Mother Nature………


Has a burr under her bonnet……..more like……she needs to put on her big girl underwear and get over it.  Anyway, this is what we woke up to this morning.

 

P3250281 We are waiting for the water to go down and then more precipation in the form of snow…..and cold temperatures.  It snowed on and off all day.    

 

We are fortunate on the flood outlook……..the river is going down very slowly……..there is still alot of water to pass thru our town but it shouldn’t cause anyone any serious problems.

 

 

 

 

 

Those down river are not so lucky……..they are expecting record levels of water all along the Red River……some have already lost the battle when too much water came to fast……sometimes you just don’t have enough time to get ready for the quantities of water.

 

The National Weather Service has released a statement of why this flood is so bad………we really didn’t have that much precipation this year……the main cause………We had to much warm weather too fast………Normally we warm up slowly with highs getting above freezing and at night dipping below freezing over the course of 2-3 weeks and this causes the melt to take place slowly and everything just slowly melts and making its way to the river slowly.    Last week we had record highs with the temperatures staying above freezing at night which sped up the runoff process and the water wanted to get to the river all at the same time………thereby creating massive flooding………on a very short notice.    

 

We have weathered the storm here and are praying for those downstream that they also have a successful flood outcome.

 

It was too cold today to take a picture of the sign to show our progress…but it did go down here about 4-5 inches…..and will continue on the slow drop over the next week.

 

later…………….

 

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