A flood watch is in effect for the vast majority of the Red River
Valley in North Dakota and Minnesota. The exception is the area alongside
the mainstem Red River. There a flood warning's issued. That includes
the northern tier of Pembina County along the Pembina River and into
northeastern Cavalier County. It includes Grafton and portions of Kittson
There's minor flooding on Two Rivers at Hallock, Minnesota. It's
just over two-feet above flood stage and is predicted to reach just below
major flood stage next Tuesday before starting a gradual decline Wednesday.
The Park River at Grafton is just over eight feet Saturday morning.
It's expected to go over minor flood stage of 12-feet Monday morning. The
Park River at Grafton is forecast to reach major flood stage of 14-point-five
feet Tuesday evening before beginning a drop on Wednesday. The National
Weather Service thinks the Park River at Grafton will go below minor flood
state of 12-feet next Friday.
The Forest River at Minto is just over three-feet Saturday morning.
The National Weather Service predicts it'll go over minor flood stage of six
feet Monday and peak at eight-point-five-feet Tuesday. It should begin
The Pembina River at Walhalla will go over minor flood stage of
eleven feet Sunday evening, reach 12-feet Monday morning, begin a gradual
descent and settle into the nine and ten -foot mark through next Saturday.
The Pembina River at Neche will reach 18-point-seven-feet next
Monday morning, peak at 21-feet Tuesday morning, and then begin a gradual
descent Wednesday morning, May first. 21-feet is one-half-foot above major
flood stage at Neche. The Pembina River at Neche's expected to settle in at
just over 18-feet Friday evening. That's just over minor flood stage. A very
steep ascent on the Pembina River at Neche happens Saturday and Sunday.
There's no flooding yet on the Red River at Pembina. The National
Weather Service says the mainstem Red River at Pembina begins a rapid
increase today and reaches a forecasted high point of 47-point-eight-feet
Friday morning, May third. That'd be in the moderate flood range. The
National Weather Service does say water from the Pembina River will
flow into the Red at Pembina and keep it above flood stage for most of
The Red River at Drayton is nearing flood stage. It's forecast to
go over flood stage of 32-feet next Monday afternoon. It'll keep increasing
to a level of 40-feet Friday morning. That's two-feet below major flood stage.
The Red River at Oslo is just below moderate flood stage of 30-feet
right now. It's highest forecast is 36-point-five-feet Friday morning. That'd be
one-half-foot over major flood stage. Saturday evening, the Red River at Oslo
goes over moderate flood stage of 30-feet and will reach major flood stage of
36-feet early Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service is not issuing crests on the rivers yet.
The forecasts are for the highest elevations six and seven days into the future.
The forecast is partly sunny, windy, and a high near 70. There is a chance
of rain showers Sunday morning and then again Monday through Tuesday.
This is the latest flood information.