Flood Percentages for Fargo-Moorhead Lowered Again; Not high for St. Croix and Mississippi; Decreases need for deployment

As of April 26, the National Weather Service has issued a new forecast for flooding at Fargo-Moorhead and the Red River of the North. A crest of between 37 and 39 feet is predicted. The dikes now are at 40 feet and that is expected to be adequate. The NWS has a long range forecast that warns of the possibility of heavy rain of between 1/4 inch and 1.5 inches on May 1 and May 2. That rain could determine whether any further action is needed. The dikes were built to 38 ' in 2009 and then raised to 42 feet. The communities have stock piled sand bags for future use if needed. You can watch the percentages and flood predictions at the following two web sites: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=fgf ,then click on "River Observations", then point and click on the river gauge for Fargo; AND at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/fgf/scripts/localdata.php?loc=appahps&data=lpofa... . You can also search for the Fargo Forum to get the latest news. The chances that we would be called to go up there are small. Remember: Do Not Self-deploy! All Requests for Hams to Go to Fargo-Moorhead Will Come Through Minnesota ARES Channels. Do Not Self-Deploy. The percentages for the St. Croix River and the Mississippi River in St. Paul are low percentages. Thanks for your support of ARES!!