Grand Forks, N.D. ( – The weather in the Red River Valley continues to be near perfect to negate what could have been a top 5 flood year.

The National Weather Service came out with their latest Red River Basin Thaw/Flood 2020 update today.

Here is a rundown of what Greg Gust, National Warning Coordinator, had to say:

Bottom Line up Front:

• Overall Slow/Gentle Thaw process should continue into early April.
• Next 7 to 10 Days of near to above 32F, very little expected precip.
• This week/end… far Southern RRB is rising through Mod-Maj Stages.
• Streams/Rivers into Wahpeton-Breckenridge will fluctuate near/blo Minor Stage.
• Streams/Rivers into/blo Fargo-Moorhead continue steady rises thru Moderate Stage.
• South Br. Buffalo River (Sabin MN) rising towards Action and Minor Stages.
*Red River at Fargo-Moorhead and ND Wild River at Abercrombie rise thru Moderate Stage thru Sun.
• Next week/end… central RRB Tribs and Red start rising, south Crests.
• In ND: Expect Sheyenne, Maple, Rush, and Goose forecasts starting.
• In MN: Expect Buffalo, MN Wild Rice, Marsh forecasts starting.
• Crests Possible: ND Wild River at Abercrombie BR and Red River at Fargo-Moorhead
late next week.
• Red River Mainstem: Continue rises and river opening through Grand Forks.
* Red River at Fargo-Moorhead possible crest 30-32 ft. on or around April 1-4. *

Ag Central Radio Network interview with Greg Gust about today’s report: