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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 10:25 AM MDT Jun. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... A Flood Warning remains in effect until 400 am MDT Wednesday for
west central Fremont County...

* at 1000 am... the Wind River near DuBois was at 5.3 feet. Flood
stage is 5 feet. The river hit a record crest at DuBois of 5.78
feet Monday evening and is now receding. The river is expected to
drop below flood stage by early Wednesday morning. Low land
flooding will likely continue along the river through at least
this evening. Flooding has been reported at the confluence of
Horse Creek and the big Wind River.

* At 1000 am... the Wind River near Crowheart was hovering near 10.6
feet. Flood stage is 10 feet. Water levels are expected to decline
beginning Tuesday afternoon before falling below flood stage late
Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.

* At 1000 am... the Wind River near Kinnear was hovering near 9.4
feet. Flood stage is 9 feet. The river will gradually decline
beginning Tuesday afternoon and fall below flood stage early
Wednesday morning. At 9 feet, agricultural flooding occurs
especially along the right bank. Wyoming Highway 132 at milepost
15.7 was reported flooded with an alternate Route required. This
location is between US Highway 26 and Ethete.

* At 1000 am... the Wind River at Riverton was at 10.1 feet. Flood
stage is 9 feet. The river is expected to rise Tuesday afternoon
and crest between 10.5 and 10.9 feet late Tuesday afternoon. The
river will then begin to decline early Wednesday. At 10 feet,
extensive agricultural flooding occurs downstream of Riverton near
the black bridge and Hidden Valley areas.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop late Tuesday
morning and afternoon across the Wind River basin. Additional
rainfall amounts of one-tenth to one-quarter inch will be possible
before sunset Tuesday. The potential does exist for rainfall totals
up to one-half inch with the strongest storms. Drier weather is
anticipated Wednesday and especially Thursday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles. Stay away or be swept away. River banks
and culverts can become unstable and unsafe.


Lat... Lon 4302 10831 4299 10837 4300 10850 4310 10875
      4316 10884 4319 10899 4337 10931 4340 10949
      4347 10957 4352 10973 4365 10981 4363 10958
      4356 10942 4343 10927 4328 10900 4324 10879
      4317 10872 4314 10868 4303 10846 4301 10837
      4302 10836 4305 10835 4310 10833 4316 10821
      4313 10818 4308 10827


NWS Riverton


Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 11:17 PM MDT Jun. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... The hydrologic advisory for rapid rises remains in effect until
230 PM MDT Tuesday for northwestern Big Horn and east Central Park
counties...

At 11 PM Monday, the Shoshone river near Lovell was at 11.4 feet.
Flood stage at this location is 11 feet. The river looks to be at a
flat crest, but remain above flood stage through the day Tuesday. At
11 feet, water is up against the main dike at the sewage lagoons
along the right bank. Also, minor flooding of agricultural land and
farm houses adjacent to the river is expected. Water could also be
over low areas of Highway 37 north of cetgo bridge.

Other areas with low-lying minor flooding could be occurring along
Shoshone river from Cody to Lovell.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Stay away or be swept away. River banks can become unstable and
unsafe.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


Lat... Lon 4489 10821 4484 10820 4484 10828 4482 10838
      4468 10870 4468 10885 4464 10891 4458 10894
      4454 10897 4451 10904 4447 10917 4452 10922
      4454 10910 4459 10900 4467 10896 4472 10887
      4473 10873 4479 10859 4488 10839


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Areal Flood Advisory
Issued: 11:17 PM MDT Jun. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... The hydrologic advisory for rapid rises remains in effect until
230 PM MDT Tuesday for northwestern Big Horn and east Central Park
counties...

At 11 PM Monday, the Shoshone river near Lovell was at 11.4 feet.
Flood stage at this location is 11 feet. The river looks to be at a
flat crest, but remain above flood stage through the day Tuesday. At
11 feet, water is up against the main dike at the sewage lagoons
along the right bank. Also, minor flooding of agricultural land and
farm houses adjacent to the river is expected. Water could also be
over low areas of Highway 37 north of cetgo bridge.

Other areas with low-lying minor flooding could be occurring along
Shoshone river from Cody to Lovell.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Stay away or be swept away. River banks can become unstable and
unsafe.

A flood advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


Lat... Lon 4489 10821 4484 10820 4484 10828 4482 10838
      4468 10870 4468 10885 4464 10891 4458 10894
      4454 10897 4451 10904 4447 10917 4452 10922
      4454 10910 4459 10900 4467 10896 4472 10887
      4473 10873 4479 10859 4488 10839


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