National Weather Service projecting potential for "significant" spring flooding along Red River

(Fargo, ND) -- The National Weather Service is issuing a warning. 

They expect spring flooding along the Red River here in the FM metro.  

"The main update from this outlook that was released today March 23rd, has been an increase in the potential for seeing significant flooding. When I say significant flooding, that is the potential for river stages to see either moderate or major flooding," said Carl Jones, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks.

Jones tells WDAY News First he doesn't expect flood levels to climb near the record highs experienced in 2009 and 1997. 

He describes weather in April as a "wild card" and would not predict whether we might see gradual snow melt throughout the month, which would be a best-case scenario for moderating flood levels.  

Original Air Date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2023