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Published April 17, 2013, 06:12 PM

Flood crest predictions increase

People are begging for warmer weather thanks to this seemingly endless winter but meteorologists say that could spell bad things for the Red River Valley.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

People are begging for warmer weather thanks to this seemingly endless winter but meteorologists say that could spell bad things for the Red River Valley.

The National Weather Service today released a new flood forecast. It says there is now a 95 percent chance of major flooding in Grand Forks, Oslo, Drayton and Pembina. In Fargo there's a 25 percent chance of record flooding. Meteorologists with the national weather service say the biggest risk factor is more precipitation and an increase in the temperature.

Greg Gust, National Weather Service: "The Snow water that is out there right now, is sufficient for a big flood and when it finally warms up, it could be dramatic."

It's been hard for flood forecasters to come up with possible predictions because this is the latest snowmelt flood crest since 1897.

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