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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 7:29 PM MDT May. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... A Flood Warning for snowmelt remains in effect until 300 PM MDT
Sunday for northwestern Madison and northwestern Beaverhead
counties...

* point forecast for the Big Hole river near Melrose.
    * At 6:15 PM Monday, the stage was 6.2 feet.
    * Flood stage is 6.0 feet.
    * Moderate flooding is forecast.
    * Forecast... continue to rise to near 7.6 feet by Thursday night.
    * Impacts... at 6.2 feet, water affects areas near Glen. At 7
      feet, agricultural lands flood and irrigation systems need to
      be protected.

* Water levels on the Big Hole river remained steady during much of
the day on Monday, but additional rises will occur at least
through this week as warm temperatures help increase snowmelt out
of the mountains. Also, runoff from thunderstorms each day this
week will likely keep rivers and creeks running high and fast.

* There is a chance that water levels could rise further than what
is currently forecasted, if significant rainfall from
thunderstorms occur within the Big Hole river basin. If you live
near the Big Hole river, we urge you to be prepared to take
immediate action if floodwaters threaten your life, property,
and/or livestock.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Wisdom, Melrose, Wise River, Dewey and Glen.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 10:59 AM MDT May. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect from Tuesday morning through Friday
afternoon...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* the Jefferson river near Three Forks in southwest Montana.

* From Tuesday morning until further notice.

* At 9 am Monday, the stage was 7.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Major flooding is possible.
* Forecast... flood stage may be early Tuesday morning, then
continue to rise through Friday.
* Impacts... at 8.0 feet... farm buildings flood around Three Forks.
At 8.5 feet... County roads and bridges may have water flowing
over them. Several homes could flood.

* Warmer temperatures are expected to increase snowmelt out of
the mountains. Also, runoff from thunderstorms each day this
week will likely keep rivers and creeks running high and fast.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

The latest stages and forecasts for rivers and streams can be
found at our web Page... water.Weather.Gov/ahps


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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 10:59 AM MDT May. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch now in effect from Tuesday morning through Friday
afternoon...

The Flood Watch is now in effect for

* the Jefferson river near Three Forks in southwest Montana.

* From Tuesday morning until further notice.

* At 9 am Monday, the stage was 7.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Major flooding is possible.
* Forecast... flood stage may be early Tuesday morning, then
continue to rise through Friday.
* Impacts... at 8.0 feet... farm buildings flood around Three Forks.
At 8.5 feet... County roads and bridges may have water flowing
over them. Several homes could flood.

* Warmer temperatures are expected to increase snowmelt out of
the mountains. Also, runoff from thunderstorms each day this
week will likely keep rivers and creeks running high and fast.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

The latest stages and forecasts for rivers and streams can be
found at our web Page... water.Weather.Gov/ahps


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