORT PECK LAKE...WITH THE STRONGEST AND MOST
PERSISTENT WIND SPEEDS NEAR THE DAM. A LAKE WIND ADVISORY IS IN
EFFECT THROUGH 10 PM THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
424 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-200930-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-
ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-
CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-
LYMAN-BUFFALO-
424 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015 /324 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

WHILE THE AREA RECEIVED BENEFICIAL RAINFALL OVER THE LAST 18
HOURS...INCREASING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH SHOULD DRY
THINGS OUT RATHER QUICKLY TODAY. THE STRONG WINDS IN COMBINATION
WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BETWEEN 30 TO 40 PERCENT WILL RESULT
IN VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR ALL AREAS TODAY.

THE STRONGEST NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL OCCUR ALONG AND WEST OF THE
MISSOURI RIVER. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND
45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

GUSTY NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE LIKELY ON MONDAY FOR MOST LOCATIONS.
THE STRONGEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WILL OCCUR ALONG AND EAST OF
THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY.

THE STRONG WINDS IN COMBINATION WITH A VERY DRY AIR MASS COULD
RESULT IN VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER. THE LOWEST RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES BELOW 20 PERCENT WILL LIKELY OCCUR ALONG AND WEST
OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY. A FIRE WEATHER HEADLINE MAY BE NEEDED
IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR MONDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT.

$$
SD

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