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Published April 15, 2011, 08:29 PM

How Will All This Wet, Heavy Snow Impact Flooding?

The snow continued to fall in Grand Forks Friday night. Meteorologist Greg Gust says up to five inches could fall before it ends.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

The snow continued to fall in Grand Forks Friday night. Meteorologist Greg Gust says up to five inches could fall before it ends.

This afternoon Gust was measuring the April snowfall.

"Two and a half inches of snow, at least at 1 p.m.," Gust said. "April can range from no snow to easily a foot or more."

Gust says the valley gets about the same amount of snow in April as November. Maybe common, but it surprised some.

"Wish it would warm up so I could bring my car out of the garage," Grand Forks resident Darron Williams said.

"It almost made me cry. We were just hoping with the water so high we wouldn't just get any moisture. And they have been saying about 4 inches and that is a lot," Pamela Laager said.

Love it or hate it, it's here and some wonder how it will affect the current flood.

Gust says the snow could raise river levels in other places, especially where they are getting greater amounts, but most likely won't affect the Red at Grand Forks.

"Now we are looking at record flooding in Valley City and looking into a record crest even into Lisbon, so that has bumped things up a bit there," Gust said.

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