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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State NORTH DAKOTA
County/Area CAVALIER
WFO FGF
Begin Date 04/10/2011 09:51:00 CST-6
Begin Range 3
Begin Azimuth NNE
Begin Location SARLES
Begin Lat/Lon 48.99/-98.96
End Date 04/20/2011 07:49:00 CST-6
End Range 9
End Azimuth NE
End Location VANG
End Lat/Lon 48.99/-97.97
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The winter of 2010-2011 generally brought above normal amounts of snow to the area, but particularly so for the Devils Lake basin, the Sheyenne River basin, and the Wild Rice River basin. By April 1st, snow water equivalents were estimated to be about four to six inches in these areas with about two to four inches elsewhere. A see-saw pattern of temperatures led to a generally slow April snowmelt. At Fargo, the first six days of April averaged near normal for temperatures. The next six days averaged above normal, which led to some snowmelt. From the 13th through the 23rd temperatures swung back below normal along with several days with additional snow. At Grand Forks, the temperatures ranged a bit different than at Fargo. The first 12 days of the month were above normal, then the 13th through the 22nd were below normal. The snow disappeared first in the northern Red River Valley, while it took longer to melt in the other areas. Devils Lake started rising in early April from its winter level of about 1451.80 feet MSL. By the end of the month the level has risen to about 1453.60 feet MSL, a modern day record. Due to overland flooding, hundreds of roads were also closed across the area.
Event Narrative


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SARLES CAVALIER CO. ND 04/10/2011 09:51 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
PELTO NELSON CO. ND 04/10/2011 10:51 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEEDS BENSON CO. ND 04/10/2011 10:51 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ST JOE RAMSEY CO. ND 04/10/2011 10:51 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHEYENNE EDDY CO. ND 04/10/2011 10:51 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
HANSBORO TOWNER CO. ND 04/10/2011 10:51 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
MOSE GRIGGS CO. ND 04/10/2011 11:03 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
SHARON STEELE CO. ND 04/10/2011 11:03 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WALHALLA ARPT PEMBINA CO. ND 04/10/2011 11:14 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K