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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State MINNESOTA
County/Area KITTSON
WFO FGF
Begin Date 04/01/2009 00:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth ENE
Begin Location ST VINCENT JCT
Begin Lat/Lon 48.98/-97.12
End Date 04/27/2009 14:00:00 CST-6
End Range 0
End Azimuth N
End Location CARIBOU
End Lat/Lon 48.98/-96.45
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 5.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative This flood event began for many counties in late March, then continued through April and into May. After the winter storm event that dumped up to two feet of snow over portions of the region from March 29th through April 1st, temperatures remained below normal through the tenth of the month. Luckily, there were no other big rain or snow events through this time. However, being early April, the snowpack left on the ground did continue to melt. The remaining snowpack was deepest across the Devils Lake region, the far southern Red River Valley, and in the Sheyenne River Valley. The nearly two feet of new snow in the late March winter storm event caused additional overland flooding and river rises in the southern Red River Valley. Water levels also remained high along the mainstem Red River. The rest of the month of April continued with below normal temperatures, while the climate reporting site at Fargo measured below normal precipitation amounts.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 35.00K 0.00K
ST VINCENT JCT KITTSON CO. MN 04/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
STEPHEN ARPT MARSHALL CO. MN 04/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
GEORGETOWN CLAY CO. MN 04/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
OGEMA BECKER CO. MN 04/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
NORTHLAND POLK CO. MN 04/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
PELICAN RPDS MUNI AR OTTER TAIL CO. MN 04/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
SHELLY NORMAN CO. MN 04/01/2009 00:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 35.00K 0.00K