756  
WGUS43 KBIS 011712  
FLWBIS  
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED  
FLOOD WARNING  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND  
1212 PM CDT SAT APR 1 2017  
 
...FORECAST FLOODING CHANGED FROM MODERATE TO RECORD SEVERITY FOR THE  
FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH DAKOTA...  
 
WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY AFFECTING MCHENRY AND BOTTINEAU  
COUNTIES  
 
FOR THE SOURIS RIVER BASIN INCLUDING WILLOW CITY...MODERATE FLOODING  
IS OCCURRING...WITH RECORD FLOODING FORECAST.  
 
.SNOWMELT AND BACKWATER DUE TO ICE ARE CAUSING ELEVATED STAGES ON  
WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY. AS THE MELT PROGRESSES, HIGHER LEVELS ARE  
EXPECTED TO BE REACHED. TIMING OF THE CREST REMAINS HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON  
TEMPERATURES. AS ICE BREAKS AND MOVES, STAGES MAY FLUCTUATE AND ADDITIONAL  
IMPACTS DUE TO ICE JAMS MAY BE OBSERVED. THE RECORD CREST FOR WILLOW CREEK  
NEAR WILLOW CITY IS 1446.96 FEET SET IN APRIL OF 1969.  
 
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1212 PM CDT SAT APR 1 2017  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BISMARCK HAS ISSUED A  
 
* FLOOD WARNING FOR  
THE WILLOW CREEK NEAR WILLOW CITY  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE  
* AT 11AM SATURDAY THE STAGE WAS...1446 FEET  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND RECORD FLOODING IS FORECAST  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 1442 FEET  
* THE RIVER ROSE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AND WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR  
1447 FEET BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. ADDITIONAL RISES MAY BE POSSIBLE  
THEREAFTER.  
* IMPACT...AT 1447 FEET...COUNTY ROADS ARE CLOSED WITH 3 HOUSES CUT  
OFF PER EMERGENCY MANAGER.  
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECASTS (7AM)  
LOCATION STG STG DAY/TIME SUN MON TUE WED THU  
 
SOURIS RIVER BASIN  
WILLOW CITY 1442 1446.2 SAT 11 AM 1446.1 1446.4 1446.6 1446.9 1447.0  
 
LAT...LON 4858 10055 4865 10039 4869 10002 4855 10002  
4861 10037 4854 10049  
 

 
 
JJS/JV  
 
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