Area Weather: Flood threat abates in region
Area residents along some of the major rivers in the state had some good news this week. The Minnesota River has crested in such spots as Montevideo. It crested at about seven feet over flood stage on Thursday and has started to recede.
Residents in Fargo-Moorhead area along the Red River of the North also had some good news this week. The river was at 35.54 feet on Thursday morning. It crested at nearly 37 feet on Sunday. Flood stage is 18 feet. By the way, the record level for the Red River in Fargo is 40.8 feet. Despite the good news with the river levels, things could change quickly if the Upper Midwest gets some major storms down the road. Thankfully, it has been a pretty quiet month as far as rain and snowstorms. We could see some light rain on Saturday, but thankfully no major spring storms on the horizon. For the latest information on the rivers you can go to http://www.crh.noaa.gov/fgf. Have a great weekend and enjoy the mild temperatures!
In 2007, temperature records were shattered across much of Central and Southern Minnesota Alexandria set a record high of 69 degrees! Other record highs were set in St. Cloud, Little Falls, and Minneapolis.
Cumulonimbus clouds are the tallest clouds. With bases that are around 3000 to 6000 feet above the ground, the largest may break into the stratosphere at an altitude of around 65,000 feet!
AT A GLANCE
Moorhead...Low 33...High 48
Duluth...Low 31... High 45
Morris...Low 37 High 48
Twin Cities...Low 37 High 54
Rochester...Low 22... High 51
Marshall...Low 36...High 49
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High 49 Low 32 Winds: S 10-20 mph Prec. Trace-.10"
Today's sunrise: 7:11 am Today's sunset: 7:44 pm
Normal High: 41 Normal Low: 23
Another system arrives late Friday night into Saturday that could bring some rain to the region.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 51 Low 37 Winds: NE 10-20 mph Prec. None
Monday: Mostly sunny and warm. High 61 Low 46 Winds: S 10-15 mph Prec. None
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and very warm. High 65 Low 43 Winds: S 10-20 mph Prec. None
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a chance of rain late. High 61 Low 37 Winds: SW 10-15, 20 mph Prec. Trace-.10"