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Report: Major flooding chances slim in eastern North Dakota

January 28, 2021 GMT

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — National Weather Service forecasters said Thursday that the chance of significant flooding in eastern North Dakota is low, thanks to dry conditions that have persisted since the fall.

The weather service’s first spring flood outlook shows little threat of serious snowmelt along the Red River and its tributaries or in the Devils Lake Basin. Soil moisture and snowpack are near to below normal, the report said.

Forecasters say the second half of winter should have near-normal temperatures with above-average precipitation.

The next flood outlook is scheduled to be issued on Feb. 11.