Meteorologist Greg Gust says the snowmelt is delayed by this cold weather. That increases the chance of a fast warmup sometime in April. Gust also says that in turn increases the chance of major overland flooding.
There is now a 48-percent chance of major flooding on the Park River at Grafton. There is a very good chance of major overland flooding along the Pembina River at Neche and Pembina. The Red River at Pembina has a good chance of reaching 52-feet this spring. Major flooding expected on the Red River at Drayton too. At Oslo and Grand Forks, the Red's expected to reach the "lower end" of major flooding.
The forecast for the next week is cold and dry.