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Minor Flooding in the Red River Expected

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With the significant rain amounts in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota this past week, soils and terrain have become extra saturated. Some areas have recieved 1"-4" inches of rainfall over the past three days. According to the National Weather Service, this amount of rainfall should put the Red River in minor flood stage in the next 24-48 hours. At 11:15 a.m., the Red River was at 17.5 feet, where minor flood stage begins at 18.00 feet in Fargo. It is expected crest at 18.8 on Friday.

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Kellen Peters
Kellen joined the WDAY Weather team in March 2014. In December 2013, he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of North Dakota. While he was there, he did his Undergraduate research on peoples’ reactions and effectiveness of Tornado sirens compared to Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). After his junior year, he interned at WeatherNation, where he worked as a weather producer. Kellen is a native of Woodbury, MN. He says, “Unlike most meteorologists, I was terrified of the weather as young kid- the movie ‘Twister’ did not fair me well. I later turned that fear into a passion and the rest is history.”  When he isn’t keeping an eye on the weather, you can find him staying active outdoors and cheering on UND hockey and football.
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