Flood advisory extended to Wednesday after October snowstorm

2013-10-07T11:11:00Z Flood advisory extended to Wednesday after October snowstormBy LEANN ECKROTH | Bismarck Tribune Bismarck Tribune

BISMARCK, N.D. --The National Weather Service has extended a flood advisory for Adams, Grant and Hettinger counties through 12:30 p.m. Wednesday due to heavy snow accumulation from last weekend’s snowstorm.

“There is still a lot of snow that has to melt. Some locations still have a lot of runoff and have another foot to melt,” said Ken Simosko, meteorologist for the Bismarck office of the National Weather Service. He said overland flooding will be a risk at rural roadways and local creeks.

Sheriff offices from Adams and Hettinger counties reported no major threats when contacted Monday morning. Law Enforcement said road crews were still digging out from 12 to 18 inches of snowfall.

A flood advisory has been canceled for Bowman County, Simosko said. He was still waiting word from the Sioux County Emergency Management about that county’s flood risks.

Simosko said temperatures would climb to about 55 to 60 Monday and in the 60s for most of the work week. “It will be a gentler melt than highs in the 80s,” he said.

He said a strong precipitation system was coming in Friday and Saturday, but it will be all rain.

Reach LeAnn Eckroth at 701-250-8264 or leann.eckroth@bismarcktribune.com.

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