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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 12:44 PM MDT May. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Stillwater County in south central Montana...
Carbon County in south central Montana...
Sweet Grass County in south central Montana...

* until 630 PM MDT.

* While the majority of the moderate to heavy rain showers from this
morning have diminished over the area, flooding along small
streams and low lying areas continues. Additional showers and
thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening over the
area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Red Lodge, Columbus, Big Timber, Bridger, Joliet, Fromberg,
Absarokee, Bearcreek, Reed Point, Edgar, Belfry, MC Leod, Cooney
Reservoir State Park, Melville, Rockvale, Washoe, Nye, Luther,
Fishtail and Boyd.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely, and have them relay the information to the
National Weather Service.


Lat... Lon 4500 10916 4541 11021 4578 11022 4579 11029
      4622 11028 4621 10966 4613 10965 4613 10960
      4605 10961 4604 10944 4549 10876 4500 10872


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1145 am MDT Wed may 23 2018

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Boulder river at Big Timber affecting Sweet Grass County.
* From this evening until further notice... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 11 am Wednesday the stage was 6.8 feet.
* Flood stage is 7.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 3 am
Thursday and crest near 7.6 feet around 6 am Thursday. The river
is expected to stay near or above flood stage through early next
week.

             Flood observed forecast 12 PM
location stage stage day time Thu Fri Sat

Boulder river
Big Timber 7.5 6.8 Wed 11 am 7.5 7.3 7.3




Lat... Lon 4585 10990 4571 10997 4564 11009 4567 11013
      4573 11002 4585 10995




1131 am MDT Wed may 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone at Edgar affecting Carbon County.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 10 am Wednesday the stage was 7.9 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.5 feet.
* Near record flooding is possible.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 5 PM
Wednesday and crest near 9.3 feet around 12 PM Thursday. The river
is expected to stay near or above flood stage through early next
week.

             Flood observed forecast 12 PM
location stage stage day time Thu Fri Sat

Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone
Edgar 8.5 7.9 Wed 10 am 9.3 8.2 7.9




Lat... Lon 4566 10868 4557 10878 4531 10887 4531 10894
      4554 10888 4566 10875




1131 am MDT Wed may 23 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone near Belfry affecting Carbon
County.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 11 am Wednesday the stage was 7.2 feet.
* Flood stage is 8.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise to near flood stage around 12 am
Thursday. The river is expected to stay near or above flood stage
through early next week.

             Flood observed forecast 12 PM
location stage stage day time Thu Fri Sat

Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone
Belfry 8.0 7.2 Wed 11 am 7.6 6.7 7.2




Lat... Lon 4531 10887 4500 10903 4501 10911 4531 10893





1109 am MDT Wed may 23 2018

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the shields river near Livingston affecting Park County.
* From this evening until further notice... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 10 am Wednesday the stage was 4.6 feet.
* Flood stage is 5.5 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will rise above flood stage around 3 am
Thursday and crest near 6.4 feet around 6 PM Thursday. The river
is expected to stay near or above flood stage through early next
week.

             Flood observed forecast 12 PM
location stage stage day time Thu Fri Sat

Shields river
Livingston 5.5 4.6 Wed 10 am 6.3 6.0 5.4




Lat... Lon 4599 11062 4585 11054 4572 11043 4571 11048
      4585 11062 4599 11068




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:08 PM MDT May. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Montana and north central Wyoming... including the
following ... in Montana... Big Horn... Carbon... Golden
Valley... Musselshell... park... Stillwater... Sweet Grass...
Wheatland and Yellowstone. In north central Wyoming... Sheridan.

* Through late tonight

* periods of showers and thunderstorms will continue through
tonight. Widespread rainfall totals of 1 to 1.50 inches have been
observed, with local reports greater than 3 inches. Flooding is
possible along mainstem rivers and tributaries already running
high due to snowmelt. Some flooding of ditches and low lying areas
is also possible.

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. Bank erosion is
likely. Do not walk near river banks as the underlying soil may be
eroded. In addition, if encountering flooded roads, turn around
don't drown.





1214 PM MDT Wed may 23 2018

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Yellowstone river at Billings affecting Stillwater and
Yellowstone counties.
* Until further notice.
* At 11 am Wednesday the stage was 12.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Forecast... the Yellowstone river at Billings is expected to rise
above flood stage of 13.5 ft late Thursday evening
then crest near 13.6 ft Friday morning. Then forecast to fall
below flood stage of 13.5 ft Friday afternoon. The river is
forecast to stay near flood stage through early next week. Bank
erosion is likely due to the High River flows.

             Flood observed forecast 12 PM
location stage stage day time Thu Fri Sat

Yellowstone river
Billings 13.5 12.0 Wed 11 am 12.8 13.5 12.9




Lat... Lon 4624 10754 4611 10749 4554 10896 4562 10955
      4575 10956 4570 10905




Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 1:08 PM MDT May. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through late tonight...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Montana and north central Wyoming... including the
following ... in Montana... Big Horn... Carbon... Golden
Valley... Musselshell... park... Stillwater... Sweet Grass...
Wheatland and Yellowstone. In north central Wyoming... Sheridan.

* Through late tonight

* periods of showers and thunderstorms will continue through
tonight. Widespread rainfall totals of 1 to 1.50 inches have been
observed, with local reports greater than 3 inches. Flooding is
possible along mainstem rivers and tributaries already running
high due to snowmelt. Some flooding of ditches and low lying areas
is also possible.

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. Bank erosion is
likely. Do not walk near river banks as the underlying soil may be
eroded. In addition, if encountering flooded roads, turn around
don't drown.





1214 PM MDT Wed may 23 2018

The National Weather Service in Billings has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Yellowstone river at Billings affecting Stillwater and
Yellowstone counties.
* Until further notice.
* At 11 am Wednesday the stage was 12.0 feet.
* Flood stage is 13.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Forecast... the Yellowstone river at Billings is expected to rise
above flood stage of 13.5 ft late Thursday evening
then crest near 13.6 ft Friday morning. Then forecast to fall
below flood stage of 13.5 ft Friday afternoon. The river is
forecast to stay near flood stage through early next week. Bank
erosion is likely due to the High River flows.

             Flood observed forecast 12 PM
location stage stage day time Thu Fri Sat

Yellowstone river
Billings 13.5 12.0 Wed 11 am 12.8 13.5 12.9




Lat... Lon 4624 10754 4611 10749 4554 10896 4562 10955
      4575 10956 4570 10905




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