224  
WGUS83 KBIS 171737  
FLSBIS  
FLOOD STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BISMARCK ND  
1237 PM CDT WED JUL 17 2019  
 
...THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN NORTH  
DAKOTA...  
MISSOURI RIVER NEAR WILLISTON AFFECTING MCKENZIE AND WILLIAMS  
COUNTIES  
FOR THE MISSOURI RIVER BASIN INCLUDING WILLISTON...MODERATE FLOODING  
IS OCCURRING AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.  
 
. THE MISSOURI RIVER NEAR WILLISTON WILL CONTINUE TO HANG AROUND A  
STAGE OF 24 FEET THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. BEGINNING ON FRIDAY,  
WATER LEVELS WILL SLOWLY FALL GOING INTO THE WEEKEND. NONETHELESS,  
THE MISSOURI RIVER NEAR WILLISTON WILL REMAIN ABOVE FLOOD STAGE  
THROUGH THE END OF JULY.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
SAFETY MESSAGE...DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER TOPS THE  
ROADWAY. TURN AROUND...DON'T DROWN. AVOID DRIVING ON FLOODED ROADS.  
 

 
 
NDC053-105-192336-  
/O.CON.KBIS.FL.W.0014.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/  
/WLTN8.2.SM.190601T0007Z.190712T1500Z.000000T0000Z.NO/  
1237 PM CDT WED JUL 17 2019  
 
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR  
THE MISSOURI RIVER NEAR WILLISTON.  
* UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  
* AT 11:45 AM WEDNESDAY THE STAGE WAS 24.0 FEET.  
* FLOOD STAGE IS 22.0 FEET.  
* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MODERATE FLOODING IS FORECAST.  
* FORECAST...THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR 24.2 FEET BY  
EARLY FRIDAY MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING.  
* IMPACT...AT 24.0 FEET...WATER BEGINS TO COVER OIL WELL LOCATION  
SOUTH AND EAST OF WILLISTON. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS ARE FLOODED.  
CITY OF WILLISTON DOES NOT FLOOD.  
 

 
 
FLD OBSERVED FORECASTS (7AM)  
LOCATION STG STG DAY/TIME THU FRI SAT SUN MON  
 
MISSOURI RIVER BASIN  
WILLISTON 22 24.0 WED 12 PM 24.1 24.2 24.2 24.1 24.0  
 
LAT...LON 4801 10404 4815 10366 4807 10337 4795 10347  
4807 10366 4775 10404  
 

 
AJS  
 
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