... most clear memory of his career with the NWS was on Friday, April 18, 1997. ... watched as the levees protecting the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Grand Forks overtopped and people were evacuated. ... He advises, "Every time you put out a forecast, you are affecting people. You have to make sure it is your best, best forecast."
People in Grand Forks didn't get the best, best forecast on that day. People were caught off guard due to woefully inadequate river forecast by NOAA NWS North Central RFC , Chanhassen office.
I was there too.
That was eleven years ago.
Is all forgotten now?
I doubt it.
"National Weather Service Chanhassen, MN Shareholders' Report" at link.