Sunday, March 19, 2017

Flood Watch Tonight Star Valley

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Riverton WY
125 PM MDT Sun Mar 19 2017

...Significant low elevation snowmelt through tonight will cause
flooding in the western valleys...

.Recent rainfall along with temperatures in the 40s and 50s
across Jackson Hole and Star Valley today combined with southerly
winds of 15 to 25 mph will keep the potential for more
significant snowmelt through tonight.

Jackson Hole-Star Valley-South Lincoln County-
Including the cities of Jackson, Afton, Alpine,
Star Valley Ranch, Thayne, Kemmerer, and Cokeville
125 PM MDT Sun Mar 19 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northwest Wyoming, southwest Wyoming, and west
  central Wyoming, including the following areas, in northwest
  Wyoming, Jackson Hole. In southwest Wyoming, South Lincoln
  County. In west central Wyoming, Star Valley.

* Through late tonight

* The warmer valley temperatures, southerly winds, and recent rain
  on a ripe and melting snowpack will cause significant low
  elevation snowmelt runoff.

* Flooding of smaller streams, culverts, and other low lying areas
  will remain a distinct possibility through tonight.


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

People living in flood prone areas across the western valleys
should begin preparing for rising water across low lying areas
such as drainage ditches, bridges, and basements. You should
monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings.


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